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

Student Loan Debt Forgiven: Occupy Acts As Robin Hood for Borrowers

Student Loan Debt Forgiven: Occupy Acts As Robin Hood for Borrowers

In commemoration of the third anniversary of its establishment, Occupy has now announced that Rolling Jubilee has recently bought and abolished $3.8 million 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.

Why Women Need to "Man-Up" Professionally in Order to Secure Promotions

Why Women Need to "Man-Up" Professionally in Order to Secure Promotions

There's a way for women to maximize their chances of success in pursuing male-dominated career track.

Climate Change Is Hurting Food Security: Why Our Crops Are Threatened

Climate Change Is Hurting Food Security: Why Our Crops Are Threatened

Now two alarming new studies have been released that predict that the long-term security of our food crops be further compromised by climate change and other environmental factors.

Hospital Bureaucracy Costs Billions in Unhealthy Spending

Hospital Bureaucracy Costs Billions in Unhealthy Spending

Hospitals in the U.S. spend exorbitant amounts on overhead compared to those in other countries.

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.

Carbon Emissions Cuts Have Huge Health Payoffs for the Consumer

Carbon Emissions Cuts Have Huge Health Payoffs for the Consumer

In the debate about whether the U.S. should pass a comprehensive climate law, a cap-and-trade policy seems to have big benefits for the average American.

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.

People Are Happier in Nations With Bigger Governments: Social Programs FTW

People Are Happier in Nations With Bigger Governments: Social Programs FTW

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

Students from Low-Income Families Face Particular Challenges At School

Students from Low-Income Families Face Particular Challenges At School

A new study has found that No Child Left Behind might be adversely affecting how and what students learn according to class size and racial demographics.