Stories by Tara Lohan

Tara Lohan is a freelance writer and former senior editor at AlterNet. She is the editor of two books on the global water crisis, including Water Matters: Why We Need to Act Now to Save Our Most Critical Resource. Follow her on Twitter @TaraLohan. subscribe to Tara Lohan's feed

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Renewable energy sources have made big leaps in the last few years, but we’re still miles away from where we need to be.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

This picture posted to Twitter sure makes it seem so.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A leading researcher says we have enough wind and solar to power the world. Are we willing to do what's necessary to transform our society?

Posted on: Oct 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Obama says that he won't approve the KXL pipeline if it will exacerbate carbon pollution. Well, check out this slideshow and see what you think.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Rob Hopkins helped start the first Transition Town. Now it's a global network of thousands of communities showing no signs of slowing down.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A report from the CDC reveals the grave dangers of antibiotic resistance and says factory-farmed animals are a big contributor.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Boulder may record more rainfall this past week than it usually gets in a year.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2013, Source: Earth Island Journal

A look at what fracking, mountaintop removal for coal and other extraction methods are doing to communities across the country.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A stretch of a Wyoming road offers a good glimpse of our future.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to the health impacts of fracking and drilling in California, there are more questions than answers.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Small communities along the prairies are busting at the seams, and much of the growth is not pretty.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Disaster after disaster has plagued the fossil fuel industry, just as pressure is mounting to end its dominance.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A day after an explosion in the rural community of New Milton, West Virginia residents are still awaiting answers about the cause and the damage.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It helps to fly above the mountains to truly understand what's going on.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The most notable parts of his speech were where he touched on “controversial” topics such as the Keystone XL pipeline and natural gas.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Thompson Divide has some of the best recreational opportunities in the country. It's also an important headwaters, but that may not be enough to save it.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The practice that has devastated parts of Canada is already underway in the U.S. and things could get a lot worse.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A town known for its astounding natural beauty is in the cross hairs of energy developers.

Posted on: May 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

You can't hit 400 ppm CO2 and still think "all of the above" is a rationale energy strategy.

Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Environmental changes may be to blame for spiking rates of an often misdiagnosed and potentially fatal disease.