Abrahm Lustgarten

Reporter, ProPublica

Abrahm Lustgarten is a senior reporter at ProPublica, where he has written about the environment and climate change since 2008, and a regular contributor to the New York Times Magazine. He is an Emerson Collective fellow at New America and is working on a book about how climate change will force a great global migration and a reorganization of the population of the United States for Farrar Straus & Giroux, with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Lustgarten was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his 2015 work about water scarcity and the Colorado River. He won a George Polk Award, the Overseas Press Club's Whitman Bassow Award, and the National Academies of Sciences' communication award, among others, for his reporting on the environment.

 

Recordings

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Killing the Colorado

February 16, 2017
Every year, 41 million Americans take more water out of the Colorado than nature puts into it. How can we continue to share an ever-shrinking...
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Reinventing Water

July 22, 2015
As the drought drags on, water is becoming an ever more precious resource. It’s time to rethink the ways that we use, reuse, share, sell and...
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Fracking News

July 19, 2013
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is “the most profound [energy] revolution that we’ve had in decades,” said San Francisco Chronicle...