Breaking down climate change cluesfrom ocean floors to measure iceberg melting

Zhou aboard the R/V Tioga holding a net tow.

By Grace Rodgers  Medill Reports Melting freshwater icebergs raise critical questions about ocean circulation. However, to find answers to what’s happening on ocean surfaces, some scientists are searching ocean floors for evidence of past environments and clues to the pace of current climate change. As a fifth-year Ph.D. student at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, […]

Welcoming the stranger: refugees in America

by Caroline Love Medill Reports There are 26 million refugees in the world today, according to the United Nations, but only a fraction of them will gain a new home. “Less than one percent will ever be resettled into a third country,” said Sue Horgan, the senior director of program operations at Exodus World Service. […]

Chicago urban growers fight for affordable and equitable water access

Gina Jamison, owner of Kuumba Tre-Ahm garden

By Caroline Catherman and Carlyn Kranking Medill Reports Urban farms and community gardens in Chicago produce over 500,000 pounds of crops in a year, according to a 2015 study by DePaul University and NeighborSpace. Much of this food helps feed Chicago communities. Local food sources are especially crucial in a pandemic. When food has to […]