John Upton
John Upton

John Upton is a freelance journalist. He blogs about ecology at and can be reached at

Feed the World
April 22 2014 1:04 PMYou’re Already Eating AlgaeWhy should climate-friendly biofuels get all the attention?
May 29 2013 10:49 AMWould Hillary and Norgay Recognize Mount Everest?After an embarrassing mistake, climate scientists get solid, scary information about melting Himalayan glaciers.
Sports Nut
Jan. 31 2013 5:28 PMThe San Francisco RetreatThe 49ers are moving to Santa Clara. Why didn’t the team’s longtime home try harder to keep them?
Dec. 20 2012 11:15 AMFear the FungusFungi thrive in environmental chaos, and they are coming for us.
Energy Around the World
Nov. 27 2013 12:44 PMThe India ProblemWhy is it thwarting every international climate agreement?
Medical Examiner
March 5 2013 11:40 AMWhere Is the Worst Air in the World?Beijing gets a lot of attention for its pollution, but it’s nowhere near the top of the list.
Dec. 31 2012 5:03 PMWhy Mostly Men at the Indian Anti-Rape Protests?Because women protesting might still get ... groped.