Television & digital producing, reporting, hosting, videography and editing

You'll Never Listen to Hotel Music the Same Way Again – Unpacked by AFAR Magazine, May 4, 2023

Think back to the last time you stayed at a hotel: Did you notice the music playing? Either way, that music was likely highly curated.

At This London Tour Company, Formerly Unhoused People Are Your Guides – Unpacked by AFAR Magazine, February 8, 2024

In this week’s episode of Unpacked by AFAR, we meet the tour company that’s uniting travel and homelessness.

Television and video producing, reporting, writing, and editing

Audio & radio producing, reporting and writing

Uzbek farmers battle to save cotton, wheat crops from mortal enemy: salt – Nikkei Asia, May 7, 2024 

Growing salinization crisis bites as cotton exports to Bangladesh skid 80% in 5 years

Reporting & writing online and print

Reporting & writing for online and print

Climate Lawyers Take Aim at ‘Green’ Heating Scheme Fed by Incinerator – DeSmog, September 21, 2022

The government has handed tens of millions to similar projects around the country in recent years.

Rachel Parsons won Best Feature Photo and Best Photo Essay for the Malheur Enterprise at the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Awards, September 2021. 

 Writer, Multimedia journalist, Photographer, producer, host, traveler, dancer 

(not necessarily in that order)

Strange methane leak discovered at the deepest point of the Baltic Sea baffling scientists – LiveScience, October 11, 2023

A huge methane leak discovered in the Baltic Sea spans 7.7 square miles, with masses of gas bubbles rising almost all the way to the ocean surface.

Device that stores liquid sunshine could one day power your phone – New Scientist, May 13, 2022

A system for trapping sunlight as thermal energy within molecules and then converting it to electricity could be a portable replacement for batteries.

Audio reporting

Still images

Rachel Parsons is named a Pulitzer Center Grantee for her reporting project Sea Greens, examining global saline agriculture practices in the face of climate change. March 2024

Long-form with photography for Anthropolitan, a publication of the Anthropology Department at University College London. This work was the foundation for Rachel's 2021 MSc dissertation on identities and exclusion in urban environmental movements in London.

Still images

How mixing farms with forests can help the UK reach net zero – Context (Thomson Reuters Foundation), November 3, 2022

From lower emissions to happier chickens, agroforestry is making a comeback as farmers benefit from adding trees to their land.

What the Campaign Against a North London Waste Incinerator Teaches Us About the Green Movement’s Diversity Problem – DeSmog, December 15, 2021

Activists opposing the rebuild of an incinerator in the London Borough of Enfield ... have been forced to confront environmentalism’s white, middle-class dominance.

Holocaust researchers appeal for Nazi deportation images to document 'where it started' – Euronews, January 27, 2023

An international group of Holocaust researchers is asking for the public’s help to find forgotten photos of deportations from Nazi Germany.

How Indigenous Groups Are Using 3-D Technology to Preserve Ancient Practices – Scientific American, June 29, 2022

To safeguard fragile cultural objects, some groups are replicating them with digital models

Family Still Seeks Answers After Deadly Railroad-Crossing Accident – Fort Worth Magazine, September 7, 2021

On May 29, 1980, Joe Parsons was killed by a train at a railroad crossing. Forty years later, there are still questions left unanswered.

Long-form feature with photography. 

Climate-hit wetlands lay bare Britain's biodiversity struggle – Context (Thomson Reuters Foundation), April 26, 2023

As Britain tries to achieve nature-protection goals despite climate change, The Broads National Park is providing a testing ground.

Anthropology Association Apologizes to Native Americans for the Field’s Legacy of Harm – Scientific American, March 28, 2022

For decades anthropologists exploited Indigenous peoples in the name of science. Now they are reckoning with that history.

Rewetting peatland is good for the climate. Here's why Europe is very slow at it – Euronews, August 25, 2023

Rewetting drained land could help in the fight against climate change but the EU's agricultural subsidies scheme currently favours the use of drained land.

Stay or go? Rising seas threaten to chase people from UK coasts – Context (Thomson Reuters Foundation), August 2, 2023

Britain's coastal communities face growing climate threat as sea level rise speeds up erosion - and poses dilemma over relocation