In the Media

Climate Change and Sports is Topic of Ithaca College Talk

November 12th, 2019

by Dave Maley

“Steingraber’s presentation will examine how exposure to air pollution from fossil fuel combustion affects lung development and athletic performance in youth athletes; the rising incidence of heat stroke in outdoor sports, such as long-distance running; the leadership role that surfers, skiers and snowboarders are playing in the fight for a renewable energy future; and the ways in which sports psychology can serve as a useful tool in overcoming fear and anxiety about climate change.” IC News describes Dr. Steingraber’s 2019 all-campus lecture at Ithaca College. Read the article

Three Essays to Fear this Halloween

October 31st, 2019

by Orion staff

Dr. Steingraber’s Fall 2017 essay “The Rabies Principle” is one of Orion Magazine’s “Three Essays to Fear this Halloween.” Read the article

Blog: Exhales that Last a Century and Prehistoric Dead Things that Fuel Our Cars

October 29th, 2019

by Gwendolyn Craig

“[T]his entire natural system is disrupted when you add fossil fuels into the mix, Steingraber said Monday during a talk at SUNY Adirondack, sponsored by the college, Crandall Public Library and North Country Climate Reality…. Her vivid and relatable descriptions of earth’s natural systems are a way Steingraber hopes to educate the public about climate change.” Dr. Steingraber’s events in the Adirondack region were covered by a second piece in the Post Star. Read the article

State’s Cancer Study of Warren County Called ‘a Travesty’ at Climate Change Talk

October 28th, 2019

by Gwendolyn Craig

“Sandra Steingraber, an award-winning biologist, author and activist, spoke at SUNY Adirondack, urging local organizations to rise up and make change in their communities when government officials are not listening to the science.” Dr. Steingraber’s day of events in the region was covered in the Glens Falls Post Star. Read the article

Jane Fonda Arrested While Launching #FireDrillFriday Civil Disobedience Campaign to Demand Climate Action

October 11th, 2019

by Jessica Corbett

“Along with [Jane] Fonda, speakers at Friday’s launch event preceding the civil disobedience included Keya Chatterjee, executive director of U.S. Climate Action Network; high school senior and climate striker Jerome Foster; author and activist Naomi Klein; Annie Leonard, executive director of Greenpeace USA; biologist and author Sandra Steingraber…” CommonDreams covers the launch of “Fire Drill Fridays,” where Dr. Steingraber spoke and then was arrested for peaceful protest on the U.S. Capitol steps. Read the article

Discussing Bodily Changes with Young Women

October 10th, 2019

by Bronx Times Reporter

“Sandra Steingraber, a medical researcher who has done groundbreaking work on the links between environmental health contaminants and cancer, says puberty also may be tied to environmental changes, namely exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals.” The Bronx Times writes about early puberty. Read the article

Author on Cancer’s Link to Environment Speaks at SUNY Adirondack

October 8th, 2019

by Wendy Liberatore

The Albany Times Union‘s “Saratoga Blog’ outlines Dr. Steingraber’s upcoming appearance in the Adirondack region. Read the article

Letter: Spark a True ‘Energy Revolution’ in Renewables

October 6th, 2019

by Linda Maslanik Stanley

“As ecobiologist Sandra Steingraber has pointed out, the petrochemical industry’s plan to escape climate change in the cancer-alley Gulf by creating a bigger cancer sacrifice zone here is not about creating energy independence: It’s ‘about making junk that nobody needs.'” Read the Letter to the Editor

We’re Just Starting to Learn How Fracking Harms Wildlife

October 2nd, 2019

by Tara Lohan

“‘Studies show that there are multiple pathways to wildlife being harmed,’ says ecologist Sandra Steingraber, a distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College who has worked for a decade compiling research on the health effects of fracking. ‘Biodiversity is a determinant of public health — without these wild animals doing ecosystem services for us, we can’t survive.'” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in this thorough piece on fracking and wildlife in the Revelator. Read the article

Global Climate Strike and Summit, Celebrities, Advocates and Grassroots Groups Call on UN to Endorse Worldwide Fracking Ban

September 22nd, 2019

by Food & Water Europe

“Our planet is on fire, but fracking is not an evacuation bridge nor a fire extinguisher. Fracking is an arsonist that needs to be stopped everywhere and right now.” Dr. Steingraber is quoted in the Good Men Project’s publication of a press release on the newest call for a global fracking ban. Read the article