Full story - June 12, 2020
Hurricane Katrina aerial view
Environmental pollution and exposure to risks from climate change are closely linked with a history of institutional racism in the United States. Heather McTeer Toney, field director for Moms Clean Air Force, says demonstrations for racial justice and police reform must also pay attention to environmental justice for communities of color.
Full story - June 12, 2020
Rhinos Kruger South Africa
South Africa, home to more than 80% of the world’s rhino population and the epicenter of rhino poaching, has seen a major decline in rhino poaching during the COVID-19 pandemic — a trend that conservationists would love to see continue as the country lifts its restrictions.
Full story - June 05, 2020
Medici Fountain, Luxembourg Gardens
Author, editor and literary critic John Freeman’s new volume of poetry, “The Park,” explores how the public Luxembourg Gardens can be a refuge and provide access to beauty for some while excluding others.
Full story - June 05, 2020
Organ Pipe cactus
The Tohono O'odham Nation has been confined to a tiny fraction of the lands it once held in the desert Southwest. Now the Trump administration’s border wall expansion threatens to further damage and restrict their access to sacred and archeological sites.
Full story - May 22, 2020
Tigers in small cage
Experts estimate more tigers live in captivity in the United States than remain in the wild. But big cat ownership is an unregulated, dangerous and often cruel undertaking that contributes nothing to conservation or animal welfare.
Full story - May 15, 2020
A woman speaks at a podium
In her new book "The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis,” Christiana Figueres shares her personal experience of leading the 2015 Paris talks and outlines key strategies for moving our society towards ecological responsibility.
Full story - May 15, 2020
Trash bins full of food
About one third of all food produced across the globe goes to waste, with profound implications for hunger, climate change and political stability. The pandemic is making the problem worse.
Full story - May 08, 2020
Rusty patched bumblebee
Pollinators are in sharp decline across the US. A Minnesota program wants to encourage homeowners to help reverse this trend by paying them to convert turf to pollinator-friendly habitats.
Full story - May 08, 2020
Grocery meat aisle
Michael Pollan, the author of "The Omnivore’s Dilemma" and other books, says food shortages and massive food dumping during the COVID-19 pandemic expose major vulnerabilities in the American food supply chain. 
Full story - May 01, 2020
Migrant farmworkers harvest corn
Migrant farmworkers tend to work low-paying jobs. Few, if any, have benefits, and many are undocumented. These factors make them "uniquely vulnerable to the pandemic," says Marc Grossman of United Farm Workers of America.