Tara Lohan, The Revelator

Tara Lohan

The Revelator

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • Unknown
Past:
  • The Revelator
  • PeoplesWorld
  • Resilience.org
  • Pacific Standard
  • News Deeply
  • HuffPost
  • American Prospect
  • The Nation
  • Grist

Past articles by Tara:

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

Will Climate Change Push These Amphibians to the Brink?

California newts faced the worst drought conditions in 1,200 years, but new research finds that the lack of precipitation may not have been their biggest threat. → Read More

Spending Time in Nature During the Pandemic? You’re Not Alone — and That’s a Problem.

Encouraged by the federal government, lots of people are trying to get outside. But it’s a risky decision for rural communities. → Read More

Boom: Removing 81 Dams Is Transforming This California Watershed

The innovative project could aid endangered native species — and provide a useful roadmap for other dam-removal efforts. → Read More

When the war on science really began

The New York Times keeps a running list of all the environmental regulations that the Trump administration has worked to trash since taking office more than three years ago. It’s at nearly 100. That’s just the start. → Read More

When the War on Science Really Began

A new book, The War on the EPA, tracks the history and importance of the government agency — and how efforts to undermine it began decades before Trump. → Read More

Water Conflicts Will Intensify. Can We Predict the Worst Problems Before Conditions Boil Over?

A new online resource combines economic and environmental data to help prevent deadly conflict. It could be a vital tool in the age of climate change. → Read More

Water Conflicts Will Intensify. Can We Predict the Worst Problems Before Conditions Boil Over?

A new online resource combines economic and environmental data to help prevent deadly conflict. It could be a vital tool in the age of climate change. → Read More

Trump Admin’s Clean Water Rollback Will Hit Some States Hard

But the effects of removing this “environmental safety net” won’t be felt equally. States with fewer local protections and resources will suffer the most — as will their people and wildlife. → Read More

Why We Need (Ethical) Wildlife Photography Now More Than Ever

Photographer Melissa Groo shares her experiences with advocacy and ethics in creating and sharing images of wild animals. → Read More

5 Things You Should Know About the Earth’s Warming Ocean

Climate change has caused record-breaking ocean temperatures, and that means more dangerous storms, trouble for coral reefs and big changes for our marine ecosystems. → Read More

How One Utah Community Fought the Fracking Industry — and Won

Kanab, a small Utah town that’s home to the famous Best Friends Animal Society, took an unconventional path to face down a frac sand mine that threatened the region’s aquifer. → Read More

Road to Nowhere: Highways Pose Existential Threat to Wolverines

Roads can be a danger for wildlife, but new research shows they’re particularly bad news for a species already facing declines. → Read More

Drones, Algae and Fish Ears: What We’re Learning Before the World’s Largest Dam-removal Project — and What We Could Miss

Scientists studying conditions on the Klamath River hope to help recovery efforts here and around the world, but they still lack dedicated funding. → Read More

“Listen to the Kids”: Millions Turn Out for Global Climate Strike

From Bogota to Baltimore climate strikers turned out for the first of a week of events to push for action on climate change. → Read More

Will the Future Be Rural?

So the Great Simplification is this idea that as energy becomes more dear we’ll need to use less of it., and we will need to organise differently. → Read More

A Climate-Resilient Los Angeles Must First Address Its Polluted Past

When we talk about climate resilience and water resilience, the groundwater piece is critical, says Cindy Montañez, of the nonprofit TreePeople → Read More

New California Bill Could Revolutionize How the U.S. Tackles Plastic Pollution

A sweeping “circular economy” bill in the California legislature aims to drastically reduce plastic waste and boost domestic recycling. → Read More

The Colorado River’s Biggest Challenge Looms

States that share the river’s water finalized a big agreement last month, but an even larger challenge determining the river’s future is just around the bend, expert John Fleck explains. → Read More