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: Oct 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Chemicals called 'obesogens' are in our food, cars and homes, according to recent scientific studies -- and they may be making us fat.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It seems the contention is over a a coal plant.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet

More and more Americans are finding other ways to get around in greener fashion, from Smart Cars to Vespas.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009, Source: AlterNet

We're talking about storm water here ... and it's hot!

Posted on: Sep 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"I'm here to teach you how to eat that crap in your cabinets."

Posted on: Sep 18, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The greenest technology available to us may not be solar panels, but instead contraception, according to a new report.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Could you get by without your car, food from outside your community, your job? There's a bunch of folks who want to show you how.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet

How a tiny town sent a multinational packing.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Van Jones was just the beginning.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2009, Source: AlterNet

As money has gotten tight and the local-foods movement more popular, urban foraging has become a hit. I spent a day with one forager in San Francisco.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

"Farm-raised salmon" sounds nice and sustainable, but they've become harbingers of disease, contaminating the oceans with antibiotics and toxic chemicals.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

If you have to leave Fido behind, wouldn't you like to know he's in the care of a loving atheist?

Posted on: Sep 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Media presence in Taiji seems to be keeping the dolphin killers at bay -- for now.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Have those passionate French gone too far this time?

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Really, it's only fair, T-shirts have been doing all the work for years.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2009, Source: AlterNet

And you thought our terrorist watch-list was a joke.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Frito-Lay is trying to co-opt a movement designed specifically to provide an alternative to industrial food.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Suspenseful and shocking film exposes the slaughter of tens of thousands of dolphins and the billion-dollar industry that profits from selling them.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Thanks to the Alliance for Climate Education, high school students are getting engaged in the issue. Check out the video.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The new film Food Inc. is a shocking look at the health, human rights and the environmental nightmare that lands on our plate each meal.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The mag takes on the 'clean coal' myth and highlights coal's toxic legacy.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

One Rebecca Rubin has an FBI wanted poster and the other comes with toy challah bread.

Posted on: May 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

There's a new call to action being sent out and it's time to start listening.

Posted on: May 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Vandana Shiva says industrial agriculture has left Indian farmers indebted and destitute, and explains how to stem the tide of suicides.

Posted on: May 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The Waxman-Markey bill, our best effort to fend off climate catastrophe, is in the hands of Congress, and prospects aren't good.

Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Like much of the West, the state has serious water issues, but Mother Nature is only partly to blame.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

They missed the boat entirely. Coal isn't the answer to our climate woes, it is the problem.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Crop failure may have pushed farmers over the edge, but American companies have been leading them to the cliff for years.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Activists against privatization plans at the forum were met with police aggression.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2009, Source: AlterNet

This is a huge asset for the environmental community.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Why the best use of 300-year-old trees might not be in the bathroom.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2009, Source: The Nation

With droughts from California to China threatening food production, one man has the solution we need to head off a global crisis.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The coal industry has spent millions trying to fool the American public, Congress and the president. Here's how to beat the hype.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Turn a Hallmark holiday into an opportunity to a give a gift with real meaning and impact.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

From California to the Himalayas, things are looking bad.

Posted on: Jan 22, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Filmmaker Jim Thebaut talks about the precarious future of the Southwest and the call for a national water plan.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2009, Source: AlterNet

What will Obama do, and how could he screw it up, given the fact that pretty much everything is riding on him getting things right the first time?

Posted on: Jan 9, 2009, Source: AlterNet

So, now is it time for clean energy?

Posted on: Dec 17, 2008, Source: AlterNet

There are ample reasons to be alarmed. Here are a few.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2008, Source: AlterNet

"Green" gifts guides abound, but if you really want to do something good this holiday season, put Mother Earth at the top of your list.