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A Recipe for Struggling Small Towns: Good Food? | July 12, 2017

Because ailing rural economies could learn from the capital of organics.

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As Family Farms Fade, The Auction Industry Booms | May 9, 2017

Family-owned auction houses may be going the way of family-owned farms.

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The Young Foreign Workers Trump Forgot  | April 10, 2017

Because foreign students do the jobs American students reject.

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Revenge of the Independent Hardware Store | March 20, 2017

Because when it comes to hardware stores, selection and service still mean something.

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Old Clothes, New (Business) Models | March 7, 2017

A clever crop of Main Street merchants.

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Your Phone—A Weapon Against Counterfeit Merch? | January 27, 2017

Smartphone tech joins the age-old fight against fakes.

 

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News & Analysis in List form (for Popularmechanics.com)

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5 Terrible U.S. Road and Highway Designs: Lessons Learned  | August 24, 2010 |

Whiling away the hours in roadwork-induced stoppages, you might find yourself cursing the traffic engineers and highway designers responsible for your misery. You might praise them for finally doing something about that particularly sticky wicket of an interchange. And you might wonder to yourself, “If there was a perfect highway, what would it be like?” At least that’s what we wondered. So we found some of America’s worst examples of highway design, and talked to experts in the field to find out what it takes to build good roads.

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8 of the Most Dangerous Places (To Live) on the Planet | Sep 31, 2009 |

There are places in the world where the dangers are so great that it’s hard to believe anyone is willing to stay put and fight it out with Mother Nature. Here, Popular Mechanics has canvassed the globe for 8 places that require fortitude, resourcefulness and a great faith in DIY skills just to make it through the year alive.

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6 Safe, Strong—and Chic—Bomb Shelters You Can Buy Now | July 22, 2009 |

Dirty bombs, stray missiles, flus named after animals—it seems the world’s threats loom large enough nowadays that anyone who isn’t paranoid should pay more attention. Fortunately, bomb-shelter styles are as varied as the paths to annihilation. Ranging in sophistication from down-and-dirty underground dens to opulent, impenetrable palaces, here are six of PM’s favorite shrines to self-preservation

 

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Magazine writing (for Popular Mechanics)

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What Went Wrong: Investigating Russia’s Biggest Dam Explosion | February 2010 |

August 2009: a major failure occurred at the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric dam in Russia. 75 people were killed, many were injured and 40 tons of oil were spilled in the Yenisei river. With nearly 100 gigawatts of installed electric dams in the United States, experts wonder, could it happen here? PM investigates.

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What Went Wrong: How the Dallas Cowboys’ Field House Collapsed | November 2010

When the Dallas Cowboys’ practice facility caved in, it was the perfect storm of bad weather and shoddy engineering.

 

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Politics & Environmental Policy

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The Central Sands Water Grab | May 2, 2017 | Vice Impact

In Scott Walker’s Wisconsin, the official state policy on groundwater pumping puts potatoes over people.

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Editorial Design (for The Wisconsin Chiropractor)

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