Elena Bruess is a writer and multimedia journalist covering the intersection of health, environment and human rights. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, where she was awarded the Comer Scholarship of Environmental Storytelling and received the 2020 Pulitzer Post-Graduate Fellowship. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Insider, The Outline, South Side Weekly and Chicago Magazine. She is based in Chicago.
In the northern Great Plains, a search for ways to protect drinking water from fossil fuel industry pollution
By Eleanor Bruess, Ensia
North Dakota’s water supplies are at risk from contaminants from fracking wastewater, but residents are fighting back