Bobby Bascomb is a freelance producer based in South Africa. Formerly she was a producer and reporter for the public radio program Living on Earth since 2006. With a background in environmental studies and geography, her reporting focuses on the often-complicated relationship between human development and environmental conservation. She has reported on critical environmental issues ranging from indigenous land rights to climate change.
Bobby has collaborated on a series of reports focused on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, including an hour-long documentary. That work explored a United Nations mechanism to mitigate climate change by reducing tropical deforestation. She also reported on the construction of a highly controversial dam installation on the Madeira River at the border between Brazil and Bolivia.
Valer Clark has dedicated herself to finding ways to restore and maintain lands that have dried up in northern Mexico and the southwestern US since the 1970s when she purchased properties in the region.
As the Trump administration’s focus on the US-Mexico border intensifies, scientists who study ecosystems in the region are having a hard time doing their jobs.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard is running as a Democratic candidate for president. At a recent town hall meeting in Exeter, New Hampshire, Congresswoman Gabbard spoke about the importance of addressing climate change and shifting money from military spending to urgent domestic needs.
Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico's agriculture sector. Months later, many farmers are still trying to get back on their feet, with the help of friends and volunteers.
One year after Hurricane Maria slammed ashore in Puerto Rico, some communities are looking at the tragedy as a call to organize and become more resilient for future storms.
After the catastrophic Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico in 2017, finding safe drinking water became one of the most difficult issues facing residents of the island. A team of volunteers stepped in to help.
It is truly amazing what zip ties and a pair of pliers can do. Just ask the members of Group V.I.D.A.S. in Puerto Rico.
It was supposed to close 22 years ago. Now an aging waste incinerator landfill north of Boston has been given the go-ahead to add a half million tons of fly ash and bottom ash to its collection of materials — and local residents and community leaders are not happy about it.
Conches are ubiquitous across the Caribbean. The decorative shells are exported and made into jewelry, and the huge gastropod inside is a staple food. But new research suggests that the conch is possibly being loved to death.