Kenneth R. Weiss and Usha Lee McFarling



It is my pleasure to nominate Kenneth R. Weiss and Usha Lee McFarling of the Los Angeles Times, and their five-part series “Altered Oceans,” for the AGU Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism—Features. The series was the brainchild of Weiss, who has covered the coast and ocean beat for several years and was surprised, time and time again,... Read More »


It is a great honor to receive this award from the American Geophysical Union. In our series, we examined the slow degradation of the seas by overfishing, coastal development, and nonpoint source pollution. These issues, with no dramatic single event to capture attention, can be difficult to convey to the general public. We were supported by a team of editors at... Read More »


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