Madeline Ostrander is a freelance science journalist based in Seattle. Her forthcoming book, “At Home on an Unruly Planet” (Henry Holt and Co., 2022), is about how the climate crisis is affecting Americans at home.
The polarization of adaptation and mitigation might also have created blind spots that made it harder to push for planet-cooling policies.
August 18, 2022
Black carbon is a product of incomplete combustion from forest fires and the burning of both wood and fossil fuels, and its influence on the Arctic is like the proverbial death by a thousand cuts.
May 19, 2017
In the past decade and a half, a few local environmentalists have been collaborating with city and county officials to rewrite the plan for water here, driven by more and more urgent necessity.
January 6, 2015
In most legal systems, you have a right to freedom of speech or religion, but you don’t have a right to breathe clean air or drink safe water.
December 6, 2010