This week, author and journalist Mark Arax chronicles the journey water takes in California, from the mountainous peaks and snow melts of the north, through the nut and fruit farms of the Central Valley, and up and over the mountain to the faucets and swimming pools of Southern California. Environmental attorney Thomas Linzey discusses his work defending the “rights of nature.” Science writer Lucy Jones makes the connection between nature and mental health. At the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, Dawn Birch reveals unprecedented steps she and her husband are taking to irrigate their property, and Chef Carlos Salgado is in search of peaches.
Mother Nature, California drought, water rights
From this Episode:
Overdeveloped land, subsidence, large populations: California’s water crisis
Through fierce reporting and captivating prose, journalist Mark Arax paints a vivid and complex portrait of California and its water.
Defending the rights of nature: A new approach to save the planet
“We need to do something different,” says Thomas Linzey, Senior Legal Counsel at the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights .
Investigating the healing powers of nature
Recovering from addictions to drugs and alcohol, science and nature writer Lucy Jones discovered that a walk among trees had just as many benefits to her healing than...