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: Sep 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Last year, Americans drank more than 10 billion gallons of bottled water. Wildlife and the environment paid.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2015, Source: The Nation

Employment in renewables is skyrocketing, while fossil fuels have become an economic liability.

Posted on: May 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Following the earthquake, Gham Power provided lights and mobile charging stations for relief workers and the displaced.

Posted on: May 1, 2015, Source: AlterNet

One company attempts to tap into the potentially $1 trillion carbon marketplace.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2015, Source: AlterNet

These corporations rake in massive profits and use this wealth to leverage elections.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Residents in industry-friendly West Virginia share their experiences, photos and videos.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2014, Source: Faces of Fracking

Rebecca Claassen spearheaded an effort to stop intensive oil production in Santa Barbara County.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2014, Source: Faces of Fracking

Ed Mitchell went from a military and engineering career to fighting fracking.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014, Source: AlterNet

As the oil and gas boom continues, these areas are devastated.

Posted on: May 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Increased traffic from industrial vehicles has had a deadly impact on auto safety in areas near drilling sites.

Posted on: May 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Radiation can accumulate in the water we drink, the fish we eat, and the soil in which our food grows.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

How much does electric light damage our bodies?

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

The fossil fuel's share of U.S. electricity production is dropping quickly, but it still might be decades before the industry closes up shop.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

CA's Democratic Party is split over a toothless regulation bill, and water-intensive drilling.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Droughts aren’t new to California, but this one is for the ages and comes with a distinct set of troubles.

Posted on: Jan 29, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Based what we know from the most recent climate science, Obama’s "all-of-the-above" energy policy is actually suicidal.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2014, Source: AlterNet

In the week since the spill, some startling information has come to light that should make us shake in our boots.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Exploding trains are only part of the story.

Posted on: Dec 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

There is tight competition this year, time to get your vote in.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A new study tracks the companies that have produced the most greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Renewable energy sources have made big leaps in the last few years, but we’re still miles away from where we need to be.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

This picture posted to Twitter sure makes it seem so.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A leading researcher says we have enough wind and solar to power the world. Are we willing to do what's necessary to transform our society?

Posted on: Oct 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Obama says that he won't approve the KXL pipeline if it will exacerbate carbon pollution. Well, check out this slideshow and see what you think.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Rob Hopkins helped start the first Transition Town. Now it's a global network of thousands of communities showing no signs of slowing down.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A report from the CDC reveals the grave dangers of antibiotic resistance and says factory-farmed animals are a big contributor.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Boulder may record more rainfall this past week than it usually gets in a year.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2013, Source: Earth Island Journal

A look at what fracking, mountaintop removal for coal and other extraction methods are doing to communities across the country.

Posted on: Sep 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A stretch of a Wyoming road offers a good glimpse of our future.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2013, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to the health impacts of fracking and drilling in California, there are more questions than answers.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Small communities along the prairies are busting at the seams, and much of the growth is not pretty.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Disaster after disaster has plagued the fossil fuel industry, just as pressure is mounting to end its dominance.

Posted on: Jul 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A day after an explosion in the rural community of New Milton, West Virginia residents are still awaiting answers about the cause and the damage.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It helps to fly above the mountains to truly understand what's going on.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The most notable parts of his speech were where he touched on “controversial” topics such as the Keystone XL pipeline and natural gas.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The Thompson Divide has some of the best recreational opportunities in the country. It's also an important headwaters, but that may not be enough to save it.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The practice that has devastated parts of Canada is already underway in the U.S. and things could get a lot worse.

Posted on: Jun 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A town known for its astounding natural beauty is in the cross hairs of energy developers.

Posted on: May 17, 2013, Source: AlterNet

You can't hit 400 ppm CO2 and still think "all of the above" is a rationale energy strategy.

Posted on: May 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Environmental changes may be to blame for spiking rates of an often misdiagnosed and potentially fatal disease.