Neighbor Loaves program protects every stage of grain production amid pandemic

Faith Albano reaches into the back seat of her car to take out bags of bread donations from Hewn and load them into the Hillside Food Pantry.

By Carlyn Kranking Medill Reports On March 16, Hewn bakery in Evanston had 65 wholesale customers. The next day, it had only four. As the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country, shutting down businesses and driving customers indoors, the Midwest’s grain supply chain strained under the pressure. At Hewn, the resulting loss of wholesale customers, […]

Melting glaciers on Mount Everest could threaten freshwater for millions and world economies

Comer Conference Mattas

By Shivani Majmudar Medill Reports Amid this year’s global pandemic, the world is also fighting more frequent and severe hurricanes, larger wildfires and prolonged heat waves—indicative that climate change is real and it’s happening now. “We’re at the blinking yellow light,” said Laura Mattas, a graduate research student at the University of Maine’s Climate Change […]