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Clare Foran

lare Foran Clare Foran is an energy reporter at National Journal. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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EPA Is Cracking Down on Dentists

September 25, 2014 Your dentist wants you to clean your teeth. The federal government wants your dentist to clean his office. The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released a proposal to cut down on the amount of mercury that winds up in the water supply as a result of a routine dental procedure. ...

Why Is Kansas Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse?

September 24, 2014 Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants his state to be ready when zombies arrive. And to make sure Kansas takes the zombie apocalypse seriously, Brownback plans to officially declare October "Zombie Preparedness Month" during a ceremonial event Friday at the Kansas Statehouse. Zombie Preparedness Month, however, is not actually about planning ...

Obama Is Pushing Climate-Change Resilience, but He's Not Promising New Carbon Cuts

September 23, 2014 President Obama wants the U.S. to plan for climate change as it doles out international aid. During an address Tuesday at the United Nations Climate Summit, Obama will unveil a blueprint aimed at ensuring that projects funded by U.S. international development dollars are able to withstand the worst effects of ...

Hollywood, the Circus, and Congress Are Fighting Over 'Tiger Selfies'

August 28, 2014 Social media has created a monster. People are posing with tigers, lions, cheetahs, and jaguars, then uploading the images to Facebook and dating sites like OkCupid. So-called "tiger selfies" have proven paricularly popular with young men hoping to stand out from the crowd. And the pictures are spreading like wildfire ...

Watch Six Months of Fracking Fires Blaze Across the Country

August 22, 2014 Massive fires light up the sky in U.S. states at the center of a fracking boom. The fires—known as flaring—are a symptom of the rapid spread of the controversial drilling technique. Cities and towns across the country are scrambling to keep up with a newfound surplus of natural gas, and ...

Obama: U.K. and France Will Join U.S. In Delivering Aid to Iraq

August 11, 2014 President Obama announced that Britain and France will join the United States' humanitarian efforts in Iraq during a Saturday morning news conference from the White House's South Lawn. "This morning I spoke with Prime Minister Cameron from the United Kingdom and President Hollande from France and I'm pleased both leaders ...

EPA Chief: Teach Global Warming in Schools

August 8, 2014 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wants schools to include climate science in their curricula. Irish America magazine scored an interview with McCarthy, who grew up in a Boston area family with Irish roots. In one question, she was asked whether climate change should be part of the educational system. ...

Nevada Takes Action to Save Wildlife Amid Devastating Drought

August 7, 2014 Nevada is taking drastic measures to keep wildlife alive. The state Department of Wildlife assembled a team of rescuers on Tuesday to pull fish out of water-filled ditches in Reno that are expected to dry up amid the devastating drought. A 25-person team—made up of department officials and volunteers—used nets ...

California Residents Are Painting Their Lawns Green

August 5, 2014 For Jay Torres, the hardest part of California's devastating drought wasn't the shorter showers or the fact that he couldn't wash his car. It was looking at his lawn, which withered and died when he cut back on watering. So he got creative. The San Bernardino resident hired someone to ...

The Costly Lobbying War Over America's Dying Honeybees

July 2, 2014 The insect world's biggest murder mystery is moving to K Street. Honeybees—pollinators that serve as the matchmakers of the floral kingdom—are dying off in droves, frightening environmentalists and scientists who fear the unfilled natural niche that collapsing bee colonies leave behind. Those concerns hit the national stage last month when ...