Notable 1986-2020 Articles:

Op-ed: “A victory for salmon, two tribes, and the Klamath River,” Los Angeles Times, November 17, 2020.

 

Essay: “In an era of pandemics and fires, global action is the only hope,” Yale Environment 360, April 2, 2020

 

Op-ed: “Berkeley banned natural gas. The rest of California should, too, “Los Angeles Times, July 31, 2019.

 

Article: “In an era of extreme weather, concerns grow over dam safety,” Yale Environment 360, July 9, 2019.

 

Article: “After a long boom, an uncertain future for big dam projects,” Yale Environment 360, November 27, 2018.

 

Article: “Where water is scarce, communities turn to reusing wastewater,” Yale Environment 360, May 1, 2018.

 

Opinion: “Soil power! The dirty way to a green planet,” New York Times, December 2, 2017

 

Op-ed: “Four dams in the West are coming down-- a victory wrapped in a defeat for smart water policy,” Los Angeles Times, November 2, 2017

 

Op-ed essay: “Santa Rosa’s charred now, but we’re all facing fire (or flood or heat wave) soon,” October 11, 2017.

 

An energy-generating beaver dam,” Harper’s Magazine, November 1, 2016.

 

Essay: “How I learned to walk (in my 60s),” New York Times, May 12, 2016

 

Opinion: “Nevada’s solar https://authory.com/JacquesLeslie/Nevadas-Solar-Bait-and-Switch-a834355af87b745eb8d27d9991e669466 bait-and-switch,” New York Times, February 1, 2016.

 

Article: “Will the sage grouse win the West?”, New Yorker, September 10, 2015.

 

Article: “The trouble with megaprojects,” New Yorker, April 11, 2015.

 

Opinion: “Los Angeles, city of water,” New York Times, December 6, 2014.

 

Opinion: “Large dams just aren’t worth the cost,” New York Times, August 23, 2014.

 

Opinion: “The true cost of hidden money,” New York Times, June 15, 2014.

 

Opinion: “Is Canada tarring itself?,” New York Times, March 30, 2014.

 

Essay: “Fairway to heaven: exploring the abandoned golf courses of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,” Earth Island Journal, Spring 2014.

 

Essay: “War wounds,” Amazon Kindle Single, February 28, 2011.

 

Article (cover story): “Rough water: the likely removal of four dams on the Klamath River will mark the largest dam decommissioning in history. An unlikely alliance of farmers, fishermen, ranchers, and Indians made it happen,” Earth Island Journal, Spring 2010.

 

Article (narrative nonfiction cover story): “The Last Empire: can the world survive China’s rush to emulate the American way of life?,” Mother Jones, December 10, 2007.

 

Opinion: “Before the flood,” New York Times, January 22, 2007.

 

Article (narrative nonfiction: “Lisa’s Shoe,” Drunken Boat, September 7, 2006.

 

Article (Harper’s cover story): “Running dry: what happens when the world no longer has enough freshwater?”, Harper’s Magazine, July 2000.

 

Article (Wired cover story): “Powerless: What happens at 00:00:01 on January 1? Try deadly, black, and very, very cold,” Wired, April 1, 1999.

 

Article (Los Angeles Times Magazine cover story: “A wine family feud: the matriarch of the Sebastianis makes her move, and her elder son, Sam, is out of a job,” Los Angeles Times Magazine, April 27, 1986.