Nathan Rott Nathan Rott is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where he focuses on environment issues and the American West.
Nathan Rott at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Nathan Rott at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Nathan Rott

Correspondent, National Desk

Nathan Rott is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where he focuses on environment issues and the American West.

Based at NPR West in Culver City, California, Rott spends a lot of his time on the road, covering everything from breaking news stories like California's wildfires to in-depth issues like the management of endangered species and many points between.

Rott owes his start at NPR to two extraordinary young men he never met. As the first recipient of the Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship in 2010, he aims to honor the memory of the two brothers by carrying on their legacy of making the world a better place.

A graduate of the University of Montana, Rott prefers to be outside at just about every hour of the day. Prior to working at NPR, he worked a variety of jobs including wildland firefighting, commercial fishing, children's theater teaching, and professional snow-shoveling for the United States Antarctic Program. Odds are, he's shoveled more snow than you.

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The Oregon-born wolf known as OR93 near Yosemite, Calif. in February 2021. The wolf thrilled biologists as it journeyed far south into California, but was found dead after apparently being struck by a vehicle. California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP hide caption

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A famously far-ranging gray wolf is found dead in Southern California

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A supply ship sits anchored next to the Chevron Corp. Jack/St. Malo deepwater oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in May 2018. The Biden administration is auctioning millions of acres of the Gulf for oil and gas lease sales. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden administration holds massive lease sale for oil and gas development

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Critics say infrastructure bill doesn't have enough funds to address climate change

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Xinxiang, in China's Henan Province on July 26, was one of many places that suffered extreme flooding this year. A U.N reports finds climate impacts are getting worse faster than countries can adapt. Dake Kang/AP hide caption

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Despite all the rain, California's drought isn't over

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The Schuylkill River floods Philadelphia in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in September. The extreme rain caught many by surprise, trapping people in basements and cars and killing dozens. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Wetland area that was damage by California oil spill could take years to recover

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A look at the ecological damage of the oil spill of California's coast

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Investigations continue into oil leak off the coast of Southern California

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Wildlife Officials Take 23 Species Off The Endangered List Due To Extinction

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To Conserve Vast Areas Of Land, Biden Needs Help From Private Landowners

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The Staten Island Ferry departs from the Manhattan terminal through a haze of smoke from Western wildfires, with the Statue of Liberty barely visible on July 20. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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Sheltering Inside May Not Protect You From The Dangers Of Wildfire Smoke

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