City Seeks Polluter Protections

By Kevin Hall The Fresno mayor and City Council are working to legally bulletproof future industrial development from citizen lawsuits that challenge their dangerous growth plans. Elected officials seek...

Water and Environmental Justice in the Central Valley

By Nayamin Martinez* Water is a vital resource for human survival. While we can go without eating for three weeks, we cannot survive without water for more than three...

Ag Burning Here to Stay for Another Four Years

By Nayamin Martinez At the beginning of March 2021, Laura heard a loud thunder, like the sound of a gun being fired. When she checked where the noise came...

The Community Alliance Stir it Up Radio Show has Returned to KFCF

Amanda Tripp Amanda Tripp hosts the return of the Community Alliance Stir it Up Radio Show on KFCF 88.1 FM.  The first show was on Wednesday, April 7 and featured...

Activist Scholarship: Against the Devil

By Daniel O’Connell The Devil’s Fruit: Farmworkers, Health and Environmental Justice by Dvera I. Saxton. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, Paperback, $34.95. Although many of...

Climate Change: National, State and Local Not on the Same Page

By Nayamin Martinez The Biden administration took two early measures to fulfill its campaign commitments to address climate change: 1) The United States rejoined the Paris Agreement, and 2)...

Power of Fire Destroys

By Janet CapellaPhotos by Peter Maiden The Creek Fire started on Sept. 4, 2020, the first day of Labor Day weekend, in the isolated woodland between Big Creek and...

Our “Right to Know” When Pesticides Are Applied

By Nayamin Martinez and Sarah Aird The San Joaquin Valley is often called “the food basket of the world” because it is one of the major agricultural producers in...

Central Valley on Fire, Hearts Inflamed

By I. smiley G. Calderón As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage among us, dangerous wildfires are raging around us here in Fresno County. There have been at least...

Giant Sequoia Groves, Wilderness Areas, Communities Burning

By Vic Bedoian Like other California wildfires this year, the SQF Complex was sparked by lightning and is actively ablaze inside two groves of giant sequoias and through the...

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