Jessica A. Knoblauch

Writer/Editor/Storyteller

I am a senior staff writer at Earthjustice, an environmental nonprofit that sues polluters who threaten our health and environment. 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 believe in the power of storytelling to advance positive change in this world.

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Earthjustice

New Tests Reveal 15 out of 15 of Indiana's Coal Ash Sites Are Leaking

As a writer for Earthjustice, I often tell stories about people from across the country who inspire me with their tales of going up against all odds and billion-dollar...

Earthjustice

Earthjustice wins 16-year-long battle to protect 50 million acres of forests

A decades-long fight over a landmark rule protecting wild forests nationwide took another successful-and possibly final-turn last week after a U.S. district court threw out a...

Earthjustice

Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Halts Commercial Aquarium Fishing, Protecting Reefs and Native Hawaiians

Scuba diver Rene Umberger knows that the aquarium fishing industry is a deadly business. And not just for the fish. While out on a diving and snorkeling expedition in 2014 to...

Earthjustice

Your Dog and Cat's Food Container Bags May Be Coated with Toxic Chemicals

Every pet owner knows the consequences of feeding their dog or cat too many table scraps. Your pet gets fat, and your daily pet poop patrol suddenly smells a lot worse. But even...

Earthjustice

Judge to FDA: The Government Must Pull Aside Curtain on GE Salmon

Recently, a U.S. District Court judge took the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to task for withholding government documents related to the agency's approval of...

Earthjustice

New Report Finds GE Crops Don't Increase Yields but Do Increase Herbicide Use

New research finds that GE technology doesn’t increase crop yields or reduce overall pesticide use.

Earthjustice

Pints that Pack a Punch: A Conversation with Jerry of Ben & Jerry's

Recently, Earthjustice sat down with Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s to talk about ice cream, GE labeling and the inspiration behind the Bernie’s Yearning flavor.

Earthjustice

Saving the Original Christmas Trees

As people across the country decorate their Christmas trees, some of their oldest-remaining ancestors are at risk of being chopped down.

MNN - Mother Nature Network

What is dry cask nuclear waste storage?

Q. My question has to do with Yucca Mountain, which is proposed to be the nation's first nuclear waste dump site. Building the site is now supposed to cost taxpayers $32 billion...

Earthjustice

Doggie Dilemma: Limiting Flame Retardant Exposure in Pets

New regulations are making it easier for consumers to find products free of flame retardants, but there’s much more work to do to limit the exposure of these toxic chemicals to...

Earthjustice

Keeping the Wolverine Wild

Earthjustice is once again fighting to protect the wolverine, a tough-as-nails creature that’s nevertheless extremely vulnerable to climate change and development.

Earthjustice

Seven Ways This New Chemical Law Will Make You Safer

Updates to the chemical safety law known as TSCA will help to better protect Americans from toxic chemicals.

MNN - Mother Nature Network

Recyclebank rewards recyclers

Recycling is a lot like working out - you know you should do it, but at the end of a long Monday when the dirty dishes are piled up in the sink and the couch never looked so...

Earthjustice

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...

Earthjustice

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.

Earthjustice

It's Time to Be Drought Intolerant

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

Earthjustice

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.