Marla Donato

Marla Donato is a Chicago-based journalist and journalism professor who frequently writes about environmental issues.

An illustration of a bat flying in the night sky

The Cities Swooping in to Save Bats

As the deadly White-Nose Syndrome continues to spread, advocates in Milwaukee, Austin, Detroit, D.C., and more are raising awareness and protecting these much-maligned mammals.

A police officer's shadow cast on a wet street

Pulling Back the Curtain on Police Officers' Suicides

Local efforts and federal laws are softening the macho culture and opening up new avenues for cops to ask for help.

I Love Wrigley Field, But as a Wheelchair User, I Sure Wish It Was Easier to Navigate

How using a wheelchair changed my view of one of my favorite Chicago traditions.