Elizabeth Shogren is a reporter for Reveal, covering science. As part of a new initiative, Shogren tracks the real-life effects of the anti-science mentality that has seeped into many corners of the federal government. Previously, Shogren was an on-air environment correspondent for NPR’s national and science desks. She has also covered the environment and energy for the Los Angeles Times and High Country News. While at NPR, she was a lead reporter for Poisoned Places, a data-driven series about the toxic air pollution that plagues some communities because of the failure of government to implement a decades-old federal law. The series received several honors, including a Science in Society journalism award from the National Association of Science Writers. Her High Country News investigations of the federal coal program and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s failure to adjust to climate change won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies prizes. Early in her career, as a freelance foreign correspondent, she covered the fall of communism in Eastern Europe before joining the Los Angeles Times’ Moscow bureau. Later, she joined the paper’s Washington bureau, where she covered the White House, Congress, poverty and the environment. Shogren is based in Washington, D.C.
Here are six ways that Ryan Zinke rejected or impeded science during his nearly two years as the interior secretary.
Congress ordered a fix to a gaping hole in food safety years ago. But the administration postponed a remedy that could prevent deadly outbreaks.
National park officials were told climate change was ‘sensitive.’ So they removed it from a key planning report
Climate change was removed from a key planning document for a New England national park after officials were warned to avoid sensitive topics.
Under President Donald Trump, the Park Service has rescinded a policy aimed at preventing activities that threaten park resources and human health.
A look at the danger birds face from a Trump administration decision that reversed a policy that had saved millions of birds for five decades.
The U.S. government had used the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to compel companies to halt or fix industrial practices that killed large numbers of birds.
The EPA administrator repeatedly cast doubt on the scientific consensus that human activities are the primary cause of climate change.
Human causes of climate change had all been deleted, delaying the report for months.
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