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Restoring the L.A. River for All Angelenos

DispatchLos AngelesJeff Turrentine
Advocates who have fought for years to bring back this beleaguered urban waterway are joining local communities of color to ensure that new development doesn’t equal displacement.

That Summer When Climate Change Baked Alaska

DispatchAlaskaJeff Turrentine
An Anchorage-based wildlife biologist describes what life is like in our northernmost state—one that’s been dramatically altered by rising temperatures.

L.A. Takes a Fresh Look at Recycled Water

DispatchLos AngelesLauren Evans
Facing dwindling freshwater supplies, the city is ready to stop dumping millions of gallons into the Pacific—and to follow Orange County’s lead.

A Journey Through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

DispatchArctic, AlaskaClara Chaisson
One of the world’s last pristine wild places is on the front lines of climate change—and threatened by fossil fuel development. These photos speak to why we must fight both.

The Festering Sanitation Crisis at Our Border

DispatchArizona, Mexico, CaliforniaTim Vanderpool
As the Trump administration ratchets up its rhetoric demanding billions for a wall, American communities along the Mexico border are in need of basic services, like reliable sewage treatment.

A Decade on the California Delta

DispatchCaliforniaDarcy Eveleigh
Photographer Max Whittaker shows us the many faces of the delta, including its strange and fascinating history and the challenges complicating its future.

California Is Getting Tough on Wildlife Crime

DispatchCaliforniaCorey Binns
In a new forensics lab, state agents test samples of blood, saliva, tusks, and feathers in a quest to stem the illegal trade in exotic animal parts.

In California, a Rallying Cry Against Offshore Oil

DispatchCaliforniaCorey Binns
As Californians protest the Trump administration’s intent to expand drilling off the Pacific coast, some city and state officials consider new legislation to block it.

The Tree Whisperer

DispatchCaliforniaElizabeth Svoboda
A Berkeley scientist is studying how climate change is affecting California’s giant sequoias, long considered dependable forest stalwarts.