An investigation into why the West is running out of water.
A midwife, a rash of stillbirths and miscarriages, and a town whose economy depends on fracking.
Has global warming made it harder for environmentalists to care about conservation?
She’s 80 now, working 13 hour days, and still won’t take so much as a reporter’s hand to cross the stream.
Prospecting for gold is still a live trade in America, if you’re willing to walk deep into the desert with a hand-drawn map.
Inside the world of special operations weather technicians, “the Department of Defense’s only commando forecasters.”
“'You have to understand: This is not your husband anymore, not a beloved person, but a radioactive object with a strong density of poisoning. You’re not suicidal. Get a hold of yourself.' And I was like someone who’d lost her mind: 'But I love him! I love him!' He’s sleeping, and I’m whispering: 'I love you!' Walking in the hospital courtyard, 'I love you.' Carrying his sanitary tray, 'I love you.'”
Excerpted from Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster.
The water’s nearly gone in the San Joaquin Valley, and an old farmer sees the writing on the wall.