Erica Gies covers energy, water, climate policy, green business, green building and urban planning, waste of many kinds, ecosystem biology, and more. She’s been on the science and environment beat for more than 14 years, following a master’s degree in literature, with a focus in eco-critcism.


The New York Times

Founded in 1851, The New York Times is the largest newspaper in the United States and is regarded as the national paper of record.

The Guardian

The Guardian is based in Britain and was founded in 1821. Its online version is one of the most widely read newspapers in the world, reaching about 9 million readers.
  • Mom and Pop Forests Struggle to Make Responsible Harvesting Pay
  • 12 Ways Communities Will Have to Adapt to Handle Climate Change
  • Greenpeace and Tissue Giant Kimberly-Clark: From Enemies to Allies
  • The Business Cost of Climate Change: What the Science Says
  • Government Spending Could Save the World — So What’s Holding It Back?
  • Greenpeace Report on P&G’s Palm Oil Sources Could Spur Industry Change
  • Value from Sewage? A New Technology Cleans Up Waste Water
  • Startup Makes Green Fertilizer from Grocers’ Garbage
  • Water Tech Startup Aims to Green Manure at Factory Farms
  • Procter & Gamble Touts ‘Win-Win’ of Cutting Phosphates in All Laundry Soaps


Ensia is an award-winning magazine that covers a broad spectrum of environment and sustainability issues from its base in Minnesota.

The Economist

Based in London, The Economist has covered international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology since 1843.

Scientific American

Scientific American was founded in 1845. Based in New York City, it covers science, technology, and policy and has a worldwide audience of more than 5 million people.

91.7 KALW

A public radio station in San Francisco, KALW airs original programming and news broadcasts from NPR and BBC. KALW was the first FM station in San Francisco and the second noncommercial FM station in the United States.