Madeleine Thomas, Pacific Standard

Madeleine Thomas

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Santa Barbara, CA, United States

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Past articles by Madeleine:

One Last Thing: White Picket Fence

The evolution of a signature symbol of the American dream. → Read More

One Last Thing: White Picket Fence

The evolution of a signature symbol of the American dream. → Read More

California Just Passed the Most Stringent Pollutant Laws in the Nation

On Monday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the most stringent law in the country to combat “super pollutants” — a class of… → Read More

Would a Trump Presidency Really Help Our Coal Industry?

Coal mining jobs have been in decline since the 1980s. Is there reason to think Donald Trump could resuscitate a dying industry? → Read More

Would a Trump Presidency Really Help Our Coal Industry?

Coal mining jobs have been in decline since the 1980s. Is there reason to think Donald Trump could resuscitate a dying industry? → Read More

The Addicted Generation

Did we fail our kids by relying on prescription medication to treat ADHD? → Read More

Fentanyl: The Drug That’s Ravaging Sacramento —

There’s a new opioid epidemic in town. → Read More

The Teen Sexting Overcorrection —

Lawmakers are struggling to respond to libidinous teenagers in the digital age. → Read More

The Frightening Link Between Climate Change and Malnutrition

In fewer than 40 years, the average person will have 3.2 percent less food available to him/her, according to a new study. → Read More

2015 Was the Hottest Year in History

Fifteen of the 16 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. → Read More

Is the Coal Industry on Its Way Out?

The federal government's new moratorium on mining leases is just one of many setbacks for Big Coal. → Read More

America's Unusually Hot Year

In 2015, every state in the country was warmer than the 20th-century average. → Read More

The Radioactive Remedy

Each year, hundreds of desperate patients seek relief from extreme pain in Montana’s retired uranium mines. → Read More

Why We Need Primate Poop to Grow Rainforests

The surprising way fruit-eating animals serve as a buffer against climate change. → Read More

Ten Times Science Made Us Feel Better About Humanity in 2015

A toast to this year's most awesome science headlines. → Read More

Is There Really a Link Between Climate Change and National Security?

It would appear so, going by current research. → Read More

Is There Really a Link Between Climate Change and National Security?

It would appear so, going by current research. → Read More

Why Pixar's New Short Is a Big Deal

"For any immigrant culture, it's so important to see yourself represented in books and movies and music." → Read More

Is Coffee Life's Elixir?

A morning buzz does the body good. → Read More

Sexual Assault Against Servicemen Is Worse Than We Thought

A new report highlights the troubling reality of sexual assault for men in the military. → Read More