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  • Usha Lee McFarling is a Pulitzer-prize winning science writer.
  • Usha Lee McFarling is an American science reporter who is an Artist In Residence at the University of Washington Department of Communication. McFarling won a 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting. McFarling was born in Germany to an Air Force family. She attended elementary school in Los Angeles. McFarling received an B.A. in biology from Brown University in 1989 and a M.A. in biological psychology/animal behavior from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998. McFarling reported for Knight Ridder Washington Bureau, Boston Globe, and San Antonio Light prior to joining the Los Angeles Times, where she was a national science reporter. McFarling has reported on a wide variety of science news, including topics such as astrophysics, seismology, neuroscience, medicine, and climate change. McFarling was a 1992 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. McFarling and fellow reporter Kenneth R. Weiss won several prizes for their five-part series "Altered Oceans" for the Los Angeles Times, including the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the same pieces.

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  • For their richly portrayed reports on the world's distressed oceans, telling the story in print and online, and stirring reaction among readers and officials.
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  • For their richly portrayed reports on the world's distressed oceans, telling the story in print and online, and stirring reaction among readers and officials.

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