Environment (Page 3)

December 17, 2020

A Custody Battle in Florida’s Valuable Wetlands

Florida's DEP is seeking control of federal wetland permits to fast-track development projects, keeping up with population demands and leading to concerns of further wetland degradation.

Pink chair at edge of Salton Sea, Bombay Beach Ruins

December 14, 2020

A Sea That Never Was and the Community That’s Paying for It

Once considered the jewel of the desert, the Salton Sea basin now poses potential health risks to the underserved communities of immigrant farmworkers who call the area home.

Queens Farm House

December 7, 2020

How a Queens Farm Became a Pandemic-Era Oasis in NYC

It grew from a small family-owned farm into an initiative to rehabilitate psychiatric patients. Now, it’s a safe space to escape the isolation of quarantine.

December 2, 2020

How COVID-19 Transformed an Illinois Trail Into a Pathway to Mental Health

“People rediscovered us and came out in full force,” said Jay Johnson, manager of site operations for the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. “It didn’t matter what day of the week it was, it seemed like every day was a Saturday.”

Historic Boat

December 1, 2020

A Boat Museum’s Slow Drowning Sends Climate-Change Warning to a Connecticut Town

On a Wednesday in October, Gasiorek stood on the gravel on the edge of the shoreline and pointed at a few puddles on the ground. He said these were clear signs the land is flooding more now than it has before.