Melissa Cronin, Narratively

Melissa Cronin


Santa Cruz, CA, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

When My Abusive Father Got Alzheimer’s, Spoon-Feeding Him Helped Me Forgive

I didn’t think I’d ever be able to face him without fear, but in his docile, vulnerable state, we forged a new dynamic. → Read More

Coal’s Last Gamble: A choking industry bets on one more big score

Why can’t America quit this dirty, doomed fuel? → Read More

Coal lobbyists are the loneliest lobbyists

Coal groups are hemorrhaging cash and supporters. → Read More

‘Alarming’ coral reef bleaching wave descends on the Maldives

It’s a bad time to be a coral — still. → Read More

Volkswagen says it’s cleaning up its emissions, this time for reals

Volkswagen pivots from cheating on emissions to (maybe) filtering them out. → Read More

Explosive oil trains are feeling some serious heat this week

Protestors across the U.S. are trying to take down this deadly public health threat. → Read More

Celebrate America by avoiding our national embarrassment: Hot dogs


Desperate for cash, Trump turns to the coal industry

If there's any money left in coal, that is. → Read More

Conservatives try out bizarre energy attack ad

It’s certainly inventive. → Read More

The next U.S. president could save or destroy the Arctic

And his or her decision could last a lifetime. → Read More

This lobbyist denied climate change for ExxonMobil. Now he’ll do it for Trump.

Donald Trump's army of climate deniers is growing before our eyes. → Read More

Charles Koch really wants us all to believe he’s pro-science

Oh the irony. The fossil fuel tycoon condemns the "climate lobby" after decades of his own denial. → Read More

Here’s what the new Never Trump contender has to say about climate change

David French thinks deep thoughts on demon rum and DiCaprio. → Read More

Oil and gas are a bad bet, warns Canadian government group

Some of that tar sands oil will likely stay in the ground. → Read More

Meet the nun trying to reform Exxon Mobil

Can she get the behemoth to acknowledge its “moral imperative” on climate change? → Read More

Exxon Mobil’s shareholders meeting was totally overrun by climate demands

Exxon recommended its shareholders reject all of the pro-climate proposals. → Read More

In battle over new Canadian pipeline, it’s Trudeau vs. tribes

The “Keystone-ization” battle heads to Canada — but it may have a very different outcome. → Read More

The Alberta wildfire is dumping mercury into the atmosphere

The fire is burning through a boreal forest that has stored mercury for thousands of years. → Read More

Coal workers get screwed, their bosses get bonuses

Coal execs have a knack for landing a windfall just before their companies go bankrupt. → Read More

A Manhattan-sized oil spill just hit the Gulf of Mexico

Offshore drilling is hitting new highs in the region, and it has its risks. → Read More