CCL staff member wins environmental journalism award

CCL staff member wins environmental journalism award

Feb. 9, 2023 – CCL staff member Dana Nuccitelli was honored this week with the 2022 SEAL Environmental Journalism Award

In addition to being a valued member of CCL’s research team, Dana writes for Yale Climate Connections. His stellar work for that outlet — including pieces on clean energy permitting reform, the Inflation Reduction Act, and carbon dioxide removal by healthy forests and other methods — earned him this recognition.

“Environmental journalism is an essential public good,” said Matt Harney, Founder of the SEAL Awards in a statement. “Environmental journalists’ work of translating scientific research and policy developments into digestible writing requires real expertise and is under-appreciated. The SEAL environmental journalism award was created to reward journalistic excellence while encouraging news organizations to invest in more climate crisis coverage.”

Dana’s journalistic excellence extends to the CCL blog, where he has helped volunteers make sense of complicated topics such as the IPCC’s take on carbon pricing, the cost of the clean energy transition, and how clean technologies stack up against fossil fuels.

“I’m incredibly honored that the SEAL awards recognized me alongside so many brilliant climate and environmental journalists,” Dana said. “I look forward to continuing to work with my wonderful colleagues and volunteers at Yale Climate Connections and CCL to educate people about the climate crisis and its solutions.”

CCL is proud to have Dana as a part of our staff, and we look forward to continuing to learn from his informative, inspiring writing.

CONTACT: Flannery Winchester, CCL Senior Director of Communications, 615-337-3642,



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