Dino Grandoni

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering wildlife, biodiversity and other climate and environmental issues

Education: Columbia University, BA in economics and political science; Columbia University, MA in science journalism

Dino Grandoni is a reporter covering wildlife, biodiversity and other climate and environmental issues. He is the author of Animalia, a column exploring the strange and fascinating world of animals and the ways in which we appreciate, imperil and depend on them. Previously, he covered the Environmental Protection Agency and was the author of a daily tipsheet on energy and environmental policy, The Energy 202. Before joining The Post, he worked for BuzzFeed News and Huffington Post and was a reporting fellow at the New York Times and the Atlantic. He also co-wrote a series on ExxonMobil’s early
Latest from Dino Grandoni

Why orcas keep sinking boats

Killer whales have seriously damaged boats about a dozen times this year off the coast of Spain and Portugal.

May 28, 2023

Scientists detected 5,000 sea creatures nobody knew existed. It’s a warning.

The vast majority of animals in a potential deep-sea mining hot spot in the Pacific are new to science, according to an analysis published Thursday.

May 25, 2023

Coyotes aren’t so wily when it comes to humans

A new study shows how coyotes and bobcats flee toward people when larger predators like wolves are around — only for humans to finish them off.

May 18, 2023

Why it’s okay to ignore food expiration dates

With no national standards for food expiration dates, a lot of good food is thrown out due to bad labeling.

May 17, 2023

On the hunt for Yellowstone’s bison

A group of Yakama hunters gave us a rare glimpse into their yearly ritual at the national park.

May 13, 2023

Environmentalists aim to block gold mine near Yellowstone — by buying it

A conservation group's $6.25 million deal to purchase a mining company's gold rights is meant to permanently protect land bordering Yellowstone National Park.

May 11, 2023

Not-in-my-backyard opposition threatens Biden's wind energy goals

People like the idea of wind energy but they don't want to live near towering, noisy turbines.

May 3, 2023

Biden’s renewable energy goals blow up against a painful WWII legacy

Biden's renewable energy goals are facing a wave of opposition, including from survivors and descendants of a WWII Japanese incarceration camp in Idaho.

May 3, 2023

A genome project cracks mysteries of evolution — and Balto the superdog

The Zoonomia Project analyzed the genomes of 240 mammals, offering insights into evolution, extinction, the human brain and a famous sled dog.

April 27, 2023

Why Russia’s war in Ukraine is bad news for polar bears, too

Russia’s war in Ukraine is first and foremost a human tragedy, but it has been dire for wildlife too, stalling scientific work on polar bears and other animals unaware of the borders drawn on maps by humans.

April 15, 2023