Sarah Fecht, Author at State of the Planet

Sarah Fecht

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

Take Our 2020 Climate Week Quiz

Test your knowledge of the latest climate news.

by |September 21, 2020
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Seismic Monitoring May Improve Early Warnings for Glacial Lake Outburst Floods

A new study finds that real-time monitoring of ground motion could have detected a sudden and catastrophic flood in Bhutan five hours before it destroyed a village.

by Sarah Fecht and Ben Orlove |September 16, 2020
cumulous cloud over mountains

New Project Will Analyze Clouds to Make Future Climate Less Nebulous

Understanding how clouds respond to climate change will be essential for predicting how much hotter the planet could get.

by |September 1, 2020
wind turbines on a farm

New Tools Track Action on Climate Laws in New York State and NYC

The trackers will help to hold officials accountable for meeting important climate deadlines.

by |August 24, 2020
child taking online classes

When and How Should Schools Reopen?

It’s one of the most complicated, difficult questions of the pandemic, and there are many ways to answer it, according to Earth Institute experts.

by |July 30, 2020
marie tharp sits in front of a globe and map

8 Surprising Facts About Marie Tharp, Mapmaker Extraordinaire

Maybe you already know that she created some of the first maps of the ocean floor and helped discover plate tectonics. Here are some lesser-known facts about this history-making cartographer.

by |July 29, 2020
Clean-up crews burning oil to clear it from the water.

Children Exposed to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Suffered Physical and Mental Health Effects

Three out of five parents reported that their child had experienced physical health symptoms, and nearly one third reported that their child had mental health issues.

by |July 15, 2020
notre dame across a river

Lead Fallout From Notre Dame Fire Was Likely Overlooked

New study estimates that a ton of lead dust may have been deposited in parks, homes, and schools near the cathedral.

by |July 9, 2020
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How to Disinfect Your Mask: A Step-by-Step Guide

Social distancing and mask-wearing are here to stay for the foreseeable future. This guide will help you safely disinfect and reuse some types of disposable masks.

by |June 15, 2020

Welcome, GlacierHub!

The website dedicated to glaciers, climate change, and indigenous cultures is moving to its own blog on State of the Planet.

by |May 21, 2020