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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Brittney J. Miller
As a kid, I couldn’t decide between being a writer or being a scientist. It wasn’t until college that I realized I could combine these passions through science journalism. After graduating from the University of Florida, I moved to the West Coast for the University of California, Santa Cruz’s Science Communication Master’s Program. And now, I’m thrilled to be serving The Gazette as a corps member for Report for America, a national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues. I’m also a journalist on the Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk, a regional collaboration between 10 newsrooms that covers agriculture, water and related issues throughout the basin. Sign up to receive our environment and outdoor newsletter delivered weekly.
Latest Articles by Brittney J. Miller
Environmental News Mar. 31, 2023 5:29 pm1d ago
ISU researcher helped analyze a well-preserved skull found in southwest Iowa — the first evidence of the iconic ice age predator in the state.
Weather Mar. 31, 2023 12:36 pm1d ago
There is a “high” risk of severe storms over a portion of southeast Iowa, including Johnson County and a portion of Linn County Friday afternoon and evening. The first wave of severe weather will start around noon, and the second round is projected to hit Eastern Iowa starting at 3 p.m.
Weather Mar. 30, 2023 4:36 pm2d ago
Extreme weather is expected to batter Eastern Iowa between 4 and 6 p.m.
Environmental News Mar. 26, 2023 2:15 pm6d ago
The Iowa DNR released a summary of its statewide PFAS testing Thursday, detailing progress in its action plan and next steps.
Environmental News Mar. 24, 2023 3:58 pm8d ago
The Gazette’s Iowa Ideas In-depth Week focused on water quality wrapped up Friday, with more than 150 people participating in virtual discussions. Here are some of our favorite quotes from the week.
Agriculture Mar. 30, 2023 2:28 pm2d ago
A recent report highlights low EQIP and CSP acceptance rates across the country, although Iowa officials say the state is in better shape than depicted.
Environmental News Mar. 20, 2023 9:36 am12d ago
The Gazette researched where Iowans get their water, how it is or isn’t treated, and threats to the vital resource.
Agriculture Mar. 16, 2023 5:00 am17d ago
Recently spiking inflation and interest rates could stunt growth of Iowa’s farmland values and disproportionately impact landowners.
Environmental News Mar. 14, 2023 6:44 pm18d ago
Some proposed limits are 200 to 1,000 times higher than previously announced health advisories for certain PFAS.
Weather Mar. 10, 2023 6:00 am23d ago
Almost every location between Burlington and Dubuque along the Mississippi has a 1 in 2 chance of major flooding, according to latest NWS spring flood outlook.
Weather Mar. 8, 2023 5:29 pm24d ago
The storm could dump as much as 8 inches of snow on Cedar Rapids into Thursday night.
Things To Do Mar. 4, 2023 10:00 am28d ago
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium’s new $1.3 million Rivers to the Sea exhibit opened to the public Friday.
Environmental News Mar. 3, 2023 8:14 pm29d ago
A UI associate professor and Iowa City small farm owner explain the principle and its place in Iowa.
Environmental News Mar. 3, 2023 5:00 am30d ago
The Cedar Rapids dewatering project will use 30 wells to dry out a segmented portion of the lake before levee construction begins.
Environmental News Feb. 24, 2023 9:59 am36d ago
The water is drawn from deep aquifers, is rich in nutrients and has perplexed Marion residents for years.