Articles

Collective Action

Protecting an Unlikely Ecosystem: the Friends of the Los Angeles River

Since 1986, Friends of the LA River (FoLAR) has fulfilled its mission to show Angelenos just how important this waterway is.

Climate

A Regional Approach to the Continental Problem of Desertification

What the Great Green Wall intended to be, and what it ultimately became, was a practical pan-African initiative to reverse these devastating natural trends by addressing land degradation and poverty in tandem.

Ocean Plastic

Lessons from a Round-the-World Voyage Cut Short

Since the first leg of eXXpedition’s Round the World mission set sail on October 8, 2019, 80 women from 23 countries have participated — nearly doubling the number of eXXpedition ambassadors (or participants of past voyages) so far.

Compost

Fermenting Your Food Waste

Bokashi means “fermented organic matter” and involves layering food scraps — not just produce, but meat and dairy as well — in a special bucket with a tight lid and spigot (to drain liquids).

Materials

The Would-Be Billion-Dollar Crop

Hemp disappeared after hundreds of years of being part of American history. Nadine investigates why, and how hemp farmers and industry advocates are working to stage its comeback.

Pollution

A Plastics Plant vs. the Community

Oil companies whose products ratchet up hurricane intensity and pollute the air daily are weaving a narrative in which they are the saviors. St. James residents aren't buying it.

Collective Action

Climate Justice is Racial Justice

Six scientists and scholars on the intersections of systemic racism, the fight for racial justice, climate change, and the fight for climate justice.

Sol Day at Moonwater Farm
Food

A Virtual Garden in Missouri, a Farm Refuge in Los Angeles

Two urban farms with unique approaches to the same mission: building a community, a connection to the earth, and a local food supply. Los Angeles' Moonwater Farm, and Missouri's Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.

TrashComic

Making Change With Her Pen

A conversation with environmental artist Elkpen about her work and inspiration.

Food

The Meat Supply Chain Is Broken

Meatpacking plants have proven to be major hotspots for the coronavirus, with some forced to temporarily shut down as a result. But there was nothing stable about them to begin with.

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