Environment

Fishing in the Big City

Is your catch safe to eat?

May 13, 2009
Fishermen in New York City should be careful of chemicals in the catch [Credit: Andy Cross, flickr.com].
Fishermen in New York City should be careful of chemicals in the catch [Credit: Andy Cross, flickr.com].
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About the Author

Brett moved from the ATL to the Big Apple and joined the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) at NYU to refine his science writing skills and to learn how to earn a paycheck as a science journalist. Brett Israel graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Georgia and then spent time in the biochemistry Ph.D. program at Emory University. While looking for something to keep him busy outside of lab, he started covering science for the Emory student newspaper and discovered a greater passion for writing about the work of others than performing his own experiments. In his free time, Brett enjoys cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs and any pro sports team from Atlanta, and riding Greyhound buses up and down the east coast.

Brett lives in Brooklyn, New York with his pit bull Hanks.

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