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

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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
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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
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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
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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