Lora Shinn Contributor Share this page Share this page block Share this page block Share this page block Lora Shinn writes about travel, sustainability, and health. Her work has appeared in Afar, National Geographic Traveler, Los Angeles magazine, and Urban Farm. She lives in Seattle. Related content See all Skip carousel items Washington State Adds Emergency Rules to Protect Workers from Heat and Wildfire Smoke August 13, 2021 DispatchWashingtonLora Shinn But many advocates point out that to fully address our new climate reality, we also need national solutions. New Water Worries in Climate-Stressed New Mexico May 13, 2020 DispatchNew Mexico, Santa FeLora Shinn Federal rollbacks could leave New Mexico’s limited water dirtier by excluding up to 90 percent of the state’s waterways from protection. The Bomb Train Derailment That Sparked a Resistance in the Columbia River Gorge September 30, 2019 DispatchOregon, CanadaLora Shinn The fossil fuel industry maintains a strong presence in the Pacific Northwest thanks to its international export activity. But ever since a dangerous rail accident in 2016, local residents have served as a fierce check on its growth.