Adam Wernick

Freelance writer

Adam Wernick is a freelance writer for PRI.org. He is also a composer, music director and arranger.

He's best known for his theatrical collaborations at venues like The Guthrie Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Denver Center Theater Company, Manhattan Theater Club, The Kennedy Center, The Royal Shakespeare Company and others.

His commissioned concert works have been performed by The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, The 21st Century Consort, Network for New Music, Orchestra 2001, and the American Composers Forum.

After living in Philadelphia for many years, Adam Wernick now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota with his wife and two daughters.

Recent Stories

Environment

'Romeo and Juliet' give hope for survival of the Sehuencas water frog

Until recently, Sehuencas water frogs were among the more than 500 species of frogs and other amphibians on the brink of extinction. Just one male, named Romeo, was living in a lab in Bolivia, assumed to be the last of his species. But researchers recently found five more of these frogs in a cloud forest in the mountains of Bolivia. They took one of the females, named her Juliet, and brought her to meet Romeo.

Environment

Newly confirmed interior secretary suppressed information on pesticide risks, documents show

When Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke stepped down in January amid multiple ethics probes, his deputy secretary, David Bernhardt, filled in. Now, as the longtime oil and agribusiness lobbyist formally takes the reins at the Interior Department, criticism is mounting over alleged conflicts of interest and government documents indicate that Bernhardt interfered with a key US Fish and Wildlife Service report that detailed the risks pesticides can pose to endangered species.

Climate Change

The Green New Deal doesn't include carbon pricing. Some say that's a big mistake.

The Green New Deal resolution recently introduced by Democrats in Congress calls for the US to quickly decarbonize its economy, but does not mention carbon pricing, a strategy supported by many economists. In a recent editorial, The Washington Post laid out its case for putting a high price on carbon to encourage decarbonization rather than imposing government mandates.

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