Disaster debris is pushing Puerto Rico’s landfills to the brink
Co-published with Grist. As more intense hurricanes strike the island, there is nowhere for the waste to go. Composting could be the solution.
A Smoldering Threat to Wildland Firefighters
Co-published with High Country News. Long COVID affects more than 16 million Americans, and firefighters are at increased risk of getting it.
Louisiana’s $2-Billion Gamble: Flood the Land to Save the Coast
Co-published with Scientific American. A new engineering project would bring much-needed land to eroding marshes but at a huge cost to the fishing industry.
Can This Tribe of ‘Salmon People’ Pull Off One More Win?
Co-published with The New York Times. The Lummi Nation has a long, proud history of contesting ecologically unfriendly projects. Will it succeed against yet another threat?
Can’t See the Forest for the Trees
Co-published with The American Prospect. A proposed wood pellet plant in North Carolina would increase air pollutants in a majority-minority community already hammered by climate change.
Black Families Passed Their Homes From One Generation to the Next. Now They May Be Lost.
Co-published with The Guardian. Unstable property rights mean Black southerners may survive a flood but lose their home, and it’s causing the racial wealth gap to grow larger.
A Mega-Dairy Is Transforming Arizona’s Aquifer and Farming Lifestyles
Co-published with High Country News. Minnesota’s Riverview Dairy has deep pockets and long straws.
On the Louisiana Coast, an Indigenous Community Loses Homes to Erosion
Co-published with Scientific American. For the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, climate change has forced a permanent retreat inland.
Struggling Renters Need More Federal Aid
Co-published with The American Prospect. The Biden-Harris administration did not expand Section 8 vouchers in its recent infrastructure proposals, which could leave millions of renters behind.
How (Un)compassionate Conservatism Failed Texas
Co-published with Religion News Service. As Texas conducts a post-mortem on the Deep Freeze, this moment reveals a critical disconnect in the political and moral framework for …
The West on Fire
Co-published with Sierra Magazine. A photographer explores the devastation left behind by the Oregon and California wildfires.
Unhealthy Air Quality From Wildfires Putting Vulnerable Communities at Risk
Co-published with KPBS. Smoke from the fires throughout California has impacted air quality levels in San Diego County, causing an advisory for vulnerable communities, especially communities …