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

Increase in Income Inequality Related to Greater Disparities in Adolescent Health

Increase in Income Inequality Related to Greater Disparities in Adolescent Health

A new report finds that as income inequality grows in Europe and North America, so does the health gap between children from affluent and disadvantaged households

Can We Make New Maternity-Leave Policies That Are More Generous?

Can We Make New Maternity-Leave Policies That Are More Generous?

Vodafone will now offer new mothers 16 weeks paid maternity leave--as well reduced hours at full salary for the first six months after returning to work. Is that the future?

New England Winters Likely to Have Broad Economic Impacts

New England Winters Likely to Have Broad Economic Impacts

Studies show that major snowstorms and other extreme weather events not only lead to lost wages and revenue, but to disruptions in supply chains

How to Avoid Making a Bad Hire: Follow This One Easy Tip

How to Avoid Making a Bad Hire: Follow This One Easy Tip

A new study shows how inserting this feature to a job ad can increase the quality of applicants, resulting in a better hire.

Moissanite Is Gaining in Popularity as an Alternative to Diamond

Moissanite Is Gaining in Popularity as an Alternative to Diamond

Though diamonds still generally rule for engagement rings and romantic jewelry purchases, this lab-created alternative appeals to the environmentally-minded (and to those on a budget).

After-Hours Work Email Has Created a Stressful New Night Shift

After-Hours Work Email Has Created a Stressful New Night Shift

A slew of recent studies find that checking work email from home may be a health hazard, but in some cases more than others.

Horrible Bosses Are Disturbingly Common in the American Workplace

Horrible Bosses Are Disturbingly Common in the American Workplace

A new study finds that upwards of 36% of employees suffer from supervisors who range from the inept to the manipulative and malicious.

Americans Have a 1 in 9 Chance of Making It into the 1% -- Staying There Is the Problem

Americans Have a 1 in 9 Chance of Making It into the 1% -- Staying There Is the Problem

A new study reveals social mobility into the wealthier class is easier than commonly believed, but is still much harder if you’re not white.

The Price of Bread Will Keep Rising With Increased Climate Change

The Price of Bread Will Keep Rising With Increased Climate Change

A new study finds that global wheat crops to decline 6% for every degree of warming.

Paternity Leave Extension Gives Some Fathers Same Rights as Mothers

Paternity Leave Extension Gives Some Fathers Same Rights as Mothers

Massachusetts extends unpaid leave to new fathers who work for companies with more than six employees.They finally have their professional leeway.