This is a selection of Rene’s writing. The newest articles appear at the top. She will be adding more, so keep checking back.
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.
After decades of growth, our recycling rate has stalled. Is single-stream recycling to blame? By Rene Ebersole. Organic Life, April 2017.
How 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.
Join the backyard beekeeping revolution and keep pollinators buzzing. The payback’s pretty sweet. By Rene Ebersole. Modern Farmer. Summer 2016. Cover Story
People 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.
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.
In 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
Suspended animation is becoming a life-saving medical procedure. By Rene Ebersole , Nautilus, March 5, 2015
Joel 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
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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.
Modern Farmer, July 2014
Birds 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.
Beyond 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.
Creating 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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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