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

The Best and Worst Cities for People Workers With Disabilities

The Best and Worst Cities for People Workers With Disabilities

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and honors American workers with disabilities. The results may surprise you.

Fracking Growth Moves Too Rapidly for Environmental Caution

Fracking Growth Moves Too Rapidly for Environmental Caution

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a popular method for extracting natural gas, has been increasingly controversial. And moving at an unsustainable clip.

Wealth Divide in the United States Is Becoming Unsustainable

Wealth Divide in the United States Is Becoming Unsustainable

Though many may claim that improvement in United States economy would be a boon to citizens from all socio-economic echelons, new research suggests otherwise.

Women Face Harsh Double Standard on Performance Reviews

Women Face Harsh Double Standard on Performance Reviews

Why are women described as "abrasive"?

Variation in Hospitalization from ER Visits Costs Us Billions

Variation in Hospitalization from ER Visits Costs Us Billions

To admit or not to admit patients for overnight stays can be a costly decision, especially with variation in pricing.

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.

Senior Citizens Now Have $18.2 Billion in Student Loan Debt -- And Growing

Senior Citizens Now Have $18.2 Billion in Student Loan Debt -- And Growing

When the topic of student loan debt is brought up, most people think of stressed out Millennials or Generation X-ers. However, the problem is also increasingly impacting older Americans.

Why Emphasis on Math And Science In Schools Is Hurting Our Economy

Why Emphasis on Math And Science In Schools Is Hurting Our Economy

The stress on STEM curricula in schools is heightening high school drop-out rates -- a trend that could actually have adverse effects on the economy.

Parental Incarceration Can Be Worse For a Child Than Divorce or Death

Parental Incarceration Can Be Worse For a Child Than Divorce or Death

The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with over 2 million people behind bars. There have been many studies on how this adversely impacts the economy.

Why Full-Time Working Women Earn $320,000 Less Than Men Over a Lifetime

Why Full-Time Working Women Earn $320,000 Less Than Men Over a Lifetime

On September 15, the Paycheck Fairness Act was again voted down for the fourth time since 2011, including just this past April. Female workers just can't catch a break.