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Ahote, a mix of eastern timber and Arctic wolf, is a wolfdog that lives at Howling Woods Farm.

His name was Ahote (American Hopi for “the restless one”).  He was a mix of eastern timber and Arctic wolf. Although he was bottle fed as a puppy and quite comfortable around humans, his wolfy nature showed itself at around a year of age when he became more aware of his surroundings and suspicious of strangers.  His pack included three others—Takoda, Sierra and Bandit. The four lived alongside other packs at Howling Woods Farm in the New Jersey Pinelands, 70 miles outside of New York City as the crow flies.

Some of the finest wines and olive oils in the world have been created with dry farmed crops, a practice with a long history in the dry Mediterranean region.

As the historic drought continues in the American West, policy makers, scientists and residents are bracing for the potential impact drought will have on our country’s food system. Many have their gaze set on agricultural reform in California, in particular, since the state is responsible for growing nearly half of our nation’s fruits, veggies and nuts.

"Happily Ever After" is one of the illustrations born out of Earthjustice's collaboration with Creative Action Network in this campaign.

For over a decade now, many American films and prestige television dramas have been dedicated to exploring the lives of society’s bad guys. From mobsters to meth cooks, these shows and films examine the lives of the traditional villains, revealing complex motivations and moments of empathy that destroy archetypes and show these characters to be flawed, yes, but much more human than we’d ever imagined.

Oregon's Wimar Dam during the deconstruction.

Editor’s Note: Since the publication of this story, both the Wimar and Fielder dams have been completely removed from Evans Creek.

It’s like watching a ballet—two big earth-moving machines perform a slow dance on the banks of Evans Creek and on the crest of an obsolete dam in southern Oregon. That dam, along with its twin just a few miles downstream, is coming out, reviving the creek and opening up over 70 miles of prime salmon and steelhead habitat that have been blocked for more than three-quarters of a century. 

Pedro Olviares

Watch dogging the pesticide industry is laborious, important work.  Patti Goldman, managing attorney of Earthjustice’s Northwest office has been at it for nearly three decades.  In a recent radio show appearance (below), she deftly explains the challenges of dealing with a complicated regulatory system, the years of dedicated legal and advocacy work by Earthjustice and others to strengthen these regulations, and the reasons why harmful pesticides are still widely used in agriculture today.

Shasta Dam, above, has lost at least a third of its generating capacity due to California's drought.

Brown is the new green in California as the state’s historic drought forces residents and policymakers to reevaluate their relationships with water. Dryscaping and succulents are now trendy, I buy almonds with more shame than gossip magazines, and my coworker has a shower timer named “Jerry Brown” in honor of the governor’s water-saving ways.


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