Mark Schapiro, a correspondent with the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, California specializes in international and environmental stories. His award-winning work appears in all media: in publications such as Harpers, Mother Jones, The Atlantic, Yale 360 and The Nation; on television, including PBS FRONTLINE/World; on public radio including KQED and Marketplace; and on the web. He is currently writing a book for Wiley & Co. investigating the back-story to our carbon footprints. His previous book, EXPOSED: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power, reveals the health and economic implications for American citizens and U.S. companies of the tightening of environmental standards by the European Union.
Salty groundwater is ruining almond crops in the Central Valley, and scientists expect sea level rise to worsen the problem. This video is part of the Heat and Harvest series, co-produced by KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting.