David Biello is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting on the environment and energy since 1999 — long enough to be cynical but not long enough to be depressed (yet). He’s currently the science curator for TED. Before this, he was the environment and energy editor at Scientific American and he has written for a wide array of media including Aeon, Foreign Policy, The New York Times and The New Republic. Biello hosted the du Pont-Columbia award-winning documentary ”Beyond the Light Switch” and ”The Ethanol Effect” for PBS. He received a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University and an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University. He lives near a Superfund site in Brooklyn.