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Michael Hawthorne is the award-winning environment reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He has written extensively about the nation's lingering pollution problems, including health threats posed by mercury-contaminated fish, toxic chemicals plaguing the Great Lakes and chronic air pollution issues in Chicago and other cities. He also writes about industrial chemicals that scientists just now are beginning to understand, and burgeoning efforts to clean up the Chicago River.
Hawthorne previously worked as the environment reporter for The Columbus Dispatch and as a state government reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer and The News-Gazette of Champaign, Ill. He began his journalism career as a reporter for The News-Journal of Daytona Beach, Fla. A graduate of Bradley University, Hawthorne received a master's degree in public affairs reporting from Sangamon State University, now the University of Illinois at Springfield.
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