Melanie Light's thoughtful essays, accompanied by the evocative black-and-white photographs of her husband, Ken Light, portray a dark and yet hauntingly beautiful California in Valley of Shadows and Dreams.
Sep 02, 2012
Environmentalists and fishermen have panned past versions of Gov. Jerry Brown's new proposal for water export tunnels, but it might actually help endangered fish.
by Emily Green,
Aug 20, 2012
Farmworker’s Daughter: Growing Up Mexican
in America is the story of Rose Castillo
Guilbault’s childhood journey from Mexico’s Sonoran
Desert to a new life in California’s Salinas Valley
by Stephen J. Lyons,
May 15, 2006
California places tough restrictions on the pesticide methyl iodide, but opponents believe that's not enough to protect workers and the environment.
by Nathan Rice,
Jul 24, 2011
In Kern County, Calif., the oil industry shares land and water with fruit-growers and farmers -- not always comfortably.
by Jeremy Miller,
Dec 15, 2010
California farmworkers fight for stricter regulations on
hand weeding, only to find themselves at odds with organic
by Lissa James,
May 02, 2005
In The Conquest of Bread, Richard
Walker takes a sweeping, skeptical look at the history of
agriculture in California
by Matt Jenkins,
Apr 18, 2005