Mercury in Our Waters: The 10,000-Year Legacy of California’s Gold Rush, KCET / PBS SoCal, October 2020
“Here we have California, which is thought of as one of the most environmentally forward-thinking states,” said Monohan of the contamination, “yet this is maybe the longest neglected environmental problem in the world. And we’re not even talking about it yet, honestly.”
A conversation with Marlin M. Jenkins about his 2020 chapbook Capable Monsters.
It’s still early in California’s wildfire season, yet 2020 has already become one of the state’s more devastating burn years. [...] Quite literally adding fuel to these flames, is — what else? — climate change.
[...] many more could soon find themselves pinned between heat waves, concerns about the virus, and fears of street sweeps as the pandemic and climate change continue.
“We’re seeing that these senators are serving the interests of the oil and gas industry and not the public”
[...] the results show that scientists need to monitor what’s happening in peatlands closely: “It’s a warning signal.”
Mutual aid organizations nationwide are providing an essential frontline response to the twin crises of COVID-19 and police brutality. Prime among them is For the Gworls, a platform connecting and raising money for the Black trans community.
[...] any conversation about defunding or abolishing the police in Minneapolis would be incomplete without a discussion of the Minneapolis parks system, which maintains its very own force of police officers to patrol more than 6,000 acres of park land within the city — one of whom was present at Floyd’s killing.