Jessica A. Knoblauch


I am currently the senior staff writer at Earthjustice, an environmental nonprofit that sues polluters who threaten our environment and our health. Previously, I worked as an editorial assistant at Plenty magazine and as a freelance journalist. My writing has appeared in several publications including Grist, Scientific American, Environmental Health News and Earth Island Journal. I'm a big believer in the power of storytelling to make a positive difference in this world.

United States of America



The Scoop on Ice

The Obama administration just delivered another blow to Arctic drilling. What’s next in the fight to protect one of our nation’s most pristine ecosystems?

MNN - Mother Nature Network

Sky sprockets in flight

Every greenie loves wind turbines for their clean, renewable power, but some folks think the massive metal poles muddy pristine landscapes. Enter the latest tech being tested:...

Plenty Magazine

Stealing Gas

After her tank was mysteriously depleted, the author arrived at the only solution: ditching her car. (Sort of.)

Plenty Magazine

A dozen (plus) of the most outlandish energy sources spawned by the green movement

It's clear that the energy crisis is real when Paris Hilton has an energy plan and Republicans are yelling " Drill, baby, drill." The good news is that this challenge has...


Climate Change Sparks Fire, Melts Ice in Glacier National Park

Hotter temperatures caused by climate change are melting Glacier National Park’s namesake glaciers and starting fires within the park’s boundaries.


It's Time to Be Drought Intolerant

Want to help the drought? Draw a bath, call your senator, and let your worries soak away.


Top Six Reasons to Keep the Grand Canyon Grand

There are plenty of reasons why major developments shouldn’t be allowed on the doorstep of Grand Canyon National Park. Here are just six.


Navy Sonar Settlement Brings Historic Win for Whales

For the first time ever, the Navy has agreed to put vast swaths of important habitat for numerous marine mammals off limits to dangerous sonar training and testing.


Girly-Named Hurricanes Less Feared

People don't take female-named hurricanes as seriously and suffer the consequences.


Lady Liberty Takes a Dive

The Statue of Liberty’s torch-bearing arm may become a distress signal as sea levels rise.



The Smell of Money