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.
5 ways to break the link between economic development and resource consumption
Efficiency-promoting policies can go a long way toward sustainably boosting growing economies.
The urban density dilemma: Love those neighbors — their germs, not so much
Concentrated populations are often seen as a boon for the environment because resources can be…
What would it take to mainstream “alternative” agriculture?
Innovative food systems such as agroecology can become the norm if we weave a web of legitimacy…
How a new source of water is helping reduce conflict in the Middle East
Scientists and others look to desalination as a way to unite longtime enemies in a common cause.
If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?
Political hurdles and low prices have made carbon pricing a low-impact affair. But there’s still…
If lead ammunition is bad for people and the environment, why do we still use it?
Concerns about regulation, skepticism about the science and misperceptions about costs are slowing…
Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation
When there’s not enough pristine habitat left to save an ecosystem, it’s time to take a new look at…
Sparking climate engagement through art and community
Can art and spectacle raise awareness of climate change? Organizers of a yearly gathering in…
Chef Rob Ruiz is on a mission to make seafood more
Vancouver plans to go 100%
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: New at Ensia: Why we must decouple development & consumption — and how we can do it
: How Irrigation in Asia Affects Rainfall in Africa via
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New at Ensia: 5 ways to break the link between development & consumption
Climate Change’s Fingerprints All Over California Wildfires
: The urban density dilemma: Love those neighbors - their germs, not ...
: Lessons for water parched areas in UK - new source of water reduces conflict in Middle East
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