Clips

Featured audio:

GBH/CAI Morning Edition 7/22/2021: Somerset urges state to shutter scrap metal operation

99% Invisible 3/9/2021: Artistic License: The contentious history of license plates

Marketplace Morning Report 7/23/2020: Aging oil tanker raises concern about catastrophe in Red Sea
NPR News Morning Edition 6/24/2020: America’s 50,000 water utilities struggle to make ends meet
Marketplace Morning Report 5/27/2020: In shuttered buildings, stagnant water can turn dangerous
GBH News Morning Edition 9/8/2020: Western Mass. blaze serves as reminder of state’s ‘rich history’ of wildfire

MPR News Morning Edition 11/18/2019: Signs of trouble ahead for Lake Superior’s historic herring fishery


Featured writing:

Scientific American 8/31/2020: The deep sea is about to open for business

Business Insider 5/26/2020: Ralph Nader on mask slackers and seat belt resisters

Audubon 5/18/2020: COVID-19 halts Arctic Refuge bird research, but oil leasing may continue

Washington Post 7/9/2019: Ancient life awakens amid thawing permafrost and ice caps

Scientific American investigative report 8/27/2018: Experts question UN climate group leadership amid violence and environmental damage


Media appearances:

8/10/2021 – Daniel joined Al Jazeera English to share his reporting on deep-sea mining

8/18/2020 – Daniel joined Marketplace Tech to share his reporting on wastewater epidemiology


More clips:

Tire makers test-drive new plant-based rubber sources
Marketplace Morning Report – 5/6/2021
Industry looks to tap desert shrubs and dandelions for rubber.

The Peregrine Falcons of Boston
BirdNote – 11/7/2020
Once wiped out from the East Coast, the species is thriving in big cities.

Western Mass. Blaze Serves As Reminder Of State’s ‘Rich History’ Of Wildfire
Morning Edition, WGBH News – 9/8/20
A forest fire in Leverett burned for more than a month, thanks in part to this summer’s drought.

The deep-sea is about to open for business
Scientific American – 8/31/2020
As deep-sea metals mining becomes a reality, scientists probe potential harms

What sewage can tell us about the spread of COVID-19
Marketplace Tech – 8/18/2020
Wastewater data can help cities plan a lockdown or decide on in-person schooling

In Deep
American Public Media
Daniel produced this podcast that asks: Do you know where your water’s been?

Aging oil tanker raises concern about catastrophe in Red Sea
Marketplace Morning Report – 7/23/2020
The ship—a ‘pawn’ in Yemen’s civil war—is deteriorating and could cause an oil spill

America’s 50,000 water utilities struggle to make ends meet
Morning Edition, National Public Radio – 6/24/2020
Some utilities may go out of business⁠—but customers could benefit

In shuttered buildings, stagnant water can turn dangerous
Marketplace Morning Report – 5/27/2020
Flushing toilets is essential to safeguard plumbing systems from harmful bacteria

COVID-19 Halted Arctic Refuge Bird Research, but Oil Leasing May Continue
Audubon – 5/18/2020
What the pandemic means for conservation prospects in Northern Alaska

Somerville Startup Scours Sewage for Coronavirus
Morning Edition, WGBH News – 4/14/2020
Biobot Analytics uses “wastewater epidemiology” to address testing shortage

COVID-19 stories for Business Insider
Ongoing science and news coverage of the pandemic

The unnatural history of Minnesota’s freshwater mussels
Morning Edition, Minnesota Public Radio News – 11/26/2019
Part II of series on native freshwater mussels. Listen to part I and part III.

Signs of trouble ahead for Lake Superior’s historic lake herring fishery
Morning Edition, Minnesota Public Radio News – 11/18/2019
Minnesota’s most valuable commercial fish species is on the decline

Hennepin County begins project to assess sinkhole risk
All Things Considered, Minnesota Public Radio News – 9/27/2019
Downtown Minneapolis may not be standing on completely solid ground

Robots help humans save water as climate change makes every drop count
Marketplace Tech – 8/15/2019
Startups are building robots that detect pipe leaks and monitor the oceans

[Part of How We Survive, a series on climate adaptation that Daniel helped produce for Marketplace]

Ancient life awakens amid thawing icecaps and permafrost
Washington Post – 7/9/2019
In Earth’s icy fringes, bacteria, moss and nematodes are bearing life anew

As algae blooms spread, more Minn. lakes get chemical treatment
Morning Edition, Minnesota Public Radio News – 7/5/2019
Lake managers wage chemical warfare against harmful algae blooms across Minnesota

Diving for Free Food
American Public Media – April 2019
Daniel reported this story as part of a radio special he produced, which aired on public radio stations throughout the U.S.

How to clean up a polluted lake? Just add aluminum.
National Geographic – 10/27/2018
Lake managers turn to aluminum sulfate to fight algae blooms

Heading off injury
Scientific American – October 2018
Soccer headers cause more brain damage in female players

Experts question UN climate group leadership amid violence and environmental damage
Scientific American investigative report – 8/27/2018
Nicaraguan government’s actions raise alarm about its position on the Green Climate Fund

Visiting a national park this summer? Hold your breath.
PBS NewsHour – 7/18/2018
Popular parks suffer as much ozone pollution as major U.S. cities

A lost summer for Greenland’s shorebirds
Scientific American – 7/13/2018
Ground-nesting birds failed to breed this year along the Arctic island’s east coast due to record snow cover

Reading history in the trees
Pacific Standard – 1/18/2018
To understand California’s past climate, scientists study the ring patterns in 500-year-old oaks

We can save individual species. But can we save entire ecosystems?
Ensia – 2/23/2016
Efforts to save grasslands illustrate the importance —and challenge — of protecting whole systems as well as their parts.

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