Stephen Leahy dealt with a mid-life crisis by becoming an independent environmental journalist. Some 20 years later he has reported from remote jungles to science labs in the Arctic to capital cities in dozens of countries. He has been published in many leading publications around the world including National Geographic, New Scientist, The London Sunday Times, The Guardian, Vice Magazine, Al Jazeera, Maclean’s Magazine, Earth Island Journal, The Toronto Star, Wired News, China Dialogue etc.
Based near Toronto, he is also the senior science and environment correspondent for the Rome-headquartered Inter Press Service News Agency (IPS), the world’s largest not-for-profit global news agency.
Stephen is the 2012 co-winner of the Prince Albert/United Nations Global Price for Climate Change and Environment Reporting.