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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.

San Jose Ups Its Biking Game

DispatchSan Jose (California)Corey Binns
In this sprawling Bay Area city, more than half the carbon footprint comes from cars and trucks. So the city is focusing on growing its network of safe bike paths—and fast.

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.

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.