The Latest by Cate Johnson

Press Intern

Cate is a junior at Wellesley College and press team intern in San Francisco. She enjoys exploring in the National Parks and is an avid San Francisco Giants fan.

Fracking protest Ohio
November 10, 2015

The Fracking Trade-Off: Dirty Energy for Explosive Accidents

In the middle of a beautiful Ohio summer, explosions, fires and a massive fish die-off at a fracking well emphasized the dangers inherent in working in the fracking industry.

Fracking southern Wyoming
November 3, 2015

Fracking by the Numbers

Fracking just doesn’t add up; it causes more social, economic and environmental problems than it solves. Renewable energy sources provide a welcome alternative.

The Chiwaukum Fire in Washington, started by lightning, that burned more than 14,000 acres in July 2014.
September 15, 2015

Firefighters Feel the Burn of Climate Change

California is experiencing a lengthier fire season, part of a global trend that puts firefighters on the front lines of a changing climate.

Maryland is now in the nation's top five states for energy efficiency.
August 19, 2015

Maryland Takes the Lead on Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings

In July, thanks to Earthjustice advocacy and a groundbreaking decision from its Public Service Commission, Maryland became one of the nation’s leaders in energy efficiency.

A member of the Golden pack in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.
July 15, 2015

Battle for the Wild: Confronting Idaho’s Controversial Wolf Management Practices

Isaac and Bjornen Babcock spent their year-long honeymoon in the central Idaho wilderness, documenting what it takes for wolf packs to survive and thrive. However, the greatest threat to wolves is not the natural challenges posed by long winters or food scarcity, but rather a controversial and secretive state-sponsored killing program.

Dry conditions in Athens, Greece, and a rapidly growing population have strained water resources.
July 13, 2015

Water Shortages in Greece Echo Concerns in the American West

A vicious cycle of population growth, dwindling water supplies and ever larger infrastructure projects has taken hold in Athens and in California.

Margo Pellegrino comes ashore in Wilderness State Park in Michigan to take a day off from her journey where she is greeted by family.
July 10, 2015

Paddling the Waterways of America: An Interview with Margo Pellegrino

Margo Pellegrino has paddled from Newark, New Jersey to Lake Michigan in her outrigger canoe to raise awareness about the sorry state of America’s rivers and the urgent need for the Clean Water Rule.