Adam Federman

Type Investigations Fellow

Adam Federman is a reporting fellow with Type Investigations who has written widely on environmental policy, public lands, and corporate and police spying on environmental activists. The recipient of a 2020 Fetisov Award for his environmental reporting, he has written for Politico Magazine, The Washington Post, Wired, Slate, The Nation, and other publications. His first book, Fasting and Feasting: The Life of Visionary Food Writer Patience Gray, was a New York Times notable book of 2017 and a finalist for the LA Times Book prize in biography.


Fasting and Feasting

In Fasting and Feasting, biographer Adam Federman tells the remarkable―and until now untold―life story of Patience Gray: from her privileged and intellectual upbringing in England, to her trials as a single mother during World War II, to her career working as a designer, editor, translator, and author, and describing her travels and culinary adventures in later years. A fascinating and spirited woman, Patience Gray was very much a part of her times but very clearly ahead of them.


The New Cold War in the Arctic

Amid rising geopolitical tensions, the U.S. is expanding its military presence in Greenland, increasing the risk of something going very wrong.

Warning: Highly Flammable

Oil trains are crisscrossing the US and Canada with volatile cargo, yet many communities are unrepared for an accident

The Food Writer Who Wants to Free the Recipe

Rebecca May Johnson seeks to restore cooking to its rightful place as a form of knowledge, expressing pleasure, desire, and resistance.

How the FBI used ‘Cop City’ protests to snoop on activists in Chicago

Internal FBI documents mentioned “Anarchist Violent Extremists”

Alaska’s Fisheries Are Collapsing. This Congresswoman Is Taking on the Industry She Says Is to Blame.

Mary Peltola won her election by campaigning on a platform to save the state’s prized fisheries. A powerful fishing lobby is standing in her way.

Will the Biden Administration Greenlight ConocoPhillips’ “Carbon Bomb”?

The Alaska project, known as Willow, would be the biggest oil and gas development on federal land