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

Medical Marijuana Saves Lives, Study Reports

Medical Marijuana Saves Lives, Study Reports

As it turns out, states where medical marijuana is legal are reaping one big benefit: lower death rates from opioid drugs.

Men in Pink-Collar Jobs Face a Tradeoff: Lower Pay, More Job Security

Men in Pink-Collar Jobs Face a Tradeoff: Lower Pay, More Job Security

Though the media spotlight lately has been on challenges face by women in the workplace, many men also face their own dilemmas, especially in a strained economy that has yet to fully recover from the Great Recession.

Women Under-Represented in Academic Medicine Highlights Workplace Gender Discrimination

Women Under-Represented in Academic Medicine Highlights Workplace Gender Discrimination

It's no secret that women often get the short end of the stick in the working world. Besides getting about 77 cents to the dollar as compared to their male counterparts, women also are vastly underrepresented in a number of professional fields.

The Meat You Eat Is Worsening Climate Change

The Meat You Eat Is Worsening Climate Change

There's a huge contributor to climate change that gets ignored when talking about our warming world--and it isn't coal or cars.

Has No Child Left Behind Worsened the Education System?

Has No Child Left Behind Worsened the Education System?

New research has revealed that NCLB's bad reputation may be undeserved, or at least exaggerated.

Why Americans Are So Stress Out

Why Americans Are So Stress Out

If you've encountered a lot of stress recently, you are far from alone—especially if much of your stress is caused by your health.

Obama's Travel Promotion Is Boosting Economy

Obama's Travel Promotion Is Boosting Economy

Despite the controversy surrounding it, the Obama administration's travel promotion program is yielding serious benefits to the U.S. economy.

Climate Change Is Driving More Mortgages Underwater

Climate Change Is Driving More Mortgages Underwater

Can you put a price take on the impact climate change will have on real estate?

Admirals Bank Partners with SunPower to Make Solar Energy Affordable

Admirals Bank Partners with SunPower to Make Solar Energy Affordable

Admirals agreed to provide a $200 million loan program for SunPower residential solar projects over the next two years.

White Bread May Be More Beneficial Than You Thought

White Bread May Be More Beneficial Than You Thought

We've all heard that from a health perspective whole wheat bread is superior to white bread. But your brunch plans may have just been changed.