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In the Pacific Northwest, Salmon Declines Upend a Way of Life

Every spring and fall, Chinook salmon make their way from the Pacific Ocean into the Klamath River, in Northern California. Historically, their black-speckled bodies would swim upstream, around the Cascade and Klamath mountain range and into the Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon, before spawning in its major tributaries.  Since time immemorial, local tribes — the Klamath,READ MORE

The Climate Crisis Is Changing Our Concept of Home

In a single week in July, more than 100 million Americans, from Massachusetts to Arizona,  were under excessive heat warnings or advisories, as temperatures soared into the triple digits across the country. Thousands were forced to evacuate their homes in California as the Oak Fire burned near Yosemite National Park. Across the country, at least oneREAD MORE

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