Emily Moon

Emily Moon is a staff writer at Pacific Standard. Previously she worked at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Herald-Times in Bloomington, Indiana. She is a graduate of Northwestern University.

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To Save a Neighborhood, Ban a Dollar Store?

Some local governments hope that more grocery stores will blossom in “food deserts” if the number of discount convenience retailers can be limited.

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Why Wisconsin Will Drug Test SNAP Recipients

As Governor Scott Walker and other GOP lawmakers exit office, they're leaving behind a bill that seeks to stigmatize food aid, a political scientist says.

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The Amount of Water Used in Fracking Has Increased Dramatically

A new study of major U.S. fracking sites finds that water use per well increased by up to 770 percent from 2011 to 2016.