The 20-billion dollar mega train project (1500 km of rail line) rolls full steam ahead in Mexico's Yucatan penninsula. Pleas and perspectives from biologists, University students, Indigneous Maya groups, engineers, and the entity driving the train forward are covered in this controversial project. Train Maya Partitions the Yucatan Peninsula and Maya Peoples from Each Other and Their Lands in Cultural Survival. July 2023.
Waste and Circularity
San Francisco's composting program was the first in the country and remains a model for other cities to mitigate methane. I highlight the success of the program in My City Composts for Noe Valley Voice. April 2021
Food Security, Soil Health, & Food Justice
Urban Infrastructure & Climate Policy
75,000 trees are to be planted in low canopy neighborhoods from a $40 million dollar urban tree planting program, in Chicago. Tree Ambassadors are at the heart of the program in Under an Urban Canopy. Chicago Health Magazine. September 2022.
Resilient and Adaptive Species
The fishing industry in Cape Cod impacts Leatherback Turtles. Researchers still have hope that Leatherbacks can survive the fishing rope entanglements, mostly. Mongabay. April 2022.
The Bahai Temple in Wilmette, Illinois hosts its 14th annual Choir Festival This was the first time the choir festival has occurred since the start of the pandemic. The Record North Shore. July 2022.