Science writing example

The Smoke Comes Every Year. Sugar Companies Say the Air Is Safe.


This feature is the central story of Black Snow, a series by ProPublica and The Palm Beach Post investigating the health impacts – and government failures – of burning sugar cane among poor communities in Florida. Lulu Ramadan (formerly at The Palm Beach Post, now an investigative reporter at The Seattle Times) and ProPublica journalists Ash Ngu, Maya Miller, and Nadia Sussman won several awards for the series, including a Kavli Award, an Online News Association award, and KSJ at MIT’s Victor K. McElheny Award.




Lulu Ramadan, Ash Ngu, Maya Miller

Published By:

ProPublica, The Palm Beach Post


July 8, 2021