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

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
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What the First Earth Day Achieved

And what we can learn from its success.

by |April 21, 2020
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Unusually Clear Skies Drove Record Loss of Greenland Ice in 2019

Study identifies unprecedented atmospheric conditions behind devastating summer; suggests climate models may greatly underestimate future melting.

by |April 15, 2020
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John Furlow: Helping Developing Countries Adapt to Climate Change

He and his team are deploying seasonal climate forecasts and index insurance to help Vietnamese farmers plan ahead for changing weather, and to enhance food security.

by |April 2, 2020

American Robins Now Migrate 12 Days Earlier Than in 1994

New GPS data show birds adjust to shifting snow conditions as climate warms

by |April 1, 2020
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How to Stay Sane While Social Distancing

The coronavirus pandemic is changing everything about how we live, work, and interact with each other. Here’s how to cope.

by |March 19, 2020
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How Have Careers in Sustainability Evolved Over the Past 10 Years?

The All Ivy Career Fair provides a glimpse into the diverse professional opportunities for sustainability students and graduates.

by |March 4, 2020
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How to Prepare for a Coronavirus Outbreak in the U.S.

Irwin Redlener, a medical doctor and director of Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, explains how you can protect yourself and the people around you.

by |February 27, 2020
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Wine Regions Could Shrink Dramatically With Climate Change Unless Growers Swap Varieties

Diversity is key to resilience, says new study.

by |January 27, 2020
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Evolving Landscape Added Fuel to Gobi Desert’s High-Speed Winds

A new study uncovers a previously undocumented relationship between erosion and wind speed.

by |January 8, 2020