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Amanda Little

Amanda Little is a journalist writing about the environment and innovation. She is a professor of investigative journalism and science writing at Vanderbilt University, and has a particular fondness for far-flung and hard-to-stomach reporting that takes her to ultradeep oil rigs, down manholes, into sewage plants, and inside monsoon clouds.

She is the author of the forthcoming book, The Fate of Food: What We'll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World (Random House: Crown/Harmony), which explores how we'll feed humanity sustainably and equitably in the climate change era. She also wrote Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair With Energy (HarperCollins). Amanda has published her wrtiting in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Wired, New York Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, and elsewhere. A former columnist for Outside magazine and, she is a recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for excellence in environmental journalism.

Little has interviewed figures ranging from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to John McCain and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, and National Public Radio. A graduate of Brown University, she serves on the Board of Trustees at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and kids

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Making Every Oil Calorie Count

The following was written by environmental reporter and author of "Power Trip," Amanda Little, for The New York Times: AS turmoil in Libya pushes up the price of oil,...
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Offshore Oil Drilling: Better Here Than Elsewhere

The following is an editorial written by environmental journalist Amanda Little in response to the BP oil leak. One month after BP's Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the...
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Environmental Journalist Interviews a Global Warming Skeptic

A reporter on environmental issues including climate change, Amanda Little recently interviewed Sen. James Inhofe, who is prehaps the Senate's most ardent opponent to climate...
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