E&E’s Nathanial Gronewold wins United Nations Award for Climate Change coverage

New York City, NY, December 16, 2011 – The United Nations Correspondents Association honored ClimateWire reporter Nathanial Gronewold for the second time with the 2011 Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for Coverage of Climate Change Gold Award.

The award honors Gronewold's work in a four-part special series, "Pakistan: The Deluge," in which he investigated the causes of the devastating floods that hit Pakistan in 2010. Gronewold reported that climate change, willful environmental degradation, and neglect had led to one of the worst natural disasters ever recorded.

"Nate's reporting showed initiative, courage and originality. We're thrilled that he has again been selected by his colleagues for the top prize in this category," said Editor-in-Chief Kevin Braun.

He was honored Wednesday, December 14, at the United Nations Headquarters.

Gronewold also won this award in 2009 for coverage of the United Nations' Clean Development Mechanism and the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf.


Series on China climate polices garners Press Club award

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 9, 2010 – Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC, is honored to report that ClimateWire Deputy Editor Lisa Friedman has again won a major reporting award for her coverage of international climate issues.

Friedman's three-part series, "China: The Yin and Yang of Climate Change," took first place in the The National Press Club's Hood Diplomatic Correspondence category.

"The three-part series delivers a vivid picture of the complex forces driving China's climate change policies through exemplary reporting that included interviews with top Beijing officials as well as coalminers in Datong," according to the NPC's release announcing the award.

"We're thrilled that the Press Club recognized the top-tier reporting that comes from Lisa's boots-on-the-ground approach to complex international stories," said E&E Editor-in-Chief Kevin Braun.

Friedman focuses on international issues for ClimateWire, the on-line daily publication that's part of E&E's stable of energy and environmental news services.

This is Friedman's second major award for international reporting. Her series on climate change in Bangladesh recently won the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award.

The series can be seen here: http://www.eenews.net/special_reports/china_climate/


Friedman takes top science reporting award for series on Bangladesh

WASHINGTON, D.C, November 12, 2009 – Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC, is pleased to announce that ClimateWire Deputy Editor Lisa Friedman won the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award. Her 5-part multi-media series “Bangladesh: Where the climate exodus begins” garnered top honors in the on-line media category.

Kevil judge Seth Borenstein of the Associated Press said Friedman’s project "provides an excellent look at an under-reported aspect of climate science that proves a single reporter armed with science and curiosity can make a difference."

“We’re happy about the award to Lisa, who helped widen the horizon for readers interested in coverage of climate change by showing them in graphic detail how the issue most severely impacts poor countries like Bangladesh that are often not on our radar screens,” said ClimateWire Editor John Fialka. “She showed the effects of enlarged flooding, loss of fishing and agricultural jobs, rural migration to already overcrowded cities and, most importantly, how people are coping as the debate over what to do drones on.”

Friedman will receive the prize at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in San Diego.

The 2009 awards are the first to be given under a new endowment by The Kavli Foundation. In recognition of that endowment, the awards - first given in 1945 - now are called the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards.

The Foundation, based in Oxnard, California, is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity.

The 5-part series can be seen here: http://www.eenews.net/special_reports/bangladesh/


Burnham wins Press Club award for Everglades coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2008 -- Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC is pleased to announce that Senior Reporter Mike Burnham won first place for Newsletter Journalism -- analytical -- from the National Press Club for his multi-media special report "Everglades: Farms, Fuels and the Future of America's Wetland."

"Mike did a fantastic job digging into an issue that hadn't gotten the attention it deserved. The plans to produce biomass energy on a massive scale around the Everglades could have tremendous consequences for Everglades restoration and the state of Florida," said Kevin Braun, E&E's editor in chief. "Mike's three-part series is a compelling story about the pros and cons of the move toward certain forms of alternative energy and is the kind of in-depth reporting E&E is proud to produce."

This is the second year in a row an E&E reporter has won recognition from the Press Club for top-quality analytical reporting.

Burnham has reported for E&E's news services -- Greenwire and Environment & Energy Daily -- for more than five years. He recently completed a multi-media package on China's effort to use the Olympics as a springboard for employing sustainable design on a much larger scale.

Click here to see the award-winning special report.


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