Mariana Verbovska is a Ukrainian environmental and climate change journalist with experience in traditional and online media. 

In 2017, she was a winner of the United Nations Media Contest ‘Publications for Changes’. In 2018 she received the ‘Honour of the Profession’ award (Ukraine) for the coverage of global warming. 

While a 2020 Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow at Vienna’s Institute for Human Sciences, Mariana started her research on climate change communication in Europe.

In 2021-2022 she worked on a toolkit on Climate Change communication as a Fulbright Researcher at the Centre for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University (the USA). 

Mariana also regularly contributes to various European media. 


Mariana Verbovska Ukrainian journalist

Basic information

Mariana Verbovska
environment, climate change

Supported projects

Russian navy killing dolphins in the Black Sea

  • Armed conflict
  • Environment

ODESA - In February 2022, when Russia launched the full-scale invasion into Ukraine,  the Black Sea was one of its focal points. As a result, thousands of cetaceans died. This investigation looks into the faith of dolphins that became victims of the war.