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: Aug 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here's a frightening look at what a Romeny-Ryan ticket looks like for the environment and our future.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

If we combine our knowledge with action, we may have a fighting chance.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Author John Robbins talks about the science of soy, meat production, our "disease care system," and how MLK Jr. influenced his work.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Marjorie Kelly's new book explains how we can create a "generative economy" that is focused on sustaining life rather than extracting profit.

Posted on: May 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

New corporate models focus on ownership, governance, sustainability and social benefit.

Posted on: May 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new film provides a much-needed wake-up call for Americans: Our false sense of water abundance may be our great undoing.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Corporations by today's definition, are obligated to make as much money as they can. But a new kind of corporation is changing that and potentially our economy, too.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It isn't known for being a bastion of liberalism, but even for a 'purplish' state, Virginia has taken extraordinarily conservative actions recently.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

World Water Day is a chance to stop and realize that humanity is facing a frightening water crisis.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

San Francisco's major source of drinking water comes from Yosemite's Hetch Hetchy, but there's a growing campaign to have the reservoir drained and returned to the park.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

We've somehow turned watching a sport into eating (and drinking) like it's a sport.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Companies are profiting off the backs of port truck drivers, a class of exploited workers who are a crucial lynchpin in our economy.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Energy companies continue to rake in massive profits. They use this wealth to leverage elections, write legislation, scale back regulations and escape accountability.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new video from Brave New Foundation shows how people are paying the ultimate price for the Koch brothers' politics and profiteering.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We've already had 10 disasters topping $1 billion each and it's only September -- what gives?

Posted on: Aug 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

From calling the BP disaster an "act of god" to responding to his state's drought with prayer, Perry's anti-environmental resume is extensive.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

All but one member of the group has financial ties to the oil and gas industry.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith and Aric McBay call for new strategy to stave off environmental catastrophe.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

If you're planning to hit the beach this summer, here's the scoop on which beaches have the worst water quality issues.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

I can't help but wonder if we've really, totally screwed ourselves (and a whole lot of this planet). But there are 5 things that give me hope.