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Katharine Pelzer has worked at NWF on the Fair Climate Project since 2010. She originally hails from Charleston, SC, where the natural beauty inspired her to work to protect the environmental at a young age.

Leaders vs. followers– Coal-burning utilities have technology, resources and ability to reduce toxic pollution

6/21/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

Today the Center for American Progress released a report “Mercury Falling: Many Power Plants Already Have Equipment to Slash Mercury, Toxic Contamination” and held an event with a panel to discuss the findings. Panelists included representatives from government, utilities, and […] Read more >

Spanish moss cloaks a live oak tree— a familiar site in the lowcountry. (Photo Credit: Roxanne Turpen)

Conservative Climate Coalition Charts New Course: Conserve Our Climate & Values

6/14/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

I’m a born-and-raised South Carolinian, and I’m proud of my personal conservation ethic. I’m not the only one — I know conservationists of all stripes who, like me, were inspired by childhood experiences playing in the pluff mud, crabbing for Atlantic Blue Crabs in […] Read more >

Invisible but Not Make-Believe: the Real Threat of Mercury to Kids

6/8/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

I’m not ashamed to admit it: when I was a child, I ate paint chips.  Something about the sweetness of the lead and the crunchiness of the chip proved irresistible as I worked to unsheathe my molars from my gums. […] Read more >

Air Pollution

Toxic Mercury: It’s What’s for Dinner

3/16/2011 // By Katharine Pelzer

Mercury and other dangerous air pollutants have long been connected to extreme health problems such as brain damage, learning disabilities, birth defects, heart disease, cancer and even premature death. As many as 1 in 6 American women of childbearing age […] Read more >