The Los Angeles Times’ five-part series, Altered Oceans, examined a profound disturbance in the ecology of the seas. The articles by Kenneth R. Weiss and Usha Lee McFarling showed how man-made stresses are not merely sullying the Earth's oceans, but altering their basic composition and chemistry.
Each year, winners of The Grantham Prize and the Award of Special Merit recipients were honored at The Grantham Prize Seminar. During this event the winners discussed their stories, giving an insider's perspective on the effort needed to report and craft exceptional environmental journalism. This rare opportunity to hear winners discuss their stories at length has been an inspiration for veteran journalists and non-journalists, alike.