University of Minnesota
Emily Sohn is a freelance journalist in Minneapolis whose stories have appeared in the
Los Angeles Times, Discovery News, Smithsonian, Health, Backpacker, Science News, U.S. News & World Report, Minnesota Monthly
and other publications.
How to steer clear of the looming climate shock
Stick it to carbon, not the man.
How climate adaptation experts help companies prepare for disaster
As the planet warms, new careers are starting to emerge
Seasteading could be the answer to sustainably feeding 9 billion people
Self-sufficient nation states in the middle of the ocean might be our ticket to a sustainable…
Grounded: Why soil matters to the health of the planet and us
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has designated 2015 the International Year of…
What are we doing to our children’s brains?
Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime
A clash of lives and livelihoods: small mines and water quality in India
The recent Global Opportunity Report listed lack of freshwater as one of the five biggest risks…
Conservation is complicated, and all approaches need to be on the table
Dispatches from the front line suggest an important role for a novel ecosystem approach to…
Can grains of the past help us weather storms of the future?
Combining science with traditional knowledge, researchers turn to ancient rice as a source of…
: Companies hire
specialists to save billions
: Anyone doing an independent critique of the
Common pesticide changes male frogs into females, likely devastating populations
: Grounded: Why soil matters to the health of the planet and us
: Scientific ‘turf’ could make Earth’s crisis worse
: Are parents turning a blind eye to the poisoning of their kids?
has a new book out, this one coauthored by Martin Weitzman. Climate Shock sample chapter:
What we don't know about *can* hurt us: The fate of silver, zinc and other disappearing elements
Have an important story to tell? Mentor program pairs aspiring communicators w/ pros to produce content for Ensia
Catch a fish, save a fish
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