• Monarch Butterfly Winter Count Shows Significant Improvement

    This winter, volunteers counted more than 335,000 Western monarch butterflies in an annual survey, a big improvement over the last few years, but still far short of historical numbers. Observers only counted 2,000 of the iconic black-and-orange butterflies in 2020, and then 250,000 in 2021. Rebeca Quinonez-Pinon, senior manager of...
  • Desert Southwest Shows Resilience in Feeding Families Amid COVID-19

    When a nonprofit food center in the desert Southwest began a project to chronicle challenges of land and water access combined with climate change, they didn’t know COVID-19 was on the way – which demonstrated unexpected resiliency. The pandemic turned La Semilla Food Center’s storytelling project into a virtual event, but...