Miriam Wasser

Reporter, WBUR EarthWhile

Miriam Wasser is a reporter for WBUR's environmental vertical, EarthWhile.

Before coming to WBUR, she was a staff writer for the Phoenix New Times in Arizona. Her work has also appeared in Boston Magazine, The Atlantic, Narratively, DigBoston and The Big Roundtable.

Miriam holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a BA in government and international relations from Connecticut College.

She once wrote an 11,000-word story about the quirky — and sometimes dark — world of domestic rabbit breeding. Really.

Jesse Costa / WBUR

Dave Evers kneels in the bow of a small idling motorboat, surveying the calm lake in front of him with binoculars. It’s 9:30 p.m. and with the exception of a few stars in the sky and a ring of faint cabin lights encircling the lake, it’s difficult to see anything more than a couple feet away. Luckily Evers is one of the world’s foremost loon experts, and a pro at finding the birds in the dark.