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‘Superblooms of fungus’: Climate change is making valley fever worse

By Hayley Smith Photo: Jason Armond , Los Angeles Times

It was June 2020, and Shirley, a winemaker in Paso Robles, Calif., knew something was terribly wrong. He was going about his daily business when he doubled over with severe abdominal pain and a 103-degree fever. A doctor in the emergency room told him his left lung had collapsed.


The world’s forests do more than just store carbon, new research finds

By Nina Lakhani Photo: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

The world’s forests play a far greater and more complex role in tackling climate crisis than previously thought, due to their physical effects on global and local temperatures, according to new research…


The human cost of a perfect lawn

By Valeria Paredes

Every year, 80 million pounds of pesticides are used on U.S. lawns to maintain attractive, lush greenery. In many cities across the country, Latinx immigrant workers are the primary labor force responsible for lawn care. These maintenance and landscape workers, or jardineros, bear the brunt of residential pesticide use. The impacts are largely under-examined despite the fact that lawn pesticide use can be up to 10 times more intensive per acre than farms.