Douglas Fox is a freelance journalist who writes extensively on earth, Antarctic, and polar sciences. His stories have appeared in Scientific American, National Geographic, Esquire, Virginia Quarterly Review, High Country News, Discover, Nature, Slate, The Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. His stories have garnered awards from the American Society of Journalists and Authors (2011), the National Association of Science Writers (2013), the American Geophysical Union (2015), the Society of Environmental Journalists (2016), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2009 & 2017). “The Dust Detectives” (featured on Showcase) won the Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism in 2015. And “Inside the Firestorm” (featured on Showcase as well) won the AAAS Kavli award in 2017. He is also a contributing author to The Science Writers’ Handbook (Da Capo, 2013).