In the Media

High-school Students Find New Meaning in 1962 Science-Literature Classic at UW program

April 11th, 2018

by David Tenenbaum

“‘It’s easy to see environment as a lifestyle issue,’ Steingraber responded, ‘with a daily reminder to bike or take public transport. But we are at a point where these are not sufficient to bring about the change we need.’ Rather than individual action, ‘what is needed is systemic change.'” University of Wisconsin-Madison’s News covers Dr. Steingraber’s recent visit to the campus. Read the article

It’s Getting Worse: Author, Biologist Says Ecological Conditions Fared Better in 1960s

April 10th, 2018

by Parker Schorr

“To change the tide before climate catastrophe and to resist ‘well-informed futility syndrome’ — the feeling of guilt and sadness that comes from feeling hapless in the face of an imposing threat — Steingraber encouraged people to live ‘heroic lives’ and magnify their actions to match the problem.” University of Wisconsin-Madison’s independent student newspaper, the Badger Herald, covers Dr. Steingraber’s visit to the campus. Read the article

Film Festival Focuses on Geography for its 20th Anniversary

April 10th, 2018

by Danielle Schear

“‘What’s unusual about this film is that most environmental films about disasters are terribly sad,’ Steingraber said. ‘In this case, there were three groups who fought incredibly hard against this industry … and we won.'” Dr. Steingraber discusses the upcoming Ithaca, NY screening of the film Unfractured with the Ithacan. Read the article

The Legacy of Rachel Carson, with Sandra Steingraber

April 9th, 2018

Madison, Wisconsin’s WORT FM’s “Patty Peltekos speaks with biologist, author, and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, who will be giving a talk on the legacy of Rachel Carson in Madison on Monday, April 9th.” Listen here

Silent Spring & Other Writings on the Environment by Rachel Carson

April 3rd, 2018

by Daegan Miller

“As Sandra Steingraber—biologist, accomplished environmental writer, and the Carson edition’s editor—puts it in her introduction, ‘the veracity of its science is the central genius of Silent Spring.'” Bookforum reviews the new Library of America Rachel Carson collection. Read the article

New Report Details Harms of Fracking including Asthma, Birth Defects, Cancer

April 2nd, 2018

by Michael Edwards

“Those of us in the public health sector started to realize years ago that there were potential risks, then the industry rolled out faster than we could do our science. Now we see those risks have turned into human harms and people are getting sick. And we in this field have a moral imperative to raise the alarm.” Organic Lifestyle Magazine covers the new fracking science Compendium, quoting Steingraber from Rolling Stone’s piece. Read the article

EEB Alum Steingraber Screens Documentary, “UNFRACTURED”

March 30th, 2018

by Gail Kuhnlein

“Billed as ‘a hopeful documentary about fighting with your whole heart,’ ‘UNFRACTURED’ follows introspective biologist and mother Sandra Steingraber (U-M Ph.D. Biology 1989) as she reinvents herself as an outspoken activist and throws herself into an environmental war that many believe is unwinnable.” University of Michigan’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology’s Alumni News covers Steingraber’s upcoming visit and screening of the new film that features her. Read the article

Cornell Touts Sustainability Month with Over 80 Events

March 29th, 2018

by Blaine Friedlander

“On April 15, the festival will show ‘Unfractured,’ a 2017 film featuring local environmentalist Sandra Steingraber and her quest to defeat oil and gas fracking in New York state.” The Cornell Chronicle highlights the new film featuring Steingraber. Read the article

Josh Fox and Sandra Steingraber

March 18th, 2018

by Jon Bowermaster

“Sandra Steingraber Ph.D. is a biologist, author, and cancer survivor who writes about climate change, ecology, and the links between human health and the environment and is the subject of a new documentary called Unfractured.” Sandra is a guest on Radio Kingston’s Green Radio Hour. Listen here

Fracking Causes Extensive Environmental, Health, Safety Harms, New Study Warns

March 16th, 2018

by Dana Drugmand

“‘What impressed us, as we reviewed and compiled the data, is just how extensive the impacts from drilling and fracking processes are,’ said Steingraber, co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York.” The Berkshire Edge reports on the release of the new fracking science Compendium. Read the article