Sasha Khokha

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Why California's Drought-Stressed Fruit May Be Better For You

Thursday, October 23, 2014

California's severe drought is putting stress on everyone these days: the neighborhoods whose wells are running dry; the farmers forced to experiment with growing their produce with much less water; and of course, the thirsty fruits and vegetables themselves.

But preliminary research suggests there may be an upside ...


As Their Wells Run Dry, California Residents Blame Thirsty Farms

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Imagine flushing the toilet and watching sand come up. That's what happened to Pam Vieira, who lives south of Modesto, Calif. Her water well has slowed to a trickle, and you can see the sand in the tank of her toilet.

"Sometimes we have brown water," Vieira says. "Sometimes we ...


Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply

Monday, June 30, 2014

Farmers and ranchers, increasingly reliant on pumping groundwater, are desperate to have more and more wells installed. This frenzy could deplete California's aquifers, experts say.


As Yosemite Park Turns 150, Charms And Challenges Endure

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Yosemite National Park, in California's Sierra Nevada, is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the law that preserved it — and planted the seeds for the National Park system. At the same time, the park faces the challenge of protecting the natural wonders from their own popularity.

Since President Abraham Lincoln ...


Despite Barriers, Farm Worker Breaks Silence About Rape Case

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

This is the second story in a two-part report about sexual assault of agricultural workers in the U.S. Read part one.

It started with a missing paycheck.

In 2006, Guadalupe Chavez, a farm worker in California's Central Valley, was supposed to earn $245 for a week of ...


Silenced By Status, Farm Workers Face Rape, Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

This is part one of a two-part report about sexual assault of agricultural workers in the U.S.

Even though it's a warm day in California's Salinas Valley, Maricruz Ladino looks like she's going ice fishing.

"I look like a tamale — so many layers!" she says in Spanish.

The 40-year-old ...