Forests Interior

Brittany Patterson



Brittany joined E&E in 2015 and covers forests, the Forest Service and the Interior Department for ClimateWire. Previously, Brittany wrote for San Francisco's NPR affiliate KQED and the Kitsap Sun newspaper in Washington state. Her work also has appeared in The Atlantic, Mother Jones and Earth Island Journal. She holds degrees from the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and San Jose State University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

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Meet a man who's been saving forests for 25 years

Nigel Sizer has devoted his career to forests. The tropical forest ecologist has spent 25 years on the ground in Latin America, Indonesia and Africa working to halt tropical forest loss, a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. He also spent time leading the global forest monitoring platform Global Forest Watch, run by the World Resources Institute.


3 ways climate change could ruin Easter

There's a lot to love about Easter. Kids running around the front yard searching for brightly colored plastic eggs full of candy. The decadent ham dinner. And of course the squeal-inducing imagery of baby bunnies, chicks and lambs.