Lauren is a radio reporter covering environment, water, and energy for KQED Science. As part of her day job, she has scaled Sierra Nevada peaks, run from charging elephant seals, and desperately tried to get her sea legs - all in pursuit of good radio. Her work has appeared on Marketplace, Living on Earth, and NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. You can find her on Twitter at @lesommer.
Lauren Sommer's Latest Posts
There’s more than meets the eye to the reported reassessment of the state’s next big oil play. …read more
California Academy of Sciences exhibit features one man’s enduring passion. Read more …
A citizen science group is helping study how the state park is recovering from last year’s Morgan Fire. …read more
A 47-mile section of the California Aqueduct, the main artery of the state’s water system, could be engineered to flow backward this summer. …read more
How much water does fracking use and will it increase as companies tap into the Monterey Shale? …read more
In research that could improve weather and water forecasting, scientists are finding that dust storms in Asia and Africa influence Sierra snowfall. Read more.