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Dana Bate is a health and science reporter for WHYY. Previously, she worked as a Washington D.C.-based field producer and on-air reporter for the PBS Nightly Business Report, where she won the Gerald Loeb Award for a series she produced on the Indian economy. She is also the author of five novels, which have been published in several languages around the world. She holds a degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University and a master’s in journalism Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. When she isn’t on the hunt for a good story, she is probably in her kitchen, whipping up a recipe from her extensive cookbook collection.

Latest by Dana Bate/WHYY

Suburban Pa. school districts see green in propane buses

“Our plan is to eventually phase out diesel and go all propane."
By Dana Bate/WHYY

Climate change brings mosquito whack-a-mole to New Jersey

Rising sea levels and increasing rainfall are changing mosquito habitat on the coast, meaning the department that tries to control them has to change its tactics.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

Lawmaker: Proposal for Pa. cap-and-trade system to cut carbon emissions is ‘a beginning’

The bill would allow Pennsylvania to set its own cap, or negotiate with a group of other states in a regional program.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

Layoffs at PES refinery begin, as union argues for continued presence due to safety concerns

About 80 of the 640 union workers were walked off the site one week ahead of schedule.
By Dana Bate/WHYY

Dangerous South Philly refinery chemical still poses threat to community

Hydrofluoric acid is ‘special’ and ‘very dangerous’ — and there are 33,000 gallons of it at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery that need to be neutralized. It will require a lot of careful work.

By Susan Phillips and Dana Bate/WHYY