Sarah Fecht, Author at State of the Planet

Sarah Fecht is the content manager at State of the Planet. She has previously worked as a freelance science journalist and an editor at Popular Science.

Recent Posts

map shows carbon emissions of a trip from flushing to upper west side

This Website Calculates the Carbon Emissions From Your Daily Commute

How much does it actually matter if you take public transit instead of driving? Here’s an easy way to find out.

by |June 15, 2018
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Congratulations! You’ve Been Chosen To Colonize A New World.

Posing as an interplanetary flight attendant in an upcoming show, researcher Christine McCarthy will lead a geological journey through the solar system.

by |June 14, 2018
snowmobile drags radar across West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Shrinking Ice Sheet Made A Surprising Comeback

Thousands of years ago, the West Antarctic ice sheet shrank dramatically—then grew back in an unexpected way.

by |June 13, 2018
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Poetry in Planetary Motion

A new study, which found that the Earth and the Moon are drifting apart, inspired a science communicator to write this poem.

by |June 8, 2018
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Photos and Videos From Hawaii’s Volcanic Eruption

Volcanologist Einat Lev shares incredible footage of steam plumes, lava fountains, and more from the Kilauea eruption.

by |May 25, 2018
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What Happens to All The Carbon We Emit?

A new website provides an interesting and easy-to-understand primer on the carbon cycle.

by |May 24, 2018
Glenn Hubbard speaks about the benefits of a carbon tax

The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax

Economist Glenn Hubbard explains why carbon pricing can appeal to people on both sides of the political aisle.

by |May 16, 2018
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America’s Water Infrastructure is Failing—But Here’s How We Could Start to Fix It

A recent event hosted by the Columbia Water Center highlights the challenges and opportunities that nation’s beleaguered water system presents.

by |May 8, 2018
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Resilience vs. Retreat in the Face of Climate Change

Small island nations are on the frontlines of climate change—and for some, retreat is not an option.

by |April 25, 2018
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Sluggish Ocean Currents Caused European Heat Wave Some 12,000 Years Ago

New study suggests we may be underestimating the chances of extreme heat and droughts in Europe under climate change.

by |April 24, 2018