Stories by Lindsay Abrams

Lindsay Abrams is an assistant editor at Salon and a former writer and producer for The Atlantic's Health Channel. subscribe to Lindsay Abrams's feed

Posted on: Aug 12, 2014, Source:

An amazing statistic.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2014, Source:

The unexpected "benefits" of wastewater pollution.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2014, Source: Salon

The Xtreme Eating Awards 'honored' such food as 'A1 Peppercorn Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries' and 'The Big Slab.'

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: Salon

Tyson takes on climate deniers and challenges scientists to speak up before it's too late.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: Salon

The popular dairy alternative doesn't deserve the love it gets, Mother Jones says.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2014, Source: Salon

Scientists think global warming might have something to do with it.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2014, Source:

Heat waves are only the beginning--it's about to get really ugly out there.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2014, Source: Salon

Children raised by gay parents are doing just as well, if not better, than the general population.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2014, Source:

A combination of factors, including climate change, could soon make chikungunya a household name.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2014, Source: Salon

Who needs large space when tiny houses are quaint and offer economic and environmental benefits?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2014, Source:

Will Potter tells us about his ambitious new project: Using drones to investigate the facts behind our food.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2014, Source: Salon

The TV doctor admits that items he touts "don't have the scientific muster to present as fact."

Posted on: Jun 16, 2014, Source: Salon

Researchers discovered carbapenem-resistant bacteria in raw squid for the first time

Posted on: May 11, 2014, Source:

An evolutionary biologist explores the science of sexual organs.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2014, Source: Salon

Apples top the Environmental Working Group's annual list of chemical-laden produce.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2014, Source: Salon

KFC's Double Down is back, and it's in disgusting company.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2014, Source:

Why listening to truthers like Jenny McCarthy and Kristin Cavallari rather than medical science has endangered everyone.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2014, Source:

Unregulated marijuana farming is destroying California's forests.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2014, Source:

Caffeine has a stronger hold on us than we realize, says author Murray Carpenter.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2014, Source:

It's time to shift from materialism to experientialism, says author James Wallman.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2014, Source: Salon

Your grocery store shelves are crawling with them.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: Salon

A look back at former Olympic hosts reveals why the Russian city could be in deep trouble.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2014, Source:

It seems it's not so easy to be pro-fracking when it affects you directly.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2014, Source:

Next time someone tells you that snowy weather means global warming isn't real, you'll know exactly how to respond.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2014, Source:

The FDA is refusing to get involved with THC-laced edibles.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014, Source:

And guess how the U.S. rates?

Posted on: Jan 17, 2014, Source: Salon

Days after GOP appoints a climate skeptic to head senate environmental subcommittee, meteorologists announce that extreme polar vortex headed back over United States.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2014, Source:

Excessive water use could be draining the region's rivers.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2014, Source: Salon

The fast food giant says it will change its purchasing practices beginning in 2016

Posted on: Dec 26, 2013, Source: Salon

Ultra-rich conservatives covertly pour $1 billion a year into climate change counter movement.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2013, Source:

Obama taps John Podesta—favored by climate change activists—on the shoulder to advise the country's environmental policy—but why did he then recuse himself from working on the Keystone decision?

Posted on: Oct 8, 2013, Source: Salon

Furloughed FDA inspectors can't look out for bacteria, metals and other contaminants.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2013, Source: Salon

Virginia schools stopped serving all-beef burgers after students complained.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2013, Source: Salon

Five federal lawsuits mark the first attempt to link drilling and quakes.