Kyla Mandel

Kyla Mandel, Editor of DeSmog UK, began working with DeSmog UK as deputy editor in November 2014 shortly after the project launched. During this time, she has broken numerous stories on energy policy, including one on the Koch Brothers’ European lobbying efforts. In March 2015 she was appointed DeSmog UK’s Editor.

She has also covered international climate science denial efforts in Rome and Washington D.C., and joined DeSmog’s reporting team in December 2015 at the Paris COP21 climate conference.

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Kyla has been living in London for the past several years working for titles such as Green Futures Magazine, EnergyDesk and most recently The ENDS Report. Her work has also appeared on Forbes Online and The Guardian’s Sustainable Business channel. Kyla is currently researching climate refugees at Columbia University’s graduate journalism school.

ExxonMobil building

Supreme Court Issues ‘Crushing Blow’ to Exxon in Major Climate Case, Legal Experts Say

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from ExxonMobil regarding Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s climate change investigation Monday, a decision legal experts called a “crushing blow” to the oil giant.

January 8, 2019

Climate anxiety

Psychologists Explain our Climate Change Anxiety

Understanding climate anxiety, and how to incorporate psychology into our plans for tackling climate change is growing, but only slowly.

September 21, 2018

Flooding after Hurricane Irma

How Natural Disasters Widen the Wealth Gap Between Minority and White Communities

Wealth inequality dramatically increases between white communities and communities of color in the U.S. following a natural disaster, a new study found.

September 5, 2018

Hurricane Maria damage

Report Shows Hurricane Maria Death Toll Overwhelmingly Hit the Poorest and Oldest

A much anticipated study into the death toll from Hurricane Maria was released Tuesday. The independent report, commissioned by the governor of Puerto Rico, puts the number of people who died at 2,975 ith low-income communities and elderly men at the highest risk of death.

August 30, 2018

Abandoned North Sea Wells May be Emitting ‘Significant’ Amounts of Methane, Study Warns

Abandoned offshore oil and gas wells in the North Sea may be a source of significant methane emissions finds a new study, which claims to be the first to measure the amount of methane leaking from offshore wells. According to the study published recently in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, about one third of the region’s wells could be releasing between 3 and 17 thousand tonnes of methane into the North Sea each year. “

September 8, 2017

The Modern Green Movement and How to Change the World

How did the green movement start and where is it headed?

September 15, 2015

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