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EPA Webinars about Harmful Algal Blooms

June 17, 2014

June 18, 2014, 1:00 pm ET: Explaining and Reporting on Harmful Algal Blooms to the Public

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EPA will host a webcast on explaining and reporting harmful algal blooms to the public. Cat Lazaroff from Resource Media and Kate Golden from Wisconsin Watch will discuss their roles in reporting stories about harmful algal blooms, and how organizations and the media can best convey and share these stories to the public in an accurate and clear manner. This webcast series is a part of a broader outreach effort that aims to focus public attention on harmful algal blooms, which are associated with nutrient pollution, and can sicken people and pets, devastate aquatic ecosystems, and be a detriment to the economy.


Cat Lazaroff serves as Managing Program Director for Resource Media. Cat has extensive experience supporting state, regional and national clean energy and climate policy initiatives. Cat previously served as the Policy Press Secretary at Earthjustice and Communications Director at Defenders of Wildlife. Cat also has worked as a science writer and environmental reporter. Cat holds a B.A. from Haverford College and a Masters in Journalism from NYU.

Kate Golden specializes in environmental stories and data visualizations, is co-director of the Center’s website,, and is handy in print, radio, video, photo and online media. She has presented panels on environmental reporting, data analysis and data visualizations for Investigative Reporters and Editors. Golden has degrees from Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.

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