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.
What’s in those new plastic pipes delivering drinking water?
What does technology do to our relationship with the environment?
The secret to sustainable development? Girls.
These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?
Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search…
Documentary features Louisiana “climate refugees” on the move
The phrase “climate refugee” likely brings to mind images of people fleeing a low-lying Pacific…
The developing world is awash in pesticides. Does it have to be?
Herbicides, insecticides and fungicides threaten the environment and human health in many parts of…
Katharine Hayhoe: Bridging the climate change divide
Katharine Hayhoe is a leading climate scientist at Texas Tech University and has been featured in…
Will outrage over recent murders help Honduran environmental activists achieve their goal?
Recent murders are affecting indigenous people’s efforts to protect the environment.
Animals to humans: Be quiet, already
Human noise is reshaping the soundscape — creating concerns for creatures on the edge.
Researchers around the world are learning from indigenous communities. Here’s why that’s a good thing.
From Canada’s Far North to Australia, pursuing a more respectful relationship between science and…
The number one thing we can do to protect Earth’s oceans
Marine governance favors consumption and commerce over conservation. Here's what we can do…
Detecting and acting on peat fires early is overwhelmingly important.
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: Scandinavian-style sustainability: Wind turbines, bicycles, clean air & water. How do they do that?
Researchers have found 750,000 microplastic pieces per square km in the Garbage Patch
Getting beyond just wheat, corn and rice.
How to protect sharks and humans at the same time.
What will fill the hole left by coal?
Time to take ownership of the Anthropocene
California may have a huge groundwater reserve that nobody knew about
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