Maritza del Rosario López Cortés comes from a long line of farmers in central Puerto Rico. But it was only after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017, leaving many residents in
Angely Mercado is a climate and environmental justice journalist based out of New York. She’s a staffer at Earther and her work has appeared in Grist, the Guardian, Atmos Magazine, and more. Her stories include features about how climate is changing the wine industry, how Puerto Rican art Bad Bunny’s work reflects climate and political issues, and why nature was not healing back in 2020.