Stories by Christina Larson

Christina Larson is a journalist focusing on international environmental issues. Her reporting has brought her to seven provinces across China, as well as cities and villages in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Greece. She now divides her time primarily between Washington, DC and Beijing. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, Christian Science Monitor, China Environment Series, and The Washington Monthly, where she is a contributing editor. subscribe to Christina Larson's feed

Posted on: Feb 17, 2009, Source: Environment: Yale Magazine

Not only are cities impacted by their regional climate, they also shape it. And they way we build cities may determine how much rain we get.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Less snow in the mountains means less water and less food. It also means more of the same for other Asian nations downstream.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2009, Source: Yale Environment 360

A geologist has serious concerns about plans for a massive Yangtze River diversion project. But will the government heed his advice?

Posted on: Apr 30, 2008, Source: Christian Science Monitor

Chinese environmental activist Tian Jun found that in order to clean up Chengdu's rivers, she needed to look upstream.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2008, Source: Washington Monthly

Can China clean up its environment without cleaning up its politics?

Posted on: Jan 7, 2008, Source: Washington Monthly

Contaminated rivers and farms are triggering peasant protests. Will it be enough to force real change?

Posted on: Apr 20, 2006, Source: Washington Monthly

There's a thaw in relations between greens and hunters. It could heat up big-time over global warming.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2006, Source: Washington Monthly

As landowners close off their private property, many hunters have hung up their shotguns. It's up to progressives to preserve hunting -- if we even want to.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2005, Source: Washington Monthly

Why the latest action-babe flicks flopped. Fighting demons: good. Fighting inner demons: bad.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2004, Source: Washington Monthly

Does it matter that Alfred Kinsey enjoyed his work more than he let on?

Posted on: Nov 29, 2004, Source: Washington Monthly

A new book details a hundred years in the arms race to acquire newer, better weapons of cosmetic enhancement.