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Ancient farmers burned the Amazon, but today's fires are very different

National Geographic (2019)

Across the burning Amazon, smoke is rising and fine particles of charcoal are falling softly to the ground.

Paleoecology—the study of ancient environments—offers unique insights into how the first Amazonian peoples manipulated fire in the landscape, the effects of those fires on the forest’s ecology over time, and lessons that might help to prevent modern fires.

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Heracles the Giant Parrot Stood 3-Feet-Tall

Discover magazine (2019)

If you tried to feed a cracker to this polly you might lose a hand in the process. Paleontologists say they’ve discovered the ancient fossil remains of the world’s only known giant parrot.

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New Zealand mosque shootings: Voices of the victims

the washington post (2019)

I reported alongside the Washington Post’s Anna Fifield as a video journalist in the days after the Christchurch mosque shootings, and contributed to this story about some of the attack’s victims.

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ANCIENT AMAZONIAN SOCIETIES MANAGED THE FOREST INTENSIVELY BUT SUSTAINABLY — HERE’S WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM THEM

ENSIA (2019)

The Amazon’s trees, soils and mysterious earthworks tell the story of the millions who lived there before European arrival.