Interstate Water Wars are Heating Up Along with the Climate

States should put at least as much effort into reducing water use as they do into litigation, because there are no guaranteed winners in water lawsuits.

Robert Glennon

A Clog in the Pipeline

The proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline faces global opposition. Now, the pipeline’s financing faces uncertainty.

Charles Wachira

From Womyn’s Land to Cottagecore

The rise in the number of queer farmers across the country traces its roots back to the 1970s’ lesbian back-to-the-land movement.

Camila Weinstock

Bitcoin Rise Could Leave Carbon Footprint the Size of London’s

Research estimates cryptocurrency will consume as much energy as all datacenters globally.

Alex Hern The Guardian

Finding Relief from Alaska’s Changing Climate in the Sonoran Desert

If life can flourish here, I find myself thinking, then there must be hope for us during the climate upheaval only beginning to unfold.

Tim Lydon

“Let’s Not Blow Up a Mountain and Call It Green”

Anti-mine protests and lawsuits pick up the pace at Nevada’s Thacker Pass, the site of the largest known lithium deposit in the United States.

Austin Price

Chicago Hunger Strike Against Recycling Plant Grows: “We’re Starving Ourselves to Save People’s Lives”

Activists oppose metal shredder moving to East Side, a low-income Latino community reeling from the effects of industrial pollution.

Taylor Moore The Guardian

Change Meatpacking Plant Policies that Encourage Workers to Show Up Sick

Meat- and poultry-processing facilities are deadly Covid-19 hotspots, yet punitive employee attendance policies are still in place.

Ruqaiijah Yearby

Swimming to Heal

Laura Owen Sanderson swims the waterways of the United Kingdom on a mission to heal herself and the surrounding environment.

Josh Bennett

Older Black Farmers See Little Hope in Biden’s Agriculture Pick

Black farmers have been disregarded by the USDA for years. Will anything change in Tom Vilsack’s second stint?

Summer Sewell The Guardian

From Cradle to Grave

To get to a healthier pattern of consumption, to complete the cycle and close the loop, we’ve got to get used to passing things on again.

Sandra Goldmark

Wildfire, Landslides Threaten California’s Endangered Black Abalone

In the wake of a record-breaking wildfire season and an intensifying rainy season, debris flows wreak havoc on Big Sur's rocky intertidal habitats.

Anne Marshall-Chalmers

Her First Ski Home

Our child may not remember individual moments in the Alaskan backcountry, but they will wire her mind to the outside world.

Tim Lydon

Not Another Brick in the Seawall

In a beach village in Japan, surfers and scientists oppose a proposed seawall that would threaten an important coastal ecosystem.

Kim Feldmann

No, Frozen Wind Turbines Aren’t the Main Culprit for Texas’ Power Outages

Lost wind power makes up only a fraction of the reduction in power-generating capacity that has brought outages to millions of Texans across the state during a major winter storm.

Erin Douglas Ross Ramsey The Texas Tribune

Finding Carbon Sinks in Unlikely Places

Scientists are discovering new carbon sinks in volcanic forearcs and desert aquifers, and adding to the story of Earth’s carbon cycle.

Rachel Sturges