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Bob Cat and Allan Gandelman stand side-by-side holding a large basket of colorful produce picked from their fields. A lush green field of vegetables extends behind them.

Co-owners of Main Street Farms, Bob Cat (left) and Allan Gandelman (right) hold up produce at their farm in upstate New York. (Courtesy of Main Street Farms)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
How an organic farm and a nonprofit health coalition in Cortland, NY are partnering to implement a system of prescription foods to serve people with low incomes in their community.
A vibrant pink and purple sunset envelops the Long Island Sound.

A view of the Long Island Sound from my backyard. (Jane Cameron/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Hurricane-battered coastlines are disappearing due to the climate crisis. Without intervention, my community and the town I grew up in are threatened.
Medill News Service
In arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, California and the National Pork Producers Council debated California’s move to ban the supply of pork from producers who fail to meet strict animal welfare requirements.

The garden of the Spring Valley Student Farm, a one-acre vegetable garden owned by UConn dining services and run by UConn students in Mansfield, Conn., on Sept. 28, 2022. (Jet Windhorst/University of Connecticut)

University of Connecticut
The weather changes in the past few seasons have had detrimental effects on the health of Connecticut soil. Find out how these farmers are adapting.
Rows of egg cartons fill a grocery store's shelves.

In some places, eggs have doubled in price in the past year. (Raysonho/CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Tuskegee University
What does your grocery tab have to do with diseases in birds? Find out why the prices of eggs is more complicated than you think. 
A snowy egret walks among green plants in low water.

A snowy egret on the search for something tasty. (William Bay/TRNERR).

Planet Forward Correspondent | Arizona State University
The beautiful landscape of the Tijuana River Estuarine Research Reserve is constantly threatened by human impacts. This is what the estuary's research team is doing about it.
A tea set laid out on a well-lit table.

Pu'er is named after a Yunnan town that is an important tea-processing and trading center in the province. (Photo courtesy Manki Kim/Unsplash)

George Washington University
Will the taste of Pu'er tea, associated with memories of my family in China, remain the same despite the effects of climate change?

A cow grazing at Colorado State University's Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center on Oct. 27, 2022, in Fort Collins, Colo. (Photo by Eric Forbes)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Colorado State University, Center for Science Communication
In this video, AgNext's Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson and Dr. Sara Place discuss the future of sustainable animal agriculture.
Dirty blue surgical mask on the ground covered in a few fallen leaves.

A discarded mask was one of the many types of litter resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. (Andy Mabbett/Creative Commons 4.0)

Northwestern University
From neighborhood cleanup to city-wide effort, Cleanup Club Chicago organizes volunteers in an effort to address plastic litter pollution.
A woman, seen from the back, is wearing light blue jeans and a black jacket carries a closed umbrella and is being blown back by the wind. She walks along a coastline's hard-packed sand on a cloudy, grey day.

The author on Crane Beach in Massachusetts on a cold and rainy day. (Photo courtesy Lisa Pemstein)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | Sea-level rise is threatening Crane Beach, Massachusetts: An important source of local revenue, an essential nesting site for Piping Plovers, and my life-long happy place. 

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