For more than a century farmers in California's Central Valley have been pumping water out of the ground — so much so that the land is slowly sinking, a process known as subsidence. In less than 100 years, it's dropped 8½ metres.
JBS, Marfrig and Frigol, among the world's biggest meat producers, have been buying cattle from ranches associated with illegal deforestation and slave labor, an investigation by Repórter Brasil has found.
In the wake of the U.N.'s latest report on climate change —which urged rapid shifts in the way we manage land and source food amid increasing climate-related flooding and drought events—a regenerative agriculture ecosystem built around healthy soils is emerging.
Inside the battle for the forest's future - and ours - as Brazilian ranchers and farmers vow to protect their way of life at any cost.
We can live off the land - until we can't. Climate change is fundamentally changing the way farmers produce food, right down to the soil itself.
Kristina Marusic is the recipient of a Michelle Madoff Award of Environmental Excellence for her reporting on environmental health and justice in Western Pennsylvania
Covering Climate Now is an admirable, much-needed effort putting our planet front and center—but let's not overlook decades of strong journalism from the beat's pioneers.