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Donna Collins-Smith, Danielle Hopson Begun and Waban Tarrant

Can Kelp Farming Bring Back Shinnecock Bay?

For most of the Shinnecock Nation’s history, the waters off the eastern end of Long Island were a place of abundance. Expert fishermen, whalers and farmers, the Shinnecock people lived for centuries off the clams, striped bass, flounder, bluefish and fruit native to the area.   Today, the area is best known as a playground for theREAD MORE

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A Stark View of Rising Seas in Georgia

The last few miles of U.S. Route 80 run through a stretch of marshland off the coast of Savannah, Georgia where floods routinely frustrate drivers. The floods weren’t always so frequent or severe, but in the century since Route 80 was designated a federal highway, local sea levels have risen around 9 inches, according to measurementsREAD MORE

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Teen Scientist Finds Low-Tech Way to Recycle Water

Shreya Ramachandran, 17, remembers witnessing California’s water crisis firsthand on a visit to Tulare County in 2014, when she was still a preteen. Tulare spans a large swath of farmland in California’s Central Valley, and at that time, locals were facing dire water shortages amid an ongoing drought made worse by climate change. “I was talkingREAD MORE