Natasha Khan

Reporter | PublicSource

Natasha Khan is a PublicSource reporter who covers the environment. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, she graduated with a master's degree from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications where she specialized in multimedia coverage of border issues and politics.

After two years working with children in South Africa, she decided that journalism best fit her love of learning about others and her sense of adventure.

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


Content by Natasha Khan

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N.Y. Gov. Cuomo bans fracking, citing health concerns

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Studies track methane emissions from oil and gas wells

This week two studies were published about unintentional methane emissions from oil and gas operations.

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Marcellus Life: A small town in Elk County struggles with rules for shale gas drilling

About a dozen St. Marys officials, outfitted with baggy blue jumpsuits, earplugs and white plastic hard hats, recently visited a Seneca Resources well pad on a wooded hilltop to see what fracking is all about.

This part of Pennsylvania, about 120 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Elk County, has been relatively untouched by shale drilling. But people see it coming in two test wells Seneca has there now, with more wells in the future.

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Study: Extreme weather doesn’t sway views on climate change

Does experiencing extreme weather events affect how people view climate change?

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Turkeys today are bigger and sicker than they were in the 1930s

Thanksgiving turkeys nowadays are huge, have hunched frames and move much less than turkeys from the 1930s, according to a recent article from MotherJones about America's favorite November meat.

Oh, also, farm turkeys now are often debeaked, bowlegged and can have footpad sores and breast blisters.

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Big pipeline projects proposed for PA won’t pay property taxes

Major pipeline projects planned for Pennsylvania won’t be subject to property taxes, as they are in some other states, because state law exempts natural gas pipelines from real estate taxes.

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A silent community speaks out about communications technology

This story has been updated Her voice and hands sapped by ALS, Mount Lebanon resident Mara Sweterlitsch uses a speech-generating device to write and print out questions for her next doctor’s appointment.

Jennifer Lowe, a 46-year-old Brighton Heights woman with cerebral palsy, handles email and phone calls through her communication device to work as an education consultant for students with disabilities.

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US, China announce aggressive new climate change goals

This is a big freaking deal when it comes to the global fight against climate change.

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Down the line

There’s not enough pipeline infrastructure in our region to move all the natural gas coming from fracking in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays to other markets.That’s changing. Big pipeline projects (some with hefty price tags) are in the works to move the gas and natural gas liquids. Some of them won’t be ready for years. Regulatory approval for these interstate projects can be slow. And some of the pipelines face intense opposition along their routes.

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What will Wolf as governor mean for energy and the environment?

Now that we know that Tom Wolf will be Pennsylvania’s next governor, what does that mean for the state’s energy and environment landscape?