On days when the air pollution is especially bad, a mother in Tulare County, California – where cows outnumber people two to one – forbids her children from going outside. The woman,
Alessandra Bergamin is an Australian freelance journalist based in Los Angeles. She has written for National Geographic, The New Yorker, The Lily and Harper’s Magazine, among others. She also produces Defender, a newsletter about environmental justice. Follow her on Instagram @allybergamin.