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Climate savior or ‘Monsanto of the sea’?

The nascent transformation of seaweed farming — from small-scale, coastal operations to a large, increasingly offshore industry — is raising a host of scientific and ethical questions as well as worries about the environmental and social effects of growing vast amounts of seaweed.

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As climate change erodes land and health, one Louisiana tribe fights back

The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw serve as a harbinger of a climate crisis that threatens more intense high-tide floods on every U.S. coast by the mid-2030s. Rising waters could displace up to 13 million Americans by century’s end.

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Facing the floodwaters in California’s San Joaquin Valley

Facing the floodwaters in California’s San Joaquin Valley

The historically Black town of Allensworth tries to overcome a legacy of racist water policies and prevent a deluge from washing away their community.

How food became a weapon in America’s culture war

How food became a weapon in America’s culture war

First came the politics of right-wing grievance. Then came the new foodie culture. Together, they combined to create one toxic food fight.

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How California’s drought upended a powerful farming district

For years, Westlands Water District fought for endless supplies of water — until the water started running out.

For one historically Black California town, a century of water access denied

For one historically Black California town, a century of water access denied

As the Central Valley became an agricultural powerhouse, Black migrants flocked to it for a piece of the California dream. But more established local farmers, almost all of whom were white, sought to control as much of the state’s water as possible.

Alaska’s herring row

Alaska’s herring row

The tiny fish is central to Tlingit culture and to sustainable ecosystems. Overfishing threatens both.

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