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 or visit her website, subscribe to Tara Lohan's feed

Posted on: Nov 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Nov 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Chin up, after all we've got Rachel Maddow, health care, Pittsburgh's f-you to corporate control, and a whole lot more to be thankful for.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: Nov 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The food revolution is encouraging people to wake up and look more closely at where their food comes from and how it will affect their health.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The Sierra Club's Michael Brune talks about how we can transition to clean energy, and how his million-member organization plans to flex its muscle.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

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Posted on: Oct 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Out-of-state oil giants and Tea Party financiers are hoping to knock California off its groundbreaking clean energy track.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Coke has been accused of violence against union members in South America, water pollution overseas, and contributing to child health problems. Is it true?

Posted on: Jul 9, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

In the fight for water independence, Felton, California has become a symbol of what can be achieved.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

From intimidating reporters to trying to enforce no-fly zones, there seems to be a concerted effort to block public access to information.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

40 years after the first Earth Day, we're still staring down the barrel of environmental catastrophe. Here are five big approaches we can take to saving life on the planet.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Bottled water giants are pilfering water from rural towns and cities, while their products are trashing the planet and putting a hole in our pockets. It's time to call it quits.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

After a strip-mining operation obliterated the author's family homestead, he set out on a 10-year journey to examine the staggering human and environmental costs of coal.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We’ve got a lot of problems when it comes to our food system, but one of them was clearly articulated with a simple graphic.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Michael Pollan and friends reveal the food industry's darkest secrets in 'Food Inc.' and Japan's ongoing dolphin slaughter is exposed in 'The Cove.'

Posted on: Feb 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Chipotle has a great record when it comes to buying more sustainable ingredients, but it has done one thing that has human rights activists howling.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2010, Source: AlterNet

AlterNet's hottest new sections -- Food and Investigations -- have just launched. Find out how to get the latest stories.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Most dairy enthusiasts would be horrified to know the conditions cows endure and how closely dairies are tied to veal operations and the rest of the meat industry.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2010, Source: AlterNet

This may be what they mean by the end of journalism.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The AP is reporting about a new study that concludes that sitting, yep, just sitting, is deadly. WTF?

Posted on: Jan 20, 2010, Source: AlterNet

This may be why the term "ghettotainment" was coined.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Raj Patel battles Stephen Colbert.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We all know all the right-wing family values stuff is bullshit, so this just helps put the icing on the cake.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

This is a cultural shift involving people at all levels of the community, from tiny rural towns in red states to major metropolitan areas.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

So what's this really about? Messed up cultural norms.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2010, Source: AlterNet

We still have an EPA, right?

Posted on: Jan 9, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Fast food joints aren't the only ones serving up heart attacks with a side of obesity.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Act now and please pass this on.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Researchers advocate swapping household pets like cats and dogs for edible 'pets' like chickens or rabbits.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to the USDA, at school our kids are eating the equivalent of pet food.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Even when you are expecting this, it still sucks.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We face losing everything from 50,000 species a year to the world's best wines. How to put it all in perspective?