"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
I wrote my first short story at 5 and was editor of my grammar school paper in the third grade. Professionally, my writing career began as an automotive journalist for the Ward's family of industry publications, reporting on manufacturers and suppliers as well as consumer, marketing, and government issues. Since then, my byline has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Newsday, Changing Times and Trains magazines.
Today I am an environmental writer, contributing to EnviroNews, EcoWatch, Invironment
and other publications. I cover climate change, wildlife, energy, science and health issues. I have a special interest in the Arctic as well as our rising seas, threatened forests and endangered species.
I believe that a free press is essential to the functioning of a democracy. That's why I'm a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Listen to me talk about one of my recent stories on AM950, "The Mike McIntee Show."
Here's how I get the stories I write about and the photographs you see on this site.