Elena Bruess is a writer and multimedia journalist covering the intersection of health, environment and human rights. She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, where she was awarded the Comer Scholarship of Environmental Storytelling and received the 2020 Pulitzer Post-Graduate Fellowship. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Insider, The Outline, South Side Weekly and Chicago Magazine. She is based in Chicago.

Rural America
“This Is Why We Don’t Drink the Water”
Fracking threatens drinking water on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Meet the locals who are fighting back.