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Past articles by Brad:

Before Henry Worsley, There Was Børge Ousland

David Grann’s New Yorker story about a doomed Antarctic adventurer was a spellbinding read. But as he—and Outside—seem to forget, other people had already done what Worsley was trying to pull off. → Read More

After the Ebola Zone: The Life of a New York Doctor In Quarantine

On arriving in Geneva to wait out his required 21-day, self-monitored quarantine, Dr. Darin Portnoy says he was looking forward to a few runs—he hadn’t had time to work out on his Ebola mission, and there was no easy path for a jog between his living quarters and the Ebola treatment center—and was hoping he might find a Thanksgiving dinner. He found one listing quickly, at the American… → Read More

Leaked: The Oil Lobby's Conspiracy to Kill off California's Climate Law

A presentation by Western States Petroleum Association, one of the most powerful oil and gas lobbies, details an elaborate plan to thwart California's move away from fossil fuels → Read More

Ebola Docs Adopt New Tactics to Stop Epidemic

As his tour in Liberia winds down, Dr. Darin Portnoy of Médecins Sans Frontières wishes he had more time to apply what he has learned → Read More

An Ebola Doctor's Impossible Decisions

With fewer cases of Ebola in some locations but clusters showing up in new ones, MSF and others change tactics → Read More

Ebola: Doctors Without Borders Shows How to Manage a Plague

For months the world's first, best, and sometimes only defense against Ebola has been Médecins Sans Frontières → Read More

Loneliness and Comedy in the Ebola Ward

Behind the scenes at the ELWA3 Ebola isolation clinic in Liberia → Read More

In Liberia, Ebola Survivors Find They Have Superpowers

Photograph by Malin LagerDr. Darin Portnoy Yesterday, Dr. Darin Portnoy, a family physician from the Bronx, completed his first rounds—60 patients, five of them children—in an Ebola ward of a treatment center in Paynesville, about 250 miles southeast of Monrovia, Liberia. He’s been impressed from the start by the efficiency of the clinic, but what struck him the most was watching as an Ebola… → Read More

What Does Médecins Sans Frontières Teach Its Doctors?

Doctors Without Borders operates all-day training sessions to prepare medical workers for treating Ebola → Read More

Julia Roberts as Mother Nature: 'I Don’t Really Need People'

Movie stars are donating their time and voices to a series of 2-minute videos produced by Conservation International → Read More

The 10 Funniest Moments in the Keystone XL Fight

For the sixth anniversary of TransCanada's application to build Keystone XL, a list of the most absurd moments so far in the fight over the pipeline → Read More

Review: Pump Documentary Takes on U.S. Oil Addiction

A documentary about ethanol and America's oil addiction manages not to be a snooze → Read More

The Chemical Weapons Ukrainian Separatists Didn't Get

How an American environmentalist's efforts to clean up a decaying Soviet-era TNT factory helped save the region from disaster → Read More

Report Details Climate Change Effects on 289 National Parks

On July 2, the National Park Service released a report by two of its scientists that confirms that 289 of America’s parks and historic sites are experiencing climate change. That is, many are getting ... → Read More

America's National Parks and Historic Sites Feel the Heat From Climate Change

National Park Service scientists say 289 sites are experiencing climate change. Here's a look at eight of them → Read More

Sally Jewell: Obama's Pro-Fracking Climate Czar

The former REI chief controls 23 percent of America's energy supply. Whose side is she on? → Read More

Robert McDonald Is a Great Choice to Fix the VA—If Washington Doesn't Drive Him Insane

Washington can be an intensely frustrating place for people accustomed to getting things done → Read More

A Federal Response to Navy SEAL's 'Threat Assessment' of Keystone XL

The Transportation Security Administration says safety and security assessments have never been conducted on the Keystone pipeline network → Read More

Former Chief of Navy SEALs Finds Keystone XL an Easy Terror Target

If reporting on the battle over the Keystone XL has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. Even so, we didn’t see this one coming. → Read More

Keystone XL: The Zombie Pipeline Kills Bipartisan Energy Bill

In California, the term for stalled infrastructure schemes and investment vehicles that hang around waiting for circumstances to change so they seem viable again is “zombie water projects.” With yesterday’s epic fail in the U.S. Senate, the proposed final leg of the Keystone XL pipeline can be seen → Read More