Water policy Army Corps

Ariel Wittenberg



Before diving into coverage of water issues like infrastructure funding, drought and ecosystem restoration, Ariel wrote about transportation and defense for E&E News. She worked previously for The Standard-Times in New Bedford, Mass., where her coverage focused on the offshore wind industry and toxic waste. In 2013 and 2014 the New England Newspaper and Press Association awarded her first place in environmental reporting and second place in investigative reporting, respectively, for her coverage of the New Bedford Harbor Superfund site. She graduated from Brandeis University in 2011 with a degree in American studies.

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EPA cuts off funding for kids' health research centers

The Trump administration is ending funding for a network of research centers focused on environmental threats to kids, imperiling several long-running studies of pollutants' effects on child development. The move comes despite EPA officials' repeatedly expressing public support for children's health, and critics say it is part of a broader effort to downplay science that could lead to stricter regulations on polluting industries.