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Laura Kiesel


Laura Kiesel is a freelance writer, editor and consultant specializing in the fields of climate/environment, energy, health, education and wage/labor issues. In addition to writing for The Street and Main Street, Laura's articles have also recently appeared in Al-Jazeera America, BioScience, Salon, Earth Island Journal, and She holds a Master's degree in natural resources and environmental policy from the University of Vermont and a Bachelor's in English and journalism from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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'Dark Money' Provides the Fuel Behind Global Warming Denial

By Laura Kiesel

Large misinformation campaigns on climate change science are being funded by a handful of sources with an interest in maintaining the status quo.

09:30AM 06/28/14

We Can Cut Carbon Emissions With No Net Cost to Economy

By Laura Kiesel

Corporations push back against emissions standards, but there's a lot of good to be found in simple EPA energy efficiency policies.

07:15AM 05/27/14

U.S. Tops Charitable Giving Rankings Despite Rich-Poor Divide

By Laura Kiesel

It's not actual equality that dictates charity, but the perceptions of equality, and we want people to be equal.

07:15AM 05/15/14

That Study Saying America's an Oligarchy? It's Just the Start

By Laura Kiesel

U.S. government already favors big business and the rich, a study says, and there are plenty more examples to go around.

07:15AM 05/01/14

Why New Studies May Mean 'Game Over for the Climate Deniers'

By Laura Kiesel

Projections in new studies on climate change agree, even accounting for some skeptics' criticisms of their methods.

07:15AM 04/29/14

Legal Loophole Lets Fossil Fuel Emit Toxins in 6 States, Report Says

By Laura Kiesel

The EPA punted on adding oil and gas wells to its reporting rules, but the fracking boom has sparked new interest.

07:15AM 03/12/14

Why Young Adults Are Failing at Being Adults

By Laura Kiesel

Millennials are having a harder time becoming self-sufficient than any other generation in recent history, and college helps and hurts.

07:15AM 03/03/14

Sallie Mae Student Loan Horror Stories Bring a Slap on the Wrist

By Laura Kiesel

While many seem stuck in ever-increasing student loan debt, lender Sallie Mae has been making record profits.

07:15AM 02/27/14

Higher College Tuition? Look at Administrative Bloat

By Laura Kiesel

College president salaries and benefits are soaring, office staff is on the rise but professors are forced into part-time work.

07:15AM 02/25/14

Economy Takes $109B Hit Annually From Black, Latino Men Health Gap

By Laura Kiesel

Costs of lower worker productivity and premature death contribute to 'staggering' impact, a researcher says.

07:15AM 02/19/14

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