Brendan Borrell’s Contributions:
Show Me the Money Fish
Aquaculture innovation is driven by a desire for profit, sustainability, and a delicious meal. Can the right marine fish satisfy all three?
Aug 24, 2020 | 5,500 words, about 27 minutes
Groomed to Death
Urban beaches around the world have less garbage than remote beaches, but less life too. The City of Santa Monica hopes to change the image of a clean beach.
Jul 31, 2018 | 3,400 words, about 17 minutes
Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies
After half a century, the counterculture squatters of Kalalau Valley are facing a final eviction.
Feb 14, 2018 | 5,200 words, about 26 minutes
The Last Trial of the Codfather
Since his release from prison in the 1980s, Carlos Rafael has ruthlessly run his Massachusetts seafood business with little regard for the law. But is there any other way to survive the gauntlet of restrictions on the New England fishing industry?
Jan 10, 2017 | 5,000 words, about 25 minutes
Havana: Some Assembly Required
A communist city struggles to lure foreign money and rebuild its failing infrastructure without sacrificing its revolutionary roots.
Apr 22, 2016 | 3,400 words, about 17 minutes
Eradicating the One Percent
The swamps and subdivisions of southern Florida are overrun with invasive reptiles, including Burmese pythons and Nile monitor lizards. The only way to eliminate every last one of them is to follow the DNA trail they leave behind.
Aug 17, 2015 | 2,700 words, about 13 minutes