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Lisa Song

Lisa Song joined InsideClimate News in January 2011, where she reports on oil sands, pipeline safety and natural gas drilling. She helped write "The Dilbit Disaster" series, which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, was a finalist in the 2012 Scripps Howard Awards for Environmental Reporting and won an honorable mention in the 2012 John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism. She previously worked as a freelancer, contributing to High Country News, Scientific American and New Scientist. Song has degrees in environmental science and science writing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

You can reach her by email at lisa.song@insideclimatenews.org.


Will Obama Heed the Science? A Primer on the Coming Ozone Rule

Oct 15 , 2014
Overwhelming evidence says high ozone levels cause health problems, including aggravated asthma, bronchitis, heart attacks and premature death.

Scientists to Explain 'Climate at Your Doorstep' at New Online Hub

Sep 30 , 2014
The effort is one of many recent climate communication projects to try to deepen public understanding of the climate crisis amid political inaction.

First Official Crowd Count at 310,000+, Say Event Organizers

Sep 21 , 2014
If the estimate is correct, that would make it the largest climate march in history.

State Dep't Draws Fire for Allowing Tar Sands Pipeline Detour

Sep 17 , 2014
If any other federal agency did this, "there would be no question it would be illegal," one expert said.

10 Years Into the Fracking Boom, Wildlife Effects Still Unknown

Aug 12 , 2014
New paper finds that the crucial studies on the biological effects of shale production have not yet been done. 'The basic data is missing.'

A Public Wiki Shines Light on North America's 4 Million Oil & Gas Wells

Jul 30 , 2014
'We're not doing anything the regulators can't do themselves if they were so inclined,' says the founder of WellWiki.

Families Sick From Fracking Exposure Turn to Concerned Scientists

Jul 22 , 2014
Instead of waiting years for studies, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project is using best available science to help people with ailments.

'Saltwater' From North Dakota Fracking Spill Is Not What's Found in the Ocean

Jul 16 , 2014
The salty drilling waste is said to contain heavy metals in concentrations that might not meet drinking water standards, as well as radioactive material.