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Laura Wright Treadway
Brooklyn-based journalist Laura Wright Treadway is a contributing editor to OnEarth and a former senior editor at the magazine. With degrees in environmental science and geology, as well as stints at Scientific American and Discover, she's also our favorite science geek.
Stories by Laura Wright Treadway
December 27, 2013
Nature schools are helping make outdoor play a priority for a generation of kids suffering from nature-deficit disorder.
November 26, 2013
Are you raising 'Generation Toxic?' Here’s how to keep your kids safe from some of the worst chemicals that could damage their development.
August 29, 2013
How to find green and healthy classroom supplies—markers, lunch boxes, and even furniture—for back to school.
July 10, 2013
In Oregon, they voted to ban it from the water supply. In Florida, they put it back in. What does the renewed national debate over fluoride mean for moms at brushing time?
December 6, 2011
The story behind the decades-long effort to create a public park perched atop an abandoned elevated rail line.
September 27, 2011
The world’s 7 billionth person is due to be born next month, into a world ill-equipped to support another consumer. It could be our columnist’s child. Here’s why she’s not feeling guilty about it.
September 6, 2011
Undescended testicles are among the most common birth defects in the United States. Chemicals that we use in plastics and personal care products appear to be the culprit.
July 18, 2011
She asked for the safe stuff. The painters used the wrong brand. So our pregnant columnist takes a deep breath, straps on a respirator, and plunges into child rearing in a toxic world.
June 28, 2011
In May of 1999, a 52-year-old cardiologist and his 22-year-old daughter sat down for lunch in upstate New York. The man ordered his favorite sandwich, a BLT. They talked about her upcoming college graduation. The man stopped... read more >
May 26, 2011
Toxic chemicals plague our lives. Now the nation’s leading school of chemistry is teaching a new generation of students the mantra of the future: "benign by design."
May 14, 2011
One-third of all food produced globally -- 1.3 billion tons -- is lost or wasted every year, a new study says. In 2010, OnEarth contributing editor Laura Wright examined her own trash bin and asked how we can all cut back on what we throw out.
February 23, 2011
Even trailer homes and power lines cannot interfere with the profound solace of birding.
August 26, 2010
A former documentary filmmaker attempts nothing less than a natural history of the entire ocean. Senior editor Laura Wright reviews Julia Whitty's Deep Blue Home.
February 28, 2010
Add up the losses throughout the food chain, and Americans, on average, waste 1,400 calories a day per person, or about two full meals.