Environmental Scientist. Writer. Mother.

Tag: toxic chemicals


On the (Ab)use of Doubt

I haven’t told many people this story, but the persistence of doubt in the political arena of global climate change has my hackles raised (see Steven E. Koonin’s essay, “Climate …

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Wal-Mart Posts 21 Percent Drop In Q4 Profit

Creating the Shift

Recently, at a literary gathering, I shared the details of my reading at Arizona State University’s Sustainability Solutions Festival in Phoenix with some of my writer friends.  I described the …

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$10,000 Sustainability Essay Prize Awarded

From creativenonfiction.org: Mary Heather Noble is the winner of the $10,000 first-place prize for Creative Nonfiction’s The Human Face of Sustainability essay contest, sponsored by Arizona State University’s Sustainability Solutions …

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The Anxiety of Place

I recently finished reading Kristen Iversen’s book, Full Body Burden, and —even as a person familiar with the toxic secrets of government and industry— found the details of the Rocky …

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