Francie Diep

Francie Diep

Francie Diep is a freelance science journalist based in New York.

Richie Fredell, 38, a paramedic, looks at the remains of his childhood home in Ventura, California, on December 8, 2017.

Learning to Live With Wildfire Smoke in the West

As larger and more destructive wildfires become the new normal, cities will need to deal with the public health impacts.

A man accompanied by a fluffy dog rides past a burned-down neighborhood.

We Need Novel Ways to Stave Off Wildfires

Take it from these Californians who have lived through and studied the state's blazes.

A map of the United States color coded by the distance women have to travel to get an abortion

How Far Would You Have to Drive to Get an Abortion?

A new survey of major abortion providers shows just how sparse access is in rural America.