Tara Lohan

Tara Lohan

Tara Lohan is deputy editor of The Revelator and has worked for more than a decade as a digital editor and environmental journalist focused on the intersections of energy, water and climate. Her work has been published by The Nation, American Prospect, High Country News, Grist, Pacific Standard and others. She is the editor of two books on the global water crisis.

Articles by this author

The U.S. Coast Guard conducts a controlled burn of oil spilled from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, which exploded on April 20, 2010 and spilled 168 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast.  (Photo: Justin E. Stumberg / U.S. Navy via Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 24, 2020
Ten Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, We’re on Course to Repeat One of Our Worst Mistakes
It’s been 10 years since flames engulfed the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and triggering the largest accidental oil spill in U.S. history. The resulting 168 million gallons of oil that spewed into the water for 87 days killed thousands of birds, turtles,...
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The icebreaker Polar Star in Antarctica. (Photo: Ville Miettinen, CC BY-NC 2.0) Views
Friday, January 31, 2020
5 Things You Should Know About the Earth’s Warming Ocean
Part of Joellen Russell’s job is to help illuminate the deep darkness — to shine a light on what’s happening beneath the surface of the ocean. And it’s one of the most important jobs in the world right now. Russell is a professor of biogeochemical dynamics at the University of Arizona. From that...
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Frac sand in Wisconsin. (Photo by Tara Lohan) Views
Friday, January 17, 2020
How One Utah Community Fought the Fracking Industry—and Won
A sign at the north end of Kanab, Utah, proclaims the town of 4,300 to be “The Greatest Earth on Show.” It’s a rare case of truth in advertising. Kanab sits just seven miles north of the Arizona state line, at the crossroads of some of the Southwest’s most beautiful places. In every direction a...
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Construction at the North Hollywood West Treatment facility, which will be the first of four new LADWP plants to treat contaminated groundwater in the San Fernando Valley. (Photo: Tara Lohan) Views
Thursday, July 25, 2019
A Climate-resilient Los Angeles Must First Address Its Polluted Past
Can a big city be truly sustainable in the age of climate change? Los Angeles is trying to find out. The United States’ second-largest city has big green plans. In April Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a goal to get 80 percent of the city’s electricity from renewable sources by 2036 and make sure 80...
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A mural from the “Ecopolis” project in Gary, Indiana. Views
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Why Every City Needs a Climate Storyteller
We have a big job ahead of us. The perils of climate change will require that we craft new policies, fund robust scientific research and dramatically rethink most of the infrastructure we rely on — everything from energy to food to transportation. Supporters of a Green New Deal have insisted that...
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