Natasha Khan

Digital Content Producer | PublicSource

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Natasha Khan does web development and produces digital content for PublicSource. She manages the site and works with reporters to create graphics and multimedia content to make their stories more engaging for readers. She previously worked as PublicSource's environmental reporter for three years. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, she graduated with a master's degree from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix where she specialized in multimedia coverage of border issues and politics.

While at ASU, she won several awards, including the top student prize for an in-depth project from the Society of Professional Journalists for her work on an expansive election fraud database during the 2012 presidential election.

Recently, she was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Cronkite School and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to use mobile air sensors to study pollution near shale gas sites.

In 2014, she was awarded first place in the enterprise/investigative category from the Pennsylvania Women's Press Association for a data story she co-wrote about the state's shoddy recordkeeping for amusement ride inspection reports.

She has been published in The Washington Post, NBC.com and The Sacramento Bee.

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The Friday derailment roundup

Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.

Over the past several years, there have been numerous derailments in North America carrying crude from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. These accidents have sparked increased calls from citizens, the rail industry and lawmakers for the federal government to increase safety regulations.

To keep up with these incidents and new safety regulations, PublicSource provides a roundup of stories every Friday.

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The Friday derailment roundup

Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.

Over the past several years, there have been numerous derailments in North America carrying crude from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. These accidents have sparked increased calls from citizens, the rail industry and lawmakers for the federal government to increase safety regulations.

To keep up with these incidents and new safety regulations, PublicSource provides a roundup of stories every Friday.

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Black farmers are getting left behind in America’s organic food movement

Right now, I’m chomping down on some gluten-free, organic cinnamon cereal.

I’m a 30-year-old Millennial living in Pittsburgh who tries to eat organic, shops at Trader Joe’s and the East End Food Co-Op and frequents the city’s farmers’ markets during the summer (I know ... I’m a walking cliche.) I probably spend twice as much to feel healthier and eat cleaner,  but, shamefully, I’ve never thought about the racial makeup of the farm owners whose food I eat.

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The Friday derailment roundup

Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.

Since early February, there have been numerous derailments in North America carrying crude from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. These accidents have sparked increased calls from citizens, the rail industry and lawmakers for the federal government to increase safety regulations.

To keep up with these incidents and new safety regulations, PublicSource provides a roundup of stories every Friday.

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PA DEP finds safe radioactivity levels in Greene County creek

A state investigation looking at radioactivity in Ten Mile Creek has found levels are within safe drinking water limits, according to a report from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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After Paris climate accord, San Diego sets ambitious clean energy goals

Fresh off the heels of an historic climate deal in Paris, San Diego officials promised to transition the city to 100 percent renewable energy use over the next two decades.

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Top oil train stories from 2015

In 2013, an unmanned train carrying fracked American crude oil ran off the rails in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, incinerating the center of the tiny Canadian town and killing 47 people — most of whom were burnt to the point that their bodies were only identifiable by DNA and dental records.

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The Friday derailment roundup

Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.

Since early February, there have been numerous derailments in North America carrying crude from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. These accidents have sparked increased calls from citizens, the rail industry and lawmakers for the federal government to increase safety regulations.

To keep up with these incidents and new safety regulations, PublicSource provides a roundup of stories every Friday.

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PA climate plan update lays out vision for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

As world leaders convene in Paris to wrestle out a global climate agreement to try to prevent further warming of the planet, Pennsylvania officials are working on steps the state can take to cut greenhouse gas emissions here at home.

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The Friday derailment roundup

Derailment after derailment. They just keep happening.

Since early February, there have been numerous derailments in North America carrying crude from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale. These accidents have sparked increased calls from citizens, the rail industry and lawmakers for the federal government to increase safety regulations.

To keep up with these incidents and new safety regulations, PublicSource provides a roundup of stories every Friday.

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