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September 10, 2015 | Feature

The Perfect Crime: What’s Killing All the Bees?

Honey bee colonies have experienced widespread die-offs. Many beekeepers believe a class of pesticides are weakening their bees. Mega-corporations are making a killing off their pesticides—but are they also getting away with murder? View the photo essay.

July 22, 2015 | Feature

The California Drought

Who gets the water and who's hung out to dry? The historic drought has dredged up old feuds over who can lay claim to water in a thirsty state. As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry—which currently consumes 80% of California's water supply—cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?

August 16, 2021 | In the News: Grist

Hot days mean worse air. So why are climate and smog seen as separate?

Adrian Martinez, Attorney, California Regional Office: “[The South Coast Air Quality Management District's] failure to look at the impacts of climate change in all of their planning has meant that they’re not really hitting the mark. The consequences are that people are breathing dirty air, and the law allows it.”

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