Jeff came to Nature from Congressional Quarterly, where he covered energy, climate and the environment for two years. Before that he was a Knight fellow in science journalism at MIT; a science reporter at the Santa Fe New Mexican, where he covered Los Alamos and the national labs among other topics; and a general assignment reporter at the Billings Gazette for which he covered Yellowstone National Park. Jeff has won a number of accolades, including New Mexico press awards for pieces on pollution and nuclear-weapons work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is originally from Wyoming and has studied French, Russian and Portuguese.
Oliver is The Economist‘s briefings editor. Before coming to The Economist as energy and environment editor in 2009, he was the chief news and features editor of Nature, the international scientific journal. He specialises in the energy business, climate science and policy, and other green issues. He is the author of “Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet”, a study of photosynthesis, its meanings and its implications, and “Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination and the Birth of a World”.
Jeff has been a Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone since 1996, and has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, and Wired. His book How to Cool the Planet: Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth’s Climate won the 2011 Grantham Prize Award of Special Merit as an “immensely readable, carefully researched and groundbreaking contribution to the literature on climate change.” He has also written best-selling and award-winning books on subjects as diverse as Silicon Valley and the coal industry, and has appeared as an energy and environment commentator on most major US networks.