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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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
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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

Fall Events Provide Hope for Solving Climate Change

In a variety of talks and panels, experts gathered on campus to discuss ideas and technologies that can help us overcome the planet’s biggest environmental challenge.

by |December 7, 2018
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What it Will Take to Create a Circular Economy

Building an economy based on reusing and repurposing products will require big transformations. Participants at a recent event outlined concrete steps on how we can move forward.

by |December 4, 2018
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This Unique Andean Ecosystem is Warming Almost as Fast as the Arctic

One science team is finding out why—and investigating what a warmer, drier future will mean for biodiversity and water supply in Latin America.

by |November 15, 2018
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It’s Totally Possible to Limit Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees

We have nearly all the tools we need to avoid a climate catastrophe—we just need to start using them, and fast.

by |October 10, 2018
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Bring Your Soil For Lead Testing at Open House

To find out if this harmful metal is lingering in your backyard or local park, and to learn how to protect your family, bring a few scoops of soil to the Lamont-Doherty Open House on October 13.

by |September 28, 2018
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6 Ways Our Team Is Taking Action on Climate Change—And How You Can, Too

Scientists and staff within the Earth Institute share some of the ways they’re shrinking their carbon footprints.

by |September 25, 2018
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Why Hurricane Florence is Unusual and Dangerous

Experts from around the Earth Institute weigh in on some of the biggest questions about Hurricane Florence.

by |September 12, 2018