Phil McKenna

Cambridge, MA
Energy and environment reporter for InsideClimate News


Phil McKenna

Investigative Reporting

I'm a staff writer for InsideClimate News where I cover energy and the environment with a focus on the individuals behind the news. I've previously written for the New York Times, Smithsonian, WIRED, Audubon, New Scientist, Technology Review, MATTER, NOVA Next and others.

Uprising, a feature I wrote about gas leaks under US cities won the 2013 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award and the 2014 NASW Science in Society Award.

The Boys Who Loved Birds, a feature I wrote about an effort to transform the former Iron Curtain into an eco-corridor running through the heart of Europe, won the 2016 Forest History Society John Collier Award.

I have a master's degree in science writing from MIT and was an environmental journalism fellow at Middlebury College.

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