Extreme Weather Uproots Farmer’s Routine and Bounty
Urban farmer Mitchell Pearson provides nutritious fruits and vegetables and farming education opportunities to food insecure neighborhoods in North St. Louis. Pearson worries that shorter growing seasons, extreme weather, and pests are making it more difficult to grow culturally important crops like okra, tomatoes, and mustard greens. To adapt, Pearson is building hoop houses and uprooting his routine.Read More
A mother grapples with the effects of climate change
Severe storms and flooding damaged LaWanda Felder’s home, particularly the area she uses for her child who has autism. Despite challenges, she says she is doing what she can to create an atmosphere of safety and comfort for her two young children.Read More
Disability and Climate Change
Brent Jaimes has POEMS Syndrome, a rare blood disorder that affects the nervous system. Additional difficulties arose when he had to evacuate during a flood. His story examines additional issues that individuals with disabilities might encounter in the face of a natural disaster.Read More
Edible landscapes push back against changing weather conditions
Foodscaper Matt Lebon runs an edible landscaping business where he introduces the community to the many benefits of growing native plants in your backyard. In the face of climate change, he believes that understanding biodiversity is the key to resilience.
When the water recedes but the hardship remains
Alvin Cooper is struggling to recover after his home was flooded from torrential rains in late July of this year. He lives in a floodplain area that is especially vulnerable to climate change because it lacks government attention. He is trying to recover, but can’t do it alone.Read More
Navigating Rising Water
Emily Connor is a bird watcher, an environmental educator, and a frontline witness to the effects of climate change. The threat of severe flooding is endangering the habitat at her bird sanctuary, and that’s making her work all the more urgent.Read More
Graphics Come to Life
Data visualizations and graphics came together in this project to enhance the stories and give the reader an opportunity to see the story from different perspectives.