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Ben Goldfarb
Ben Goldfarb is a freelance environmental writer whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Earth Island Journal, Green Futures Magazine, and elsewhere. He is a former editorial intern at OnEarth and former editor of Sage Magazine.
Stories by Ben Goldfarb
March 17, 2014
Let me get this straight: you want to flood a pristine valley in Canada to generate power so you can ship natural gas overseas to keep Asia’s lights on?
December 6, 2013
A Canadian pipeline company asks the EPA for more time to dredge a Michigan river where it spilled tar sands oil more than three years ago. Request: denied.
November 22, 2013
The last thing the Everglades needs is another huge snake squeezing out native wildlife—but are green anacondas really breeding in the swamp?
November 21, 2012
In the Rockaways, houses have become sand castles. Should the government help build them back up, or leave them to the waves?
September 27, 2012
Asthma and allergies aren't the first problems that people associate with climate change, but they may be among the most potent.
August 22, 2012
Canadian tar sands oil isn't just bad for forests, wildlife, and global warming -- it's bad for your health, too.
August 22, 2012
At Los Angeles' famous beaches, polluted stormwater is making people very sick.
July 3, 2012
In July 2010, an underground oil pipeline ruptured in southwestern Michigan. By the time workers were able to stanch the flow, over a million gallons of tar sands crude had flowed from the pipeline and into the Kalamazoo... read more >
June 21, 2012
The Sea of Cortez is one of the most biologically rich bodies of water on Earth. Now, thanks to a group of activists and the President of Mexico, it'll stay that way.