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Kenneth R. Weiss writes about science, environment and public health. He won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting and many other awards for his work as the lead writer on a five-part series Altered Oceans published in the Los Angeles Times. He is currently working with the Pulitzer Centers on Crisis Reporting, covering development, health and environmental themes covered by his last series, Beyond 7 Billion, published in 2012 in the Los Angeles Times.

In addition to a Pulitzer Prize, Weiss has won the George Polk Award, the Grantham Prize, the Scripps Howard Foundation’s National Journalism Award and many others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in folklore from UC Berkeley and lives in Carpinteria, California. He can contacted at