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Philip McKenna

GPSW 2006

Philip McKenna

Climate science, energy, environmental sciences

Phil McKenna is a staff writer for Inside Climate News, where he covers energy and the environment with a focus on the individuals behind the news. He has previously written for the New York Times, Smithsonian, Wired, Audubon, New Scientist, MIT Technology Review, MATTER, NOVA Next, and others. Phil won the 2013 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, the 2014 NASW Science in Society Award, and the 2016 Forest History Society John Collier Award. He holds a master’s degree in science writing from MIT and was an environmental journalism fellow at Middlebury College.

Thesis: Winging It : A Bold Step Toward the Whooping Crane’s Return

Recent Publications Include: