George Black
George Black is Editor-at-Large at FERN. In his 30 years in journalism, including stints as foreign editor of The Nation and a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, George Black has written about everything from the civil wars in Central America and the democracy movement in China to climate change in South Asia and energy conflicts in the American West. From 2004-2014 he was executive editor of OnEarth magazine, published by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). He continues to write a regular column for onearth.org and is a frequent contributor to the newyorker.com. His most recent book, Empire of Shadows: The Epic Story of Yellowstone, was a finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A frequent traveler to India, he is now at work on a new book, his seventh–a personal journey through the history and culture of the Ganges, to be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2016. He can be reached at george@thefern.org.