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

Jacqueline Klopp in Nairobi

Jacqueline Klopp Helps Public Transit to Grow Sustainably

She’s finding new ways collect and share data in rapidly growing cities — and the results will help to build a healthier future for the entire planet.

by |May 16, 2019

Study Identifies Better, Cheaper Ways to Stem Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh

Some solutions are over 100 times cheaper than others, costing as little as $1 per person.

by |May 5, 2019
graph of carbon emissions projections

Zero-Carbon Economy is Within Reach, Says Climate Economist

Nicholas Stern is optimistic that we can create a zero-carbon world economy in the coming decades. What he’s worried about is whether we will, he said in a recent talk.

by |April 19, 2019
archaeologists taking samples

Switch From Hunting to Herding Recorded in Ancient Pee

In a new study, scientists use urine salts to reconstruct the timing and scale of the Neolithic revolution at a Turkish archaeological site.

by |April 17, 2019
planting cordgrass in jamaica bay

Climate Panel Disbanded by Trump, Now Regrouped, Releases Report

The report details how to translate climate science into local action.

by |April 4, 2019
niche in front of graffiti mural

Youth Are Crucial to Building a Safer, Brighter Future for Colombia

The Youth, Peace and Security project is studying the important role that young people play in constructing peace in Medellín.

by |April 3, 2019
map of lead samples in cerro de pasco peru

High School Students in Peru Discover Lead Contamination Hotspots

Equipped with a field testing kit originally developed within Columbia’s Earth Institute, the “Lead-Free Kids Peru” project has tested hundreds of soil samples for the toxic metal — and dug up some startling results in the process.

by |March 29, 2019
false color view of Mercury

Exploring Mercury in a New Book

Scientists from NASA’s MESSENGER mission share some of its top discoveries — and lingering mysteries — in a new compendium.

by |March 22, 2019
map of AMOC circulation pattern

Changes in Ocean ‘Conveyor Belt’ Foretold Abrupt Climate Changes by Four Centuries

Led by Lamont-Doherty researchers, a new study is the first to measure the time lags between changing ocean currents and major climate shifts.

by |March 20, 2019

Climate Change Getting You Down? Here Are Some Coping Strategies

Psychologist Wendy Greenspun shares techniques for dealing with climate burnout and staying resilient in the face of humanity’s greatest challenge.

by |March 14, 2019