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

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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
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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
PhD student Lauren Moseley is a board member of Women in Science at Columbia, where she helps to raise the profile of women in STEM fields

How to Support Women in STEM

A discussion on the challenges women scientists often face, and what we can all do to help.

by |March 8, 2019
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Is Climate Change Already Making Hurricanes Stronger?

A new project is looking for the fingerprints of climate change in the hurricanes of today, so we’ll know what to expect in the near future.

by |March 5, 2019
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How to Talk to Anti-Vaxxers

Research assistant Rachel Alter became a “pro-vaccine troll” so you don’t have to.

by |February 8, 2019
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‘Silencing Science Tracker’ Tallies 287 Government Attacks on Science in Past Two Years

As Trump enters his third year as president, the “war on science” isn’t slowing.

by |January 21, 2019
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How Can We Use the National Climate Assessment to Prepare for Climate Change?

While the Trump administration is doing its best to ignore recent findings, an upcoming report will focus on helping cities, states, and businesses develop mitigation and adaptation strategies.

by |December 14, 2018
megadrought is causing lake mead's water levels to fall

Current Megadrought in the West Could Be One of the Worst in History

A 19-year drought in the American West is one of the most severe in the past 1200 years—and climate change is partially to blame, according to new research.

by |December 13, 2018
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How Climate Impacts Solar and Wind Power Supply

New research shows that long-term weather patterns could have a huge effect on the success of renewable energy

by |December 11, 2018