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Award-winning investigative reporter, Rebecca Clarren writes about energy, the environment and public health.
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The Dark Side of Dairies, High Country News A broken system leaves immigrant workers invisible - and in danger. Winner of the 2010 Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism. http://www.hcn.org/issues/41.15/the-dark-side-of-dairies
the Dark Sides of Dairies


Unwell, MotherJones
A natural gas boom explodes in the front yard
www.motherjones.com/photoessays/2008/11/unwell


Seed Saviors, Portland Monthly
When civilization coughs up its final death rattle, one of the last bastions of mankind’s survival will lie behind a modest sign: “Preserving plant genetic resources for all time.”
http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/issues/archives/articles/seed-saviors-0609/3/


EPAs Stalin Era, Salon.com
How the Bush administration has stymied science and hurt public health
www.salon.com/env/feature/2008/11/11/epa


Wyoming's Natural Gas Boom Sees Growing Pains, Fortune
Natural gas transforms rural Wyoming in unexpected ways
money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2007/06/11/100082885/index.htm


The Invisible Ones, Ms Magazine

How modern day slavery thrives beneath the radar
www.msmagazine.com/summer2007/invisibleones.asp

Investigative journalist Rebecca Clarren writes often about both immigrant labor and the intersection of the environment and public health. A contributing writer to High Country News, she freelances for other national magazines such as Mother Jones, The Nation, Salon.com and Fortune. Her work is frequently supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism. A recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, she has most recently won the 2009 Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship and the 2010 Sidney Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism. She is working on a book about a natural gas blow out in rural Colorado.

Selected Featured Stories From the Archives


Paradise Lost, Ms Magazine
Guest Workers from Asian countires work for the low wage amind often grim conditions in a US territory in the Pacific, making clothes that say Made in the USA
www.msmagazine.com/spring2006/paradise_full.asp
Fresh Air with Terry Gross MP3
Air America with Al Franken MP3


Inside the Secretive plan to gut the Endagered Species Act, Salon.com
A whistleblower leaked Clarren a federal document outlining some troubling news for the environment
www.salon.com/news/feature/2007/03/27/endangered_species/
Living on Earth MP3


Shuck and Jive, Utne Reader
The politics behind the ethanol boom
www.hcn.org/issues/208/10647
Utne Reader Podcast


Pesticide Drift, Orion
Immigrants in California's Central Valley are sick of breathing poisoned air
www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/3045
Pesticide Drift


Behind the Pillow Angel, Salon.com
The story behind this year's biggest bio-ethics case
www.salon.com/news/feature/2007/02/09/pillow_angel


Fields of Poison, The Nation
How farmworkers say pesticides poison them at work
www.thenation.com/doc/20031229/clarren


Land of Milk and Money, Salon.com
The real story behind the Horizon Milk happy cow
dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2005/04/13/milk/
Good Food KCRW MP3


No Refuge in the Klamath Basin, High Country News
The winner of an honorable mention for the 2001 John B. Oakes award for excellence in environment journalism.
www.hcn.org/issues/208/10647


Save the Holes, Los Angeles Times Magazine
Three tough Alaskan cavers dig deep to protect ancient caves
articles.latimes.com/2004/aug/08/magazine/tm-caves32


Selected Columns and Essays


Who Needs a Prius Anyways?, Salon.com
Clarren revs up controversy with her attack on hybrids
www.salon.com/mwt/good_life/2007/10/29/prius


Put a stake in it, Salon.com
Cut up to 10 percent of your electric bill simply by turning off "vampire" appliances that run all night
www.salon.com/mwt/good_life/2008/01/24/vampire_energy


Click here to read more Salon.com "The Good Life" columns by Clarren that aim to take a skeptical look at sustainable products and trends


Peace of the Rock, Portland Monthly
Clarren goes to a rock camp for women
[Link coming soon]


Dirty Politics, Foul Air, The Nation
The Bush adminstration tries to weaken the Clean Air Act
www.thenation.com/doc/20050314/clarren


Season's End, Whole Life Times
An essay about what's possible to preserve
www.wholelifetimes.com/2006/09/journeys0609.html


A Mountain Lifts A heavy Heart, High Country News
Clarren visits Mt St Helen's Amid Tumultuous Times
www.hcn.org/issues/287/15145

 
 



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