Jacob Pederson

Jacob Pederson is a junior at Western Washington University majoring in Environmental Journalism with a minor in Political Science. So far he has been on the quarterly President’s List twice for his outstanding GPA. He is part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), from which he won the Student of the Year Scholarship Award, and the NSCS Honor Cord. Jacob writes for the student-led Planet Magazine at Western, does stories for KMRE Community Powered Radio, and runs his own Environmental Journalism website. He seeks to be a career environmental journalist.

Recent Work

Local Health Departments Face the Threat of Budget Cuts During Pandemic
Health
Local Health Departments Face the Threat of Budget Cuts During Pandemic
June 29, 2020
by Jacob Pederson

The economic fallout of the COVID-19 outbreak is worsening the strain on city and county health departments that have been tasked with doing more with less resources since the 2008 recession, an updated report from the National Association of County and City Health Officials says. Over... Read More

Study Suggests Climate Change Increasing Pregnancy Issues in Minority Communities
Science
Study Suggests Climate Change Increasing Pregnancy Issues in Minority Communities
June 26, 2020
by Jacob Pederson

Climate change is increasing the likelihood of low birth weights, premature births, and stillbirths in minority communities, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study’s authors said while they found detrimental impacts to to pregnancy among all populations,... Read More

Commuters Flock to Bike Shares in Cities Despite Concerns Over Health Risk
Cities
Commuters Flock to Bike Shares in Cities Despite Concerns Over Health Risk
June 19, 2020
by Jacob Pederson

With public transportation offline in some areas and alternatives like Uber being a little too close for comfort due to the coronavirus outbreak, a growing number of city residents are looking at municipal bike share programs to get around. However, even here, questions abound: How do... Read More

Report Suggests Pandemic Underscored Importance of Sustainable Fisheries Management
Environment
Report Suggests Pandemic Underscored Importance of Sustainable Fisheries Management
June 11, 2020
by Jacob Pederson

Global demand for fish has reached an all-time high despite the economic and supply challenges posed by COVID-19.  This year, the world consumed enough fish for every man, woman, and child on the planet to have about 45 pounds each. At over 197 million tons total,... Read More

News From The Well
scroll top