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Fighting Climate Change Through Farming

DispatchCaliforniaAlisa Opar
In Central California, small ranches and farms are growing their connections—to the land, to the past, and to each other.

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.

America’s Dairyland May Have a PFAS Problem

DispatchMidwest, Wisconsin, MaineSusan Cosier
The toxic chemicals have been showing up in milk around the country, prompting midwestern farmers to take a closer look at their land.

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 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.

The Farmer Who Weeded Out Chemicals

DispatchCaliforniaLaura Fraser
Organic farmer Jim Cochran proves that growing nontoxic strawberries isn’t just possible, it’s profitable.

Fish Out of Water

DispatchCaliforniaAlisa Opar
Scary-low snowpack may spell disaster for some California wildlife and ecosystems.