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Environmental justice groups in Chicago grapple with a sluggish economy
After working together to shut down a pair of coal plants, three grassroots organizations no longer see exactly eye to eye on the best way forward for their community. +CityLab, December 2014.
+Photo: Activists unfurl a protest banner in 2011 outside the Crawford coal plant in Chicago. (Rainforest Action Network / Flickr)


The threat of antibiotic-resistant infections
While Ebola panic sweeps the nation, a far more prevalent public health problem has many experts more concerned. And it's coming, in part, from a chicken near you.
+Chicago Magazine, December 2014.
+Photo: A poultry farm near Santander in the Department of Valle de Cauca, Colombia in 2010. (© Charlotte Kesl / World Bank via Flickr)


Blazing the Midwest's Biggest Trails Project
Steve Buchtel pitched the 26-mile Cal-Sag Trail, which will stitch together disparate suburbs of Chicago, as offering benefits beyond recreation. Image Courtesy Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail
+CityLab, November 2014.


Great Lakes, Uncertain Futures
My crowd-funded side project is live, but you can still subscribe! I provide regular news round-ups and monthly original reporting on water and climate change around the Great Lakes basin.
+Battling green slime, Wisconsin builds ‘farm pride’
+Chasing blue gold in Milwaukee and Cincinnati
+Q&A: Phil Enquist, chief planner at SOM
+Beacon, October-December 2014.