Author Archives: Sara Peach

About Sara Peach

Sara Peach, an environmental journalist, teaches environmental journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a regular contributor to Yale Climate Connections. (E-mail:, Twitter: @sarapeach)

Protecting North Carolina Wetlands as Seas Rise

In eastern North Carolina, refuge managers, conservationists, and volunteers are working to protect critical ecosystems by slowing the effects of rising waters.


Neighbors Helping Neighbors to Pay Costs for Solar

A North Carolina solar initiative illustrates one way neighbors are involved in helping reduce solar energy installation expenses. 


Biomass Plant Seen as Culprit In Suspension of Gainesville Solar Program

Five years ago, Gainesville, Fla., launched a solar energy program that became a model for other cities looking to reduce their contributions to climate change. Now it’s been suspended amid a torrent of criticism. What happened to the so-called ‘golden [...]


Climate in 2013 in the U.S. … and in Context

A closer look at new data on the weather across the U.S. in 2013 — and how that fits in with long-term global climate trends.


Media Observers Applaud L.A. Times Policy on Climate Letters to Editor

Calling it ‘healthy,’ ‘a no-brainer,’ and ‘ethical,’ media watchers generally praise the Los Angeles Times decision to no longer publish letters to the editor that outright deny a human role in global warming.


Fifth in a series of on-site reports

European Cities Look to Local Sources in Quest for Renewables

Northern European energy and climate initiatives barely known throughout much of the U.S. offer promising insights for a new energy future for American cities and towns.


How Sweden Decarbonized Its Buildings (Almost)

The fourth in a series* of on-site reports on little-known energy and climate initiatives in northern Europe.


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