Sharon Lerner is an investigative reporter for The Intercept, covering health and the environment. Her Intercept series, The Teflon Toxin, was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, and the Washington Post, among other publications, and has received awards from the Society for Environmental Journalists, the American Public Health Association, the Park Center for Independent Media, the Women and Politics Institute, and the Newswoman’s Club of New York.
As the West Burns, the Trump Administration Races to Demolish Environmental Protections
Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election.
The Coronavirus CrisisDrug Companies Continue to Shed Liability for Rushed Coronavirus Treatments
At least 120 vaccines for Covid-19 are in development around the world. And each one holds its own potential for harm.
Bad ChemistryPFAS Contamination Divides an Alabama Town
In industry-friendly Decatur, a longtime production hub for 3M, residents are grappling with a PFAS crisis — and how to hold polluters to account.
The Coronavirus CrisisRavaged by Covid-19, Polluted Communities Demand Environmental Justice
The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the corrosive legacy of environmental racism in the United States.