Stories by Robin Scher

Robin Scher is a freelance writer from South Africa currently based in New York. He tweets infrequently @RobScherHimself. subscribe to Robin Scher's feed

Posted on: Feb 16, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Over 400 products on the market use nanosilver technology, and most aren't reviewed by the EPA.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Help reduce the impacts of climate change—even if President Trump doesn't care to.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2017, Source: AlterNet

What's greener, driving to the mall or having your products delivered to your doorstep?

Posted on: Jan 17, 2017, Source: AlterNet

"Paper or plastic?" is a common question at the checkout line. What should you choose?

Posted on: Dec 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

At least 185 environmentalists were killed last year, the highest toll recorded.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Americans use 500 million plastic straws every single day.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2016, Source: AlterNet

When it comes to dietary choices, carnivores engage in a level of denial that keeps them locked in the "meat paradox."

Posted on: Sep 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The infamous hunting group is trying to indoctrinate the next generation of Cecil-the-lion killers.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2016, Source: AlterNet

For one thing, men like Gouda more than women, according to some new research.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

And the best part is the drug appears to have no side effects.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2016, Source: AlterNet

"Try this again and we'll shoot you," is the message some protesters had for Turner.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Happier Instagrammers tend toward warmer colors.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Believe it or not, there are alternatives—some risky, some inconvenient, and some worth the effort.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

They thrive on old mattresses and unwashed sheets.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Food has gone from being a basic to a luxury good.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016, Source: AlterNet

French authorities wrong-headedly think the burkini ban will curb terrorism and promote secularism.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The DOJ since blocked the merger, and this week Aetna followed through on their word.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Texts between Christie's aides show how the governor lied during a press conference.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The presence of live ammunition turned what was meant to be a simulated scenario into a situation all too real.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

And that's without getting any taller.