A water-stressed valley needs to curb development  

By Rebecca Lawton

In my drought- and fire-plagued home valley, 40 miles north of San Francisco, a debate has been simmering for decades…

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Plenty of food, but not for all farmworkers 

By Astra Lincoln

On a summer morning in southern Idaho, the day breaks early, before 6 a.m. The air is stale, never fully…

Farm workers harvesting yellow bell peppers near Gilroy, California.

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How much will a name change change?

By Tim Lydon

It was late November in Alaska and a lousy day for deer hunting. Rough seas rocked our small boat, and…

View of Kenai Mountains, not far from the former Squaw Bay

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This grizzly family comes with paparazzi

By Molly Absolon

My neighbor is famous. She has 50,000 followers on Facebook and a recent post on her page there had 4,200…

Mother grizzly 399 and her four cubs

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View of Kenai Mountains, not far from the former Squaw Bay
Photograph by Damir Spanic, courtesy of Unsplash
Farm workers harvesting yellow bell peppers near Gilroy, California.
Photograph by Fadil Fauzi, courtesy of Unsplash

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