Samples of published work


Peru’s oldest and largest Amazonian oil field poised for clean-up
The first South Americans: extreme living
Melting in the Andes: Goodbye Glaciers
China’s lust for jaguar fangs imperils big cats


Dams nudge Amazon’s ecosystems off kilter
Maps reveal how Amazon development is closing in on isolated tribes
Oil in the forest


Understanding the Amazon by digging into the ground beneath it


Protest against oil pollution ends with accords
A railroad that crosses the Amazon could be infeasible, expensive dream for Peru
Environmental wisdom: keeping indigenous stories alive
High gold prices trigger rainforest destruction in Peru

ReThink Earth

Can bushmeat feed families without emptying forests?


The race to recover South American’s ancient past
The perils and privileges of an Amazonian hallucinogen
Rubber barons’ abuses live on in memory and myth

National Geographic Online

Amazon dams keep the lights on, but could hurt fish, forests

Scientific American

Adobe homes in Peru’s Andes tell centuries-old toxic tale
Oil spill in Amazon sickens villagers, kills fish
Is the Amazon rain forest drying out?


Healing the scars of mining, tree by tree
Peruvians rally to safeguard desert-coast “lomas”
Murky regulatory waters aid illicit fishing
Looking to create a healthier family hearth
Residents form ecotourism corridor in Peru
Boosting sustainable rural livelihoods key for Haiti

The Lancet

Measles outbreak in the Americas
Data reveal state of Venezuelan health system
Latin American countries crack down on junk food

National Catholic Reporter

Staking their lives
Cambodia: Struggle for a future