Latest from Darryl Fears

A harvest for the world: A Black family farm is fighting racism in agriculture and climate change

Leah Penniman is teaching people of color to work the land without tilling and pesticides that harm the land and air. Hundreds are on a waiting list to learn.
  • Jun 28, 2021

Surfside ramps up investigation into cause of building collapse, as four more bodies identified

A veteran engineer hired by the town of Surfside plans an autopsy of the tower examining the foundation, concrete, leaks, groundwater and possible intrusion of saltwater.
  • Jun 27, 2021

Before condo collapse, rising seas long pressured Miami coastal properties

Authorities and scientists say it’s too soon to say whether rising seas played a role in the waterfront building’s fall.
  • Jun 25, 2021

Controversial St. Croix refinery ceases operations given ‘extreme financial constraints’

Facing massive unpaid bills, Limetree Bay refinery announced Monday it would stay shut indefinitely.
  • Jun 21, 2021

Biden administration moves to bring back endangered species protections undone under Trump

The decision to bolster the federal government’s power to protect vanishing plants and animals comes as the world finds itself in the midst of what United Nations scientists say is a worldwide decline in biodiversity that threatens to erode food systems and other key parts of the global economy.
  • Jun 4, 2021

Bird lovers are grappling with honorary names linked to racists. Audubon tops the list.

A debate is underway in ornithology on whether to retain bird names honoring men who were enslavers, grave robbers and supremacists who defended the Southern cause.
  • Jun 3, 2021

EPA orders Virgin Islands refinery to shut down, citing ‘imminent’ health threat

The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday ordered a controversial refinery on St. Croix to stay shut indefinitely on the grounds that it poses an "imminent" threat to people’s health, the most aggressive move the Biden administration has taken yet to address the harm caused by U.S. oil industry.
  • May 14, 2021

After another leak, EPA probes whether St. Croix refinery poses ‘an imminent risk to people’s health’

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it was weighing whether a controversial refinery on St. Croix posed "an imminent risk to people's health" after a third accident in the span of three months sickened local residents and forced some schools to close.
  • May 7, 2021

What do cicadas taste like? The Post answers your Brood X questions.

In the coming weeks (if not already), billions of cicadas will emerge from 17 years underground.
  • May 6, 2021