Zoya Teirstein

Climate Reporter

Location icon United States of America

Zoya works for Grist, an environment and climate change publication based in Seattle. Her writing can be found in Mother Jones, Salon, The Verge, and other places.

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HuffPost
05/03/2018
Meet The Tick That's Forcing Americans To Give Up Their Meat

was produced and originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the collaboration. When Peter Coughlin was in his sophomore year at James Madison University in northern Virginia, he was besieged by a strange and unsettling illness. At random times throughout the night, Coughlin would wake up with hives, full body chills, and raging fevers.

Mother Jones
08/16/2018
Here's why Alaska might seriously consider a carbon tax

This story was originally published by Grist . It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Alaska isn't exactly the first state you'd expect to embrace a price on carbon. Yet the state legislature will likely be weighing one after the November elections.

Grist
01/18/2018
Seeing Red on Climate

Todd Tanner has a pretty sweet offer for his fellow Montanans: a new shotgun in exchange for science-based evidence that he's wrong about climate change. The conservationist uses the challenge in an attempt to raise awareness about our warming planet.

The Verge
12/02/2016
The Glass Room turns internet surveillance into art

If you have ever wondered where your online data goes, The Glass Room, a free pop-up exhibit in Nolita, is a good place to start. Passersby may mistake the gallery for an Apple Store, but the shiny interior, replete with strategically placed iPads and whitewashed walls, houses a lot more than the latest tech.

Grist
03/19/2018
Climate change will have its Scopes Monkey Trial this week

In 1925, a Tennessee substitute teacher was indicted by a grand jury for teaching evolution to his high school class. That case, the Scopes trial, became famous for pitting science against the Bible, and it helped pave the way for educational reform.

Salon
02/03/2018
Trickle-down economics of snow

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Mother Jones
01/21/2018
Don't let anyone fool you: There ARE environmental conservatives

This story was originally published by Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Todd Tanner has a pretty sweet offer for his fellow Montanans: a new shotgun in exchange for science-based evidence that he's wrong about climate change.

Grist
12/29/2017
Trump tweets overshadowed these major climate stories in 2017

In 2017, the planet broke records. The United States endured an unprecedented wildfire season - that's just now finally ending. Periods of extreme drought followed by intense flooding caused massive mudslides, forcing thousands of people on the West Coast to evacuate.

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