Stories by Susan Cosier

Susan Cosier is's managing editor. She previously worked at Audubonmagazine, and has written for a number of science and environmental publications. She has a degree in environmental science from Wesleyan University. subscribe to Susan Cosier's feed

Posted on: Dec 31, 2014, Source: OnEarth Magazine

A herd of 30 bison are now grazing on Illinois' grasslands.

Posted on: Jul 3, 2014, Source: OnEarth Magazine

The lingering effects of the polar vortex (yes, that again) may be keeping Chicago in a fog.

Posted on: May 26, 2014, Source: OnEarth Magazine

The state has banned triclosan, a known endocrine-disruptor, which is found in 75% of all liquid soaps and body washes.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2014, Source: OnEarth Magazine

Oregon officials are doing whatever they can to keep the details of crude-by-rail shipments secret from the public—and that includes not asking railroads about them.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: OnEarth Magazine

Plastic microbeads from cosmetic products are filling up our lakes and rivers. New York State is the first seeking to ban them, and others aren't far behind.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: OnEarth Magazine

What this actually means for human health remains to be seen, but it’s not encouraging.