Tara Lohan, Resilience.org

Tara Lohan

Resilience.org

San Francisco, CA, United States

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

Recent articles by Tara:

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

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