John Platt

John Platt

 John R. Platt is a freelance journalist specializing in environmental issues, cutting-edge technology, and entrepreneurship. He writes about endangered species for Scientific American and green technology for several publishers. John lives on the coast of Maine where he spends his spare time drawing cartoons. Visit him online at

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Is beach restoration a forever task?

Chagas disease more deadly than we thought

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