Stories by Erin L. McCoy

Erin L. McCoy is a Seattle-based freelance writer specializing in education, environment, cultural issues, and travel. She has also worked as a newspaper reporter and photographer in Kentucky. Follow her on Twitter @ErinLMcCoy. subscribe to Erin L. McCoy's feed

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015, Source: Yes! Magazine

“It feels like we’re a third-world country appealing to the United States for assistance."

Posted on: Apr 2, 2014, Source: YES! Magazine

Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: YES! Magazine

Hawaii generates more of its power from the sun than any other state. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from the obstacles that came up along the way and and what's being done to overcome them.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: YES! Magazine

The authors tells the story of how she gave up driving, despite her love for cars, and examines the challenges facing drivers who don't live in cities.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2012, Source: YES! Magazine

Educators across the country are finding millions of dollars in savings through cheap and simple forms of renewable energy.