Who owns the fish in the sea?
Any commercial fisherman used to be able to fish in U.S. oceans. Not anymore.
Today, the right to fish belongs to a number of private individuals who have traded, bought and sold these rights in unregulated markets. This system, called “catch shares,” favors large fishing fleets and has cut out thousands of smaller-scale fishermen. How did this happen?
Watch our animated short to find out!
With volatile weather, farms must adapt or wither
On the front lines of climate change, California’s agriculture industry faces a new landscape with less water, warmer winters, unexpected rain and rising salinity.
Our new “Heat and Harvest” series with KQED explores the challenges that farmers in the state are facing due to volatile weather conditions. Find out what’s at stake for this $30 billion-dollar industry — and your grocery bill.
Photo: Almond trees show signs of poisoning by exposure to salt. Rising salinity levels in irrigation water has farmers alarmed. Credit: Serene Fang/CIR
Americans love hamburgers- we eat about three burgers a week. But what are the hidden environmental costs? Find out in our new animated short!
Almost every tow we did contained plastic, regardless of the depth.
The new report claims scientists have only skimmed the surface on the devastating pollution caused by plastic debris in the ocean, and the research community is likely underestimating the amount of plastic in the ocean. Read more.
Go behind the story in our new segment looking at the documentary ‘If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front.’ Oscar nominee Marshall Curry discusses making this part coming-of-age, part cops-and-robbers thriller that asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism and terrorism.
Mercury, a potent neurotoxin, has an effect that is difficult to quantify, but is believed to be most dangerous for pregnant women and small children.
Our new database shows facilities that reported emitting a pound or more of mercury or mercury compounds to the Environmental Protection Agency in 2010. Use the search box to filter the data.
See what has been happening in facilities in your state and read more about one in California here.
New Hampshire’s GOP Voters Speak Out About Climate Change. The video was produced by Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate. The partners are The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired, and PBS’s public-affairs show Need To Know.