Laura Cassels

Laura Cassels

Laura Cassels is a reporter for Colorado Newsline sibling site Florida Phoenix.

FBI probes bomb threats against HBCUs; campuses reopen after no explosives are found

By: - February 3, 2022

This story originally appeared in the Florida Phoenix. More than 20 FBI field offices around the nation are investigating a series of bomb threats characterized as “hate crimes” against Historically Black Colleges and Universities and unidentified “houses of worship” but have found no explosives at the sites, the agency announced Wednesday. The statement did not […]

Women and families in poor countries most feel brunt of climate change

By: - November 14, 2021

The two-week climate conference in Glasgow shone a spotlight on the harm climate change inflicts on women and families in the world’s most vulnerable countries. Women, who often hold lead roles in providing food and health care for their families, are on the front lines, according to advocates participating in panel discussions during the COP26 […]

Neguse, other U.S. lawmakers in Glasgow aim to bolster climate-rescue efforts at global conference

By: - November 10, 2021

A delegation of Congressional Democrats including Florida Rep. Kathy Castor told conferees Wednesday at the global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, that the United States is not just talking, it is acting to reduce pollution, gird against vulnerabilities such as extreme storms, heat and flooding  and demonstrate how major polluters can change. “America is back […]

Sports worlds pledge to cut climate-heating emissions by half this decade

By: - November 6, 2021

The National Basketball Association, professional baseball, hockey and soccer teams, international motor sports, tennis pros, surfers, runners and wrestlers are accelerating their campaign to fight climate change. At events Tuesday and Wednesday at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, universities, professional and amateur leagues from across the world announced new or intensified pledges to […]

Social media delivers global climate summit to viewers across the world

By: - November 5, 2021

The global climate summit that began Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland, is not only grappling with looming catastrophe but presenting stunning multimedia images of life on Earth in all its glory: dolphins skimming through sea waters of the United Kingdom, tropical fish swimming through Australian coral reefs,, and mountain climbers gazing over snow-capped peaks in France. […]

Americans in climate-threatened regions anxious for solutions from world summit

By: - November 1, 2021

Flooded beach towns will be abandoned along millions of miles of coastlines. Islands will be inundated. It has already begun. Heat will become so oppressive that field workers can’t endure it and crops fail. It’s already happening. Huge wildfires will scorch millions of acres and spew toxic smoke plumes across swaths of the planet. Astronauts […]