Leaving no trace on the rock

Many gym rock climbers eventually get the itch to take the sport outside. When they do, REI outdoor school instructor Taino Grosjean hopes they'll "Leave no trace," a philosophy that crags should remain as untouched by people as humanly possible.

The life aquatic

New York City ponds are teeming with microscopic eukaryotes, and Sally Warring — a microbiologist at the American Museum of Natural History — is scooping and documenting them for a growing audience.  

‘Trapped’ by Rover pipeline

As part of my coverage of natural gas pipeline construction in Ohio, I stopped by Sherry Miller’s home. At the time, bulldozers and cranes operated on three sides of her property and heavy machinery roared just a few feet from the small pasture, coop and yard where her pigs, goats, dogs and chickens roamed.