Cascading climate disasters and unjust labor and immigration policies leave undocumented farm laborers without a safety net.
Inside Climate News, stories ran Feb. through July 23, 2023
Investigative series exposes how California regulators relied on flimsy evidence—produced by oil industry consultants—to assure consumers it’s safe to grow crops with the oil industry’s wastewater.
Inside Climate News, stories ran Feb. through Sept. 2022
Lax oversight has allowed oil and gas developers to dump billions of barrels of toxic wastewater into the ground, endangering the San Joaquin Valley’s dwindling groundwater supplies.
Inside Climate News, Oct. 24, 2021
As climate change amplifies the health risks of extreme heat and pollution from wildfires, researchers scramble to protect farmworkers.
Inside Climate News, Sept. 21, 2021
California’s sustainable farms offer lessons in climate resilience, but the agricultural system still favors industrial operations.
Inside Climate News, Sept. 7, 2021
Advocates say the case of an undocumented Oregon worker during the record-breaking Pacific Northwest heatwave exposes the deadly toll of failed U.S. immigration law.
Inside Climate News, July 9, 2021
Climate change will exacerbate swings between droughts and floods in California and intensify competition for water. Can the state divert northern floodwaters to the thirsty south?
The atrazine wars offer a cautionary tale for scientists whose work triggers blowback by regulated industries, and lessons for protecting scientific integrity.
Inside Climate News, May 24, 2021
Gov. Newsom has placed most of the state under a drought emergency, which could leave communities struggling with agricultural pollution without drinking water.
Inside Climate News, May 17, 2021