Tara Lohan, Resilience.org

Tara Lohan


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Tara:

How Outdoor Enthusiasts Can Help Scientific Research About Climate and Wildlife

The nonprofit Adventure Scientists unites skilled outdoors people with scientists to help drive critical conservation work. → Read More

‘Soil Isn’t Forever’: Why Biodiversity Also Needs Protection Below the Ground

Unfortunately there’s evidence that soil biodiversity is decreasing today — how badly is still a matter researchers are working to determine. → Read More

Wind Power Is (Finally) Having a Moment

After decades when offshore wind stagnated, the Biden administration approved the first two commercial-scale offshore wind projects → Read More

Wind Power Is (Finally) Having a Moment

A surge in offshore wind projects has helped make wind power a renewable force. → Read More

Why We Need Slow Solutions to Solve Our Water Problems

But the really empowering thing about Slow Water is that there are things that you can do to protect yourself from flood and drought... → Read More

The Boreal Forests Have a Warning for Us

In The Treeline Rawlence tells a complex ecological story by focusing on changes affecting seven tree species in seven boreal ecotones → Read More

A Historic Chance to Protect America’s Free-Flowing Rivers

The River Democracy Act would designate 4,711 miles of rivers throughout the state as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. → Read More

Move or Change: How Plants and Animals Are Trying to Survive a Warming World

Thor Hanson’s new book explains the biology behind climate change and why some species may be better able to survive a quickly changing planet. → Read More

4 Major Environmental Treaties the U.S. Never Ratified — But Should

Most of the world’s countries support these global agreements on conservation and pollution, but the United States is noticeably absent. → Read More

Sizzling in the South: Gulf Coast Communities Fight for Equitable Climate Solutions

Miami residents already live with the ramifications of climate change. That’s why organizers there have teamed up with other regions to share ideas. → Read More

Fisher rewilding: How Washington state is restoring a native carnivore

And like the spotted owl protection efforts benefitting fishers, there’s hope that native species restoration can have ecosystem-wide value. → Read More

As wildfire season heats up, here are five things to know

In early May scientists discovered a plume of smoke wafting from a smoldering sequoia that ignited during 2020's Castle fire, which set California's Sequoia National Forest alight last August. → Read More

600 California communities face drinking water systems failure

A familiar scene has returned to California: drought. Two counties are currently under emergency declarations, and the rest of the state could follow. → Read More

How Renewable Energy Could Power Your State

Some parts of the United States could easily generate 10 times their energy needs, according to a new report. → Read More

Cargo Vessels Are Killing More Whales — and a New Effort Aims to Save Them

Collisions between whales and ships have increased, but an effort to hear, see and predict whale behavior could help reduce fatalities. → Read More

Walls or Wetlands? How Southeast Cities Are Grappling With Rising Seas

Climate change is already leaving Southeast cities swamped. Experts from the Southern Environmental Law Center explain how communities are planning for a wetter future. → Read More

A Dam Comes Down — and Tribes, Cities, Salmon and Orcas Could All Benefit

You may not have heard much about the long fight to remove the Nooksack Dam near Bellingham, Washington, but its detonation this week will prove ecologically and culturally important. → Read More

Here’s What Climate Change Means for Wildfires in the West

Two new studies find different factors increasing wildfire risk across California and the Pacific Northwest, but the solutions in each location are similar. → Read More

New High Seas Treaty Could Be a Gamechanger for the Ocean

A historic international treaty to protect marine biodiversity is currently being negotiated, but will it be strong enough to create reserves and boost conservation efforts? → Read More

Now’s a Great Time to Become a Backyard Naturalist — Here’s How

Connecting with nearby nature can give people a much-needed boost — and help save wildlife, too. → Read More