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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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
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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
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How Will Climate Change Impact the Gulf Stream?

Evidence suggests that this major ocean current, which influences the weather in parts of Europe and the U.S., is already changing.

by |January 2, 2020
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Undersea Volcanism May Help Explain Medieval Year of Darkness

Tropical fossils found in a Greenland ice core hint at volcanic eruptions that threw the world into darkness from 536 to 537 A.D.

by |December 17, 2019
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Data Visualization Translates Geyser Eruption Data Into Eerie Music

The project earned grad student Anna Barth a grand prize in the American Geophysical Union’s competition on Data Visualization and Storytelling.

by |December 11, 2019