Environment

The Impact of Natural Disasters and Urban Sprawl

Wildfires have ravaged 245,000 acres in Northern California this month, killing 42 people and leveling 8,700 structures. The size of the fires and their massive toll shocked the state, as large fires typically occur in areas with small populations and cause limited damage. But this could be one of the costliest wildfires in the nation’s history, with damages expected to reach at least $6 billion. Read more

Our Climate, Our Food

The impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity and food systems has far-reaching consequences. The food we have access to and consume is a major contributor to our health. And for many regions and communities, farming and food production is a major part of the economic picture. Read more