Laura Kiesel

Laura Kiesel is a Boston-based 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 The Guardian, Al-Jazeera America, BioScience, the New York Daily News, Salon, Earth Island Journal, and InsideClimateNews.com. 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.

 

Recent Articles By The Author

Your Annual Income and What It Means to Be Wealthy in the US

Your Annual Income and What It Means to Be Wealthy in the US

A recent study finds that being part of the 1% can vary widely from state-to-state--ranging from $228,000 for Arkansas to $678,000 for Connecticut.

Even Senior Citizens Have Billions in Student Loan Debt

Even Senior Citizens Have Billions in Student Loan Debt

A new report released for the Government Accountability Office finds the elderly now account for $18.2 billion in student loan debt.

How Climate Change Is Threatening Crops and Our Food Supply

How Climate Change Is Threatening Crops and Our Food Supply

Two alarming new studies predict that the long-term security of our food crops will be compromised by climate change and other environmental factors. Here's what you need to know.

CO2 Policies Could Pay Off in Consumer Health Cost Savings

CO2 Policies Could Pay Off in Consumer Health Cost Savings

Many who oppose new climate policies argue it could do damage to the American economy. But a recent study finds health cost savings might actually outweigh the costs.

People Are Happier in Nations That Spend More on Social Services

People Are Happier in Nations That Spend More on Social Services

A study finds that people who live in nations where the national governments spend more on social services are much happier than people with more laissez-faire governments.