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: 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?

Posted on: Dec 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes though, we have to laugh at ourselves a little. And this seems to be one of those moments.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It seemed a little pathetic when they started serving lattes, but this is really just too much.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"The US has lowered the bar and set goals so low, it's been destructive."

Posted on: Dec 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

There was a time, not so very long ago, that Palin actually saw the merits of science.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Yeah, this is bad (and also a little funny).

Posted on: Dec 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It's not too late to get out there for part of the meeting.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Time to branch out from Toni Morrison.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Yes, there's Wal-Mart, but also a bunch of surprises, too.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Nicolette Hahn Niman's new book offers a much-needed addition to the debate about whether we should be eating meat.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what's really required to tackle the climate crisis.

Posted on: Dec 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Everything is pink. Pink shower shoes, pink wash clothes, pink towels, pink sheets, even pink handcuffs.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

This is pretty basic, folks.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

And 'fat' here is most definitely a relative term.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A review of four "birds" -- and it's not pretty.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Vegetarians aren't the only ones who should be concerned; there's soy in just about everything you eat these days -- including hamburgers, mac 'n cheese and salad dressing.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The best part is when they run into an actual Coke employee.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

When do we get to officially call the "green revolution" an environmental nightmare?

Posted on: Nov 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

There is so much wrong with a $1 burger, it's hard to know where to start.

Posted on: Nov 11, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It's nice to hear someone other than Michael Pollan driving that point home.

Posted on: Nov 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Apparently Beck thinks PETA is as rad as the NRA. Who knew?

Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Why the Party of No is now being called the Party of No Show.

Posted on: Oct 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

This a little above the hand-washing kinda thing.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2009, Source: AlterNet

An AP reporter takes the hot air out of deniers' sails.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A controversial organization promoting foods high in animal fats has some ecstatic. Others think they're whack jobs.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The who, what, where, when and why about COP 15, which strangely means: the "Council of Parties."

Posted on: Oct 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

No, Rush, this is not how you talk about population issues.

Posted on: Oct 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

I've survived 'consumption' and 'trash' days and now I'm on to 'transportation' day.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Seriously, this kid knows his food politics.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

New Yorker writer David Owen has environmentalists shooting broadsides at his new book; do we really want to replicate the Big Apple across America?

Posted on: Oct 14, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The epicenter of coal extraction needs your help right now and it will just take 3 minutes.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Take part in a week-long project to learn about your environmental footprint and reduce what you use and buy.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Doesn't anyone else in the universe get a say in this?