Cynthia Barnett

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental Journalist in Residence Cynthia Barnett is the author of “How A Hurricane Whipped Up Student Energy/Poverty Project,” published in the Society of Environmental Journalists EJ Academy on April 18. The article focuses on “Energy Burden,” a five-day series investigating the intersection…

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Posted: April 25, 2018

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental Journalist-in-Residence Cynthia Barnett is joining UF as a full-time lecturer through a joint appointment between the College and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service. Barnett is an award-winning environmental journalist who has covered water and climate stories worldwide. She is…

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Posted: January 9, 2018

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications environmental journalist-in-residence is the author of “Can We Engineer a Way to Stop a Hurricane?” published in National Geographic on Oct. 13. In the article, Barnett comments on the intense 2017 hurricane season and rekindles the notion of possibly cooling…

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Posted: October 31, 2017

Cynthia Barnett, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications environmental journalist-in-residence, was quoted in “Learning the Ropes: Environmental Journalism Programs Prepare Tomorrow’s Journalists” published in the October 2017 edition of News Pro. Barnett states that a growing audience for coverage of environmental issues has resulted in more demand for…

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Posted: October 26, 2017

All over the University of Florida campus, researchers grapple with how to meet the world’s ever-increasing need for access to clean, fresh water. For a group that convened at the College of Journalism and Communications in November 2015, however, the challenge was how to convey water issues to the public.…

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Posted: April 20, 2017

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Environmental Scientist-in-Residence Cynthia Barnett’s article “Why It’s Important to Save Our Seas’ Last Pristine Places” was published in the Feb. 2017 edition of National Geographic. The article, which was the issue’s cover story, speaks to growing evidence that preserving precious areas not…

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Posted: February 9, 2017

Cynthia Barnett, UF College of Journalism and Communications visiting lecturer in environmental journalism, was featured in the article Groundwater Declines Seen, Even in Wet Climates: Studies published in the online edition of Bloomberg BNA on Aug. 23. The article,  which compares the arid west in Nevada and the wet east…

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Posted: August 24, 2016

UF College of Journalism and Communications Hearst Visiting Professional Cynthia Barnett has been named to the prestigious 2016 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Longlist for her novel Rain: A Natural and Cultural History.  The PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award celebrates writing that exemplifies literary excellence on the subject…

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Posted: December 11, 2015

University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Visiting Professional Cynthia Barnett’s latest book — Rain: A Natural and Cultural History – has been included on the 2015 National Book Awards longlist for Nonfiction. The National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the non-profit National Book Foundation. The…

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Posted: September 16, 2015

The New York Times on July 13, 2015 published, “‘The Weather Experiment,’ by Peter Moore,’” a book review by Hearst Visiting Professional and Alumna of Distinction Cynthia Barnett, JM 1989, MA 2003.

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Posted: July 24, 2015

The Guardian reviewed “Rain: A Natural and Cultural History” by Hearst Visiting Professional and Alumna of Distinction Cynthia Barnett, JM 1989, MA 2003, in this June 11, 2015 article, “Rain: A Natural and Cultural History; The Weather Experiment review – how weather forecasting began.”

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Posted: June 15, 2015

Hearst Visiting Professional and Alumna of Distinction Cynthia Barnett, JM 1989, MA 2003, takes a look at the history of weather reporting in the article, “A Stormy History of Weather Reporting,” published June 5, 2015 on Mental Floss.

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Posted: June 15, 2015