Sierra Nevada Ally

In May of 2020, I began freelance writing for the Sierra Nevada Ally. Primarily reporting on renewable energy and technological advancements in the Mountain West region, it is a job that I enjoy and continue working on today. This publication has enabled me to get creative in the journalism space, as all of my written reporting is now accompanied by audio-style formats: narration and radio-style features aired on radio station 95.1 FM KNVC in Carson City, NV.

Below are a series of reporting pieces I have produced for the Ally over the years.


Striking The Right Ecological Balance for New Renewable Energy Projects

Nevada A Hot Bed in the Search for Critical Minerals

Breaking Down Geothermal Research, Investment in the West

How One Utah Research Plant Could Unlock Geothermal Energy Across the U.S.


Lake Tahoe a Proving Ground for Emerging Conservation Technology

With First Lease Sale in the Pacific, Offshore Wind Energy Gaining Momentum in the U.S.

Nevada Clean Energy Fund a Strong Contender for “Green Bank” Provision Funding in Inflation Reduction Act

Reno Embraces Data to Meet Climate Goals

nZero’s Carbon Management Tools Track Progress Toward Climate Goals

Eternium Aerospace Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

A “Land-Rush” for Renewable Energy

Ground-Level Ozone and Particulate Matter the Primary Targets for Addressing Air Pollution in California

First Green Bank in Nevada Names Founding Executive Director

Inextricably Linked: Understanding the Ties Between Climate Adaptation and Economic Opportunity

Climate Resiliency Strategies at the Community Level

Dam the Status Quo


What the Build Back Better Act Would Mean for Nevada

Late-Migration Strategy, Although Rare, May be Key to Future for Chinook Salmon in California’s Central Valley

Wolf Pup Killings a “Black Eye” to Idaho, Counterproductive for Ranchers

Innovative Approach – Hope Valley Restoration Project Shows Early Signs of Success

ioneer Strikes Offtake Agreement with Cathode Manufacturer for Lithium Ion Batteries in US Electric Vehicles

“Watery Battery” Being Considered on Mokelumne River

New Research Offers Insight into Rapidly-Declining Pinyon Jay Populations

From the Apollo-Era to Today, Cryogenic Tanks Hold Key to Hydrogen Economy

Nevada Lawmaker Reflects on Need to Diversify Renewable Energy Sources

Once Declared Extinct, Owens Pupfish Finds Fresh hope in Long-Awaited New Habitat

Confirmed Wolf-Kill of Livestock in Plumas County Raises Questions of a Second Wolf Pack in California, Promotes Opportunity for Greater Use of Co-Existent Safety Measures

Enhanced Electric Boat Charging Capacity Coming to Lake Tahoe

Liquid Hydrogen, Innovative Technologies Merging in a Race to an Alternate-Fuel Future in Aviation

New Hydrogen Fuel Plant in Nevada Launches Greater Role for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles in Zero-Emission Transportation Mix

New Federal Funding, “Shovel-Ready” Transmission Projects Could Propel Nevada’s Role in America’s Green Energy Infrastructure

Resolution Urges Completion of Tahoe East Shore Trail

Nevada May Join Majority of States with Exotic Animal Prohibitions

Nevada Continues to Embrace an Autonomous Vehicle Future

Lake Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species Action Agenda – Emerging Technologies to Play Pivotal Role

Completion of Nevada Electric Highway Phase I and Phase II Stations Slated for June 2021

Largest Conservation Bill in State History Earns Praise, Balances Need for Conservation and Development in Southern Nevada

Bill Would Open the Door for Golden Eagle Falconry in Nevada

Grid-scale Batteries, a Key Player in the Future of Renewable Energy in Nevada

Dark Sky Program Offers Unique Opportunity for Nevada

Lithium Miner, Processor Sees Opportunity Under Biden’s Green Imperatives

Proposal to Sell Land at Anaconda Mine Site Prompts Concern

El Niño or La Niña? What They Mean and Why They Matter


Scientists Use New Methods to Better Forecast Atmospheric Rivers

Repeated Home Aquarium Dumps Complicate the Pahrump Poolfish’s Improbable Comeback from the Brink of Extinction

Nevada Gold Mines Phase Two Expansion of Long Canyon Put on Hold

Conservationists Celebrate Big Win with Congressional Passage of Great American Outdoors Act

Sparks City Councilmembers Respond to Vandalism, Public Outcry Over Miciah Lee Killing

Advocates Express Outrage, Push for Police Reform and Reopening of Miciah Lee Investigation at Sparks City Council Meeting

Washoe County Looks to Deactivate Vacant COVID-19 Response Trailer Site, Other Non-Congregant Shelters Deemed Sufficient for Pandemic

Relict Dace Endangered Species Act Decision Expected by the End of September

Friends of Black Rock High Rock Discourage Rogue Burning Man-like Gatherings

Additional Assets Acquired and Fire Restrictions Announced as Nevada Agencies Prepare for High-Risk Season Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite Pandemic Challenges, Envirolution Seeks to Expand Project Recharge as Economy Reopens

Washoe County Teachers Share Their Experiences with Sudden Transition to Online Learning

Washoe County Registrar Administers First All Mail-in Election for Primary Races

Aggressive Tactics, Changes Announced in Wildfire-Response in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

Community-Based Testing in Elko County May Lead to Phase Two Reopening

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