Magazine

This is a selection of Rene’s writing. The newest articles appear at the top. She will be adding more, so keep checking back. 

INSIDE THE MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR WORLD OF EEL TRAFFICKING

Agents with the U.S. government’s ‘Operation Broken Glass’ have nabbed more than a dozen men for smuggling valuable baby eels to Asia. By Rene Ebersole/Photography By Sarah Rice. National Geographic, June 2017

 

 

 

 

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT RECYCLING IN AMERICA

After decades of growth, our recycling rate has stalled. Is single-stream recycling to blame? By Rene Ebersole. Organic Life, April 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

THE RE-ANIMATORS

popscifinalHow Scientists Are Bringing People Back From The Dead. Pressing pause could mean the difference between life and death. By Rene Ebersole. Popular Science, July 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO KEEP HONEYBEES

honeybee-farme-datesJoin the backyard beekeeping revolution and keep pollinators buzzing. The payback’s pretty sweet. By Rene Ebersole. Modern Farmer. Summer 2016. Cover Story

 

 

 

 

 

YOU’RE NOT WARM UNTIL YOU’RE WARM AND DEAD

outside-magazine-january-februaryPeople coming back to life after being frozen stiff. Frogs that cryopreserve for winter and then reanimate. The emerging frontier of extreme cold is offering revolutionary new insights and therapies for everything from deadly exposure to peak athletic performance. By Rene Ebersole. Outside, January 2016. Cover story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SUDDEN IMPACT

When birds and buildings collide, Minneapolis artist Miranda Brandon gives victims of bird strikes new life. By Rene Ebersole/Photography by Miranda Brandon Audubon, Sept/Oct, 2015. Cover story.

 

TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT

sfw_audubon_tampabaybirdphotographers_melyssa_little_501In the desire to get the perfect shot, some photographers push the limits, jeopardizing the wildlife they adore. Can’t we all just get along? By Rene Ebersole/Photography by Melissa Lyttle Audubon, May/June, 2015

 

 

 

 

HOW TO TURN YOUR DOG OFF

5517_6c7cd904122e623ce625613d6af337c4Suspended animation is becoming a life-saving medical procedure. By Rene Ebersole , Nautilus, March 5, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

MODERN ARK

Joel-Sartore-448-EditJoel Sartore wants a close-up of every captive species on earth—as many as 12,000 animals—before it’s too late. By Rene Ebersole/Photography by Joel Sartore Audubon, March-April, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Q&A: MICHAEL POLLAN

th-2Celebrated author Michael Pollan talks climate change, and how farming can help stop it. Audubon, November-December, 2014.

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AT THE CROSS ROADS

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The most high-tech advances in genetic research are happening in the most unexpected place—the heart of quiet Amish country. Mental_Floss, October 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BITTER TRUTH, Q&A WITH SPIRITS AUTHOR BRAD THOMAS PARSONS

 Modern Farmer, July 2014

 

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THE NIGHT STALKERS

w1_mothmanBirds have birders who go birding. It only follows that moths should have moth-ers who go mothing. By Rene Ebersole/Photography by Jim des Rivieres Audubon, May-June 2014.

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WELCOME TO THE BODY FARM

body_farmBeyond the border of an ordinary parking lot lies the most cutting-edge graveyard in the world… and a hands-on lab for cops and forensic anthropologists. By Rene Ebersole/Photography by Graham Yelton Mental Floss, March 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD NETWORK

w1_aud0713_jad52Creating a backyard habitat that attracts wildlife, especially birds, sounds like a good idea. But does it work? New research is providing proof that small habitats can make a big difference. By Rene Ebersole/Photography by David Liittschwager Audubon, July-August 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLOR GUARD

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Decades after the roseate spoonbill staged a major comeback from plume hunting, one of the world’s most bizarre and beautiful birds is again sending warning signs about the state of the Everglades. By Rene Ebersole/Photography by John Huba Audubon, May-June 2013. Cover Story. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SWEET SUCCESS

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Drizzling your flapjacks with bona fide maple syrup tapped from   northern hardwood forests provides a mouthwatering breakfast—and a boon to birds. By Rene Ebersole/Photography by Ben Stechschulte Audubon: March-April 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WORLD OF TOMORROW

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 The days when buildings simply sat there sucking down vast amounts of energy are almost over. Today’s best houses, schools, restaurants, and arenas sip their megawatts, while catching rainwater, sparing resources, and preserving green space—without sacrificing style, or fun. By Rene Ebersole  Audubon, September-October 2009. Cover Story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CROSSROADS

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Walk in Jesus’ footsteps, explore the ruins at Masada, or take a dip in the Dead Sea, but don’t forget to look up. A half billion birds fly over Israel each year, making the Holy Land one of the world’s top birding destinations. By Rene Ebersole/Photography by Katherine Kiviat  Audubon, November-Eecember 2009.

 

 

 

 

POPULAR MECHANICS: BEST OF GREEN DESIGN

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Your home may be your castle, but there’s no need for exorbitant utility bills to make it as pricey as the real thing. From windows that can insulate against Arctic temperatures to a machine that converts your garage into a biofuel pumping station, these pages showcase today’s most ingenious products for achieving energy and water efficiency.  By Rene Ebersole Popular Mechanics, October 2008

 

 

 

 

HAPPY MEALS

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In a New York City suburb, a grand experiment in farming yields food that is grown locally on a small scale and free of toxins. The well-heeled diners flocking to the farm’s gourmet restaurant and the carefree children attending its camps may well be getting a taste of the future. By Rene Ebersole/Photography by Rob Howard  Audubon, March-April 2007

 

 

 

 

 

THE ORIGINAL OZ

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Scorching deserts filled with birdsong, a coast dotted with life-restoring aboriginal fires, rivers pulsing with crocodiles. At once the most dangerous and beautiful place on earth, australia’s northern territory is the true outback that legendary explorers couldn’t conquer. By Rene Ebersole/ Photography by George Fetting  Audubon, July-August 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

PLAYING DEFENSE

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Each year doe-eyed marauders lay waste to America’s backyards, devouring everything from flowers to vegetables and saplings. Here’s how to protect your precious plants.
By Rene Ebersole/Photography by Rob Howard  Audubon, September-October 2006.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENERGY GUIDE: POWER TO THE PEOPLE

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How to fight global warming, lower your utility bills, and take a stand for a more sustainable future. By Rene Ebersole/Illustrations by Tomasz Walenta  Audubon: September-October 2006

 

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