I’m an independent journalist who’s spent more than a decade covering (mostly) climate change and conservation. My goal is to learn as much as I can before I kick the can. So far, I’ve reported on America’s wild pig fiasco in South Carolina, a historic dengue fever outbreak in Bangladesh, the plight of Arizona’s drying farms, the Indigenous resistance to fossil fuel development in Arctic Alaska, plastic, electric trains, gemstone mining, wildfires and plenty of others I’ve forgotten to make room for hockey stats.
My writing has appeared in National Geographic, Discover Magazine, Audubon, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Pacific Standard, Sierra Magazine, High Country News, Undark, CityLab and many others. I’m currently working on a book about climate adaptation failures. Real doom and gloom stuff.
In 2018, I was selected for the illustrious Ted Scripps Fellowship at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism. Previously, I served as senior editor of environmental justice for YES! Magazine where I wrote, edited and photographed for the web and a quarterly printed publication. I also helped produce the magazine’s first multi-award-winning digital special edition, animated video, and a series of comics journalism. Before that, I was the managing editor for a Washington-based newspaper publisher, overseeing the production of six neighborhood weeklies, including Seattle’s Capitol Hill Times.
I’ve won several awards for my editing, reporting and work in multimedia. A sometime cartoonist, my drawings have been published in Paste Magazine, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Narrative Magazine and The Syrup Trap. My band, Jetlag, once opened for Ashlee Simpson (I should probably lead with that).
I studied journalism and French at the University of Arizona.
These days, I’m based in Longmont, Colorado. Thanks for stopping by.
– Stephen Robert Miller