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Phil McKenna

Freelance writer
Phil McKenna is a freelance writer interested in the convergence of fascinating individuals and intriguing ideas. He primarily writes about energy and the environment with a focus on the individuals behind the news. His work appears in The New York Times, Smithsonian, WIRED, Audubon, New Scientist, Technology Review, MATTER and NOVA, where he is a contributing editor.


  • RT @mkhoff: First step to solving the complex and important social and environmental issues we face today? Stop being reduction… https://t.co/rzdRDMbTVI
  • RT @dabeard: One man's dream helped save a city of 8 million people. It was an ancient idea. If we want to survive, a physicist… https://t.co/j5qkOtfbaT
  • We agree! https://t.co/Uqj0HpvgDb
  • RT @savingoceans: As synthetics #microfibers infiltrate food, water, and air, how can we prevent future release? via @ensiamedia https://t.co/taRQtQXAjz
  • Will the world’s major #cities develop into places with unbreathable air, uncontrolled emissions, and impoverished… https://t.co/CLlZkAl7Vg
  • “The bottom line is that we need to get compatible with wildland fire occurrence. We need to get proactive.”… https://t.co/AjxTT0D68a
  • As climate change alters our daily lives, TV meteorologists find new ways to engage audiences around changes they’r… https://t.co/p9dL6TnHf5
  • Poor air quality is linked to decreased productivity, school attendance and even lifetime earnings.… https://t.co/eAzP1CcwAG
  • As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.… https://t.co/GwK4mc72AD
  • "Systems thinking is a way of seeing the world as a series of interconnected and interdependent systems rather than… https://t.co/fWB9ClIuzn

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