Stories by Brad Jacobson

Brad Jacobson is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist and contributing reporter for AlterNet and OnEarth Magazine. His reporting has also appeared in The Atlantic, Mother Jones, Salon, In These Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Billboard and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @bradpjacobson. subscribe to Brad Jacobson's feed

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

More Americans are turning to solar and wind to power their homes and businesses, but the utility monopolies aren’t about to relinquish their market share without a fight.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2013, Source: In These Times

We know how to sponge oil off pelicans. But when it comes to human health, we’re alarmingly clueless.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A leading expert on health effects from cellphone radiation goes to battle against a multi-trillion-dollar industry.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A deeply flawed study that ignores the harmful environmental and health impacts of gas drilling is being used to rally for exports.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

New research shows that putting too much of our eggs into this energy basket could be detrimental to our future economic health.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Right-wing groups are doing everyone a disservice by bashing renewables, but GOP strongholds may have the most to lose.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Romney's plan is a prescription for boosting insurance industry profits at the expense of the public's well-being.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new book reveals the truth about a plutonium factory that hardly anyone knew existed.

Posted on: May 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Experts say acknowledging the threat would call into question the safety of dozens of identically designed nuclear power plants in the U.S.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

As the drumbeats for war with Iran reach bellicose heights, a new book argues that waging war is not an innate part of our nature.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Why ask the most famous unhealthy cook in America to promote a diabetes drug before anyone knew she suffered from diabetes?

Posted on: Dec 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

FDA not only downplayed the risk of contamination, but ignored staff members who proposed higher levels of contamination protection.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A medical ethicist explains the dark implications of corporate medical patents and the nightmarish scenario of our medical-industrial complex.

Posted on: May 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A year later there is widespread complaints of nosebleeds, GI pain, memory loss, persistent coughing, skin lesions and other serious conditions. But where's the help?

Posted on: Apr 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Obama administration has these important numbers -- it's just not telling us. Here's why.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Josh Fox talks about why the gas industry is losing control of the message and how it has underestimated the power of citizens affected by gas drilling.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Severe headaches, nausea, respiratory problems, burning eyes and throat, earache and chest pains -- and that's just the beginning.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Outside scientists, eager to perform independent evaluations of the government's findings, complain the information released contains far too many unknown variables.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2010, Source: Raw Story

Gaping legal holes allow corporations to spend enormous sums on politics without leaving a paper trail.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2009, Source: Raw Story

Death toll estimate exceeds the total number of Americans who died in the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the attacks of 9/11 combined.