Megan McLaughlin

Fossil fuels aren’t just harming the planet. They’re making us sick

Researchers found multiple classes of potentially harmful chemicals where they’ve never been measured before: in the bodies of pregnant women.

In a world starved for lithium, researchers develop a method to get it from water

The world needs vast quantities of lithium to meet demand for lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage. And the United States is way behind China in securing a supply of this rare metal.

The Guardian view on carbon bombs: Governments must say no

Oil companies and petrostates are investing heavily in fossil fuels, in defiance of global targets. They must be stopped.

GM’s Mary Barra has a plan to win the electric vehicle race

The General Motors chief says efficiencies, innovations and learning from mistakes will allow her company to become a leader in electric vehicles.

Morocco's oases threatened by desertification

As the COP15 conference in Ivory Coast continues to discuss the threat of desertification, researchers warn that human behaviour has left billions around the world facing water scarcity.

Megan Mayhew Bergman weaves the climate crisis into her new book

With climate change wreaking havoc on communities around the world, many of us wonder what kind of world will be left to our children. In her latest book, Vermont writer Megan Mayhew Bergman explores the idea of inheritance amid disaster.

Floodplain restoration

Water policy in the Western U.S. has always been a contentious issue. Changes in water management, however, are slowly happening.

Climate change takes hold in North Carolina's ghost forests

Few examples of climate change are as unmistakable and arresting as the “ghost forests” proliferating along parts of the East Coast — and particularly throughout the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula of North Carolina.

From our Newsroom
1872 mining law

Peter Dykstra: The steal of the last century and a half

The General Mining Law of 1872 turned 150 this month. It hasn’t changed a bit.

environmental justice

Op-Ed: Black gold and the color line

How historical racist redlining practices are linked to higher exposures to oil and gas wells.

Words of wisdom from three leaders in the environmental health and justice field

Words of wisdom from three leaders in the environmental health and justice field

A Q&A with Black and Latina researchers about health equity research and career advice for early career scientists.

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

We asked you to share one "big lesson" from your mother. And you responded

PFAS Testing

Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

Lake Mead

Dykstra: A corpse in a barrel in a drying reservoir

And other climate change tales for our age

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