Stories by Emily J. Gertz

Emily J. Gertz is TakePart's associate editor for environment and wildlife. She has reported on environment, science and technology for over a decade, for publications including The Guardian, Popular Science, OnEarth, Scientific American, Talking Points Memo, Grist and more. She has also co-authored two books for Maker Media on DIY environmental monitoring and contributed to The Science Writers' Handbook as well as Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. subscribe to Emily J. Gertz's feed

Posted on: Aug 31, 2016, Source: TakePart

Dangerous levels of salt and arsenic have been detected in an aquifer comprising a quarter of all global groundwater extracted by humans.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2016, Source: TakePart

To help fight climate change, France’s Total commits to leaving some fossil fuels in the ground.

Posted on: May 31, 2016, Source: TakePart

A group argues for adding wildlife conservation facts to nutrition labels.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: TakePart

Exposure to certain contaminants blocks the body’s ability to expel toxins, a study has found.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2016, Source: TakePart

A new five-year plan for ocean oil and gas development is too dangerous for wildlife, communities, and the climate, say critics.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2015, Source: TakePart

Photographer Kerstin Langenberger's tragic image of an emaciated polar bear in Svalbard has gone viral and highlighted the climate change crisis.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015, Source: TakePart

Scientists have found pathogens in permafrost that remain infectious after 30,000 years.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2015, Source: TakePart

The two countries, along with Canada, Denmark, and Norway, sign an agreement to protect the iconic animal as its sea-ice home disappears.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2015, Source: TakePart

With Arctic temperatures rising rapidly thanks to climate change, Greenland’s ice sheet is melting and raising sea levels.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2015, Source: TakePart

Federal court threw out approval for a gigantic carbon-spewing project because it might drive two endangered species extinct.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015, Source: TakePart

The worldwide population of seabirds has fallen by more than two-thirds since 1950.

Posted on: May 19, 2015, Source: TakePart

The region where Shell plans to sink wells is home to polar bears, walruses, seals and other wildlife.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2008, Source:

Fifteen years after the Great Flood of 1993, floodplain development is booming. Will nature get the last laugh?

Posted on: Dec 8, 2005, Source:

Many of our favorite sex toys are made with decidedly unhealthy chemicals. Is it time to kick the toxins out of the sack?