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Leah Thomas

“You Can’t Separate People From the Planet.” 

As a child, Leah Thomas dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. When she arrived at Chapman University in 2013, her fascination with the animal world expanded to studying ecology and declaring a major in environmental science. But Thomas, now 27, was heartbroken to discover how often the environmental movement sidelined people of color. She wrote about it in herREAD MORE

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A Tale of Two Climate Migrants

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.  Climate change is fueling longer dry spells, bigger floods and more violent storms across the globe, but the effect is most pronounced in the tropics, where even a small rise in temperature can turn a heat wave from miserableREAD MORE

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Climate Change and Capitalism Are Forcing Chilean Farmers to Abandon Their Land

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. In 2018, Marta Morales, a 35-year-old small farmer, was forced to leave her hometown of Colliguay in rural central Chile. Morales grew up cultivating her family’s one-acre plot, producing vegetables to eat and to sell for income. ButREAD MORE

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California’s Climate Migrants

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. In September of 2020, California was in the midst of a record-setting heat wave. The hot and dry conditions fueled fires all over the state, and smoke from wildfires hundreds of miles away hung over the Bay AreaREAD MORE