Considered a model facility, the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall still places youth in 23-hour isolation, sometimes for days on end. But amid a national debate over juvenile solitary confinement, Santa Cruz could serve as a guide for reform.
Demand for animal protein is surging, and so are the environmental costs of producing it. So researchers in the Netherlands are exploring alternatives to livestock, from insects to faux cuts of beef to lab-grown meat.
Efforts to encourage greater use of food resources growing within the city are taking root in Seattle. It’s part of a movement to bring urban foraging from the margins to the mainstream as a hedge against climate change and food insecurity.