Stories by Cheryl Katz

Cheryl Katz is a science writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A former staff reporter for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Miami Herald and the Orange County Register, she is now a freelancer specializing in stories about environmental issues and climate change. Her articles have appeared in Scientific American, Environmental Health News, and The Daily Climate, among other publications. Previously for e360, Katz reported on Iceland's renewable energy prospects and the emerging field of energy-scavenging technology. subscribe to Cheryl Katz's feed

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: Yale Environment 360

Long associated with turning seawater into drinking water, new desal technologies will allow for the reuse agricultural and industrial waste water.

Posted on: May 23, 2014, Source: Yale Environment 360

Jack Macy's recycling crusade that has resulted in the city reusing or composting 80 percent of its garbage.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: Yale Environment 360

Banking on sustainable power could both shore up its sagging economy and help build a bridge to a fossil-fuel-free future. But it's not without some drawbacks.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2012, Source: Environmental Health News

The people of Richmond live within a ring of five oil refineries, three chemical plants, eight Superfund sites, dozens of toxic waste sites, highways, rail yards and ports.