Richard Schiffman

Richard Schiffman is a reporter, a poet, and the author of two books. His environmental journalism appears regularly in the Guardian and other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @Schiffman108.

This snail-eating fish was named after the Obamas

Meet Teleogramma obamaorum -- and other species named after the president.

Thanks, giving: Reflections on generosity, hunger, and the power of a shared meal

A chance encounter on a New York City street -- and a plate of Kentucky Fried Chicken -- changed one man's life for good.

The Southwest’s forests may never recover from megafires

"Abnormal" fire risks have become the new normal in the parched Southwest.

Oh beehive: This pollinator porn will make you fall in love with bees

This could be the most lavishly filmed insect flick ever. It may also break your heart.

What the frack do we know? Not much, it turns out

A new report in the journal Science discovers there are a lot of things about fracking we don’t know. But since we've fracked half the country anyway, we're going to find out.