Betsy Ladyzhets is a data journalist and science writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a recent graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University, with a dual degree in English (official concentration in Creative Writing) and Biology (unofficial concentration in Loving Trees). As a Research Associate at Stacker, she is responsible for managing the publication's science, health, and lifestyle content. Outside of science and writing, most of her neural power is spent over-analyzing movie soundtracks, dreaming of Costco free samples, and mourning the fact that she never got to see Maynard Ferguson live in concert.
Cancer affects every American, whether directly or indirectly. But some regions of the country are more hard-hit than others. Stacker used CDC data on the incident rates of cancer in every state to examine how this disease is impacting the nation.
Nonprofit organizations across the country are working to broaden public understanding of climate change. Using Charity Navigator’s database, Stacker has compiled a list of 39 such environmental charities that work on a national level.
You don’t need a degree in environmental science to fight climate change. Inspired by a list of green jobs in Data for Progress’ report, Stacker explains which occupations are on the front line against climate emergency.
The 2019 fires in the Amazon rainforest threaten one-tenth of the known species on Earth. Stacker used the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List to highlight 50 endangered species from this region that have been put at risk by this summer’s crisis.