Elizabeth Kolbert writes about science and the environment for The New Yorker and is the author of the 2006 book Field Notes from a Catastrophe.
The author of Garbage Land and Bottlemania, environmental writer Elizabeth Royte has appeared in the Best American Science Writing anthologies.
Praised for his insightful writing about nature, David Quammen is the author of many books, including Spillover. He lives in Montana, drawn there by trout.
Naturalist Richard Conniff travels the globe writing about the behavior of some of its more exotic animals — and the people who study them — for Smithsonian, Audubon Magazine and NPR.
Zoos may have to choose between keeping the animals we most want to see and saving the ones we may never see again.
The science of sleeplessness.
Why do kids rule the roost?
Is procreation immoral?
Can southern Louisiana be saved?
Where have all the bees gone?
Canada’s synthetic-fuels boom.
There have been five great die-offs in history. This time, the cataclysm is us.
How the Giuliani method may defeat him.
Environmentalism’s most optimistic guru.
Can a seventeen-mile-long collider unlock the universe?
How worried should we be about the nuclear plant up the river?
The Mayor is doing a good job. Why don’t people like him?
How Kenneth Feinberg determines the value of three thousand lives.
How Hillary Clinton set out to master the Senate.
Why candidates need to make fun of themselves.
Why chronic insecurity is every Times reporter’s lot.
What did the Dutch see in Pim Fortuyn?
To make sense of Albany, you have to turn everything on its head.
Why hydrogen-powered vehicles are attracting some unlikely supporters.
NASA’s climate expert delivers the news no one wants to hear.
What happened between the Neanderthals and us?
Does a glacier hold the secret of how civilization began—and how it may end?