Unhappy Earth Day: The Seas Still Rise

April 22, 2019 Morphizm 0

A decade ago, I talked to the Pacific Institute about their report which more or less promised that the coastal metropolis that currently make our state of California the world’s fifth largest economy would be swallowed by global warming.

Farmers Markets Come Under Presidential Fire

October 30, 2017 Morphizm 0

My latest investigation for Civil Eats is not so much alarming as predictable. The current presidential administration, already an international laughingstock, has targeted farmers markets for elimination. The punishment? Death by pointless cuts.

Animation Is Film, Said The Festival

October 23, 2017 Morphizm 0

It may not seem like we need to have a three-day festival in Hollywood celebrating animation as cinema with a capital C. But if that was the case, I would not have spent the weekend with my girls in Hollywood at the Animation Is Film festival.

Feeding The Resistance

October 5, 2017 Morphizm 0

In a globally warming, warring world where Americans throw away half the food they grow, nourishing activism with a heart and mind in service of renewable peace is paramount. Enter author Julia Turshen, who I profiled for Civil Eats.

What Is Organic? Depends On Who’s Asking

September 25, 2017 Morphizm 0

This investigation for Civil Eats is about the terminology we take for granted so that billions of dollars can exchange hands in the organic market, as we throw away over a third of the food we ask our burning Earth to provide us.

Cli-Fi: Largest Gulf Dead Zone Ever

August 4, 2017 Morphizm 0

Stephen King’s horror novel never saw this real-time nightmare coming. A state-sized dead zone at the bottom of the South, which is so deprived of oxygen it might as well be deep space — which is, recalling Alien, where no one can hear you scream.

Ron Finley Rewilds South Central

May 24, 2017 Morphizm 0

My latest piece for Civil Eats chronicles the victory of sanity over nonsense, Earth over concrete, regeneration over regression. It was an honor to write, and even more brilliant to witness in person.

Solar Farming For Everyone!

March 21, 2017 Morphizm 0

One of the great things about writing for Civil Eats is that I get a chance to explore several existential concerns at once. For my second piece, I was lucky enough to analyze and evangelize solarization, decarbonization and an agricultural infrastructure with a future.

Getting Civil About Sustainable Eats, Starting With California

February 28, 2017 Morphizm 0

I am honored to explore the entire University of California system’s sustainable food efforts for my first piece at Civil Eats. Greening these influential universities will upgrade our state’s profile and power, especially if we can reach full sustainability in the short term, which is no easy feat.

Bring Us the Jobs of Enviro Sellouts!

November 13, 2013 Morphizm 0

[This callout has been syndicated here on HuffPo.] After America’s Veteran’s Day militarism hangover, I scanned what few trustworthy journalism outlets are left but still couldn’t avoid the headhunters. They […]

Here Comes the Sun Journo!

November 8, 2013 Morphizm 0

Image: NASA/SDO/AIA/Goddard Space Flight Center. August prominence from our Sun, another reminder that our light bulb in the sky will daily gift us with necessary and abundant solar power for […]

Occupy Hip Hop

November 19, 2011 Morphizm 0

I grew up on hip hop in Long Beach during the ’70s and ’80s, and in Berkeley during the ’90s. Throughout that time, it was packed with party jams but […]

Bill Gates Is Not a Great Teacher

December 17, 2010 Morphizm 0

America sniffs the global average when it comes education. And the last thing it needs is lame advice from Microsoft’s Bill Gates. But that’s what it’s getting, according to my […]