PACIFIC STANDARD Will the environmental impact of cannabis balloon as legalization sweeps across the country? It’s hard to get a word in with Derek Smith. He’s winding through the crowd, shaking hands and nodding hellos across the locker-lined corridors of Revolution Hall, a hulking high school auditorium-turned-venue in Portland, Oregon. At one point, Smith stops … More In Search of a Greener Future for the Weed Industry
Across the world, cities are taking the lead on climate change. Take Portland, Ore., for example, which recently passed two ambitious resolutions aimed at halting plans to turn the Pacific Northwest into a fossil fuel hub. Read more in my story for Pacific Standard.
After more than two decades of international negotiations, the countries of the world have yet to agree on a serious plan to combat climate change. Fed up with the wait, some activists are taking a different approach: suing their governments for their inaction and the damage it will cause. Learn about a landmark case in … More Dutch citizens sue their government over climate