Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

As a teenager in the 1990s, I was surrounded by campaigns for recycling and protecting the environment. I thought I wouldn’t have to live through the effects of climate change. Now, it seems we’re headed toward the dystopian future sci-fi and scientists warned us about.

Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States but a distinct place all its own, and it pains me to think my homeland might be lost to a climate catastrophe. Hurricane Maria, which struck in 2017, made it clear that Puerto Rico is not prepared for climate change, and even though we’ve seen some progress, I fear it might be too little, too late.

I’m finishing my senior year at home — and taking the opportunity to revisit formative stories from childhood

I realized these stories can help me navigate an uncertain future

My parents and I both live in coronavirus epicenters — but we’re separated by thousands of miles

We’re trying to have hope in Seattle and Italy

A trip to San Francisco showed me just how far-reaching the impact of coronavirus is

It’s impossible to ignore the rising number of cases around the world