Jessica Kutz is our gender, climate and sustainability reporter. Prior to joining The 19th, she was an editor and reporter at High Country News, a regional nonprofit that covers the Western United States. Her work has been republished in many outlets including The Guardian, Slate, Mother Jones and The Atlantic. She is based in Tucson, Arizona.
Environmental advocates are asking the EPA to take a stand on reproductive justice
Activists want the agency's new office for environmental justice to make the health of pregnant people, which is threatened by a changing climate and pollutants, an explicit priority.
In case of 10-year-old rape victim, Indiana medical board finds doctor violated patient privacy
The board stopped short of suspending the medical license of Dr. Caitlin Bernard or placing her on probation, opting for a reprimand and fines.
Meet the women working to grow local food systems on U.S. island territories
On island territories, where most food is imported, achieving a level of food sovereignty is becoming more urgent due to climate change.
How the future of sustainable fashion is rooted in the fight for garment worker protections in Los Angeles
A proposed community plan has enormous implications for the future of the L.A. fashion industry — and labor rights activists are working to make sure the district and its 20,000 workers are top of mind.
A mother-daughter duo wants healthy environments to be guaranteed in state constitutions
Maya and Anneke van Rossum’s proposed Green Amendments are part of a multigenerational effort to guarantee Americans the right to clean air, water, land and climate.
Principal historian Turkiya Lowe is reshaping how the National Park Service tells the American story
Lowe, the first Black person and the first woman to oversee the history taught in the parks system, is focused on everyday people and unsung heroes.
Women are less likely to buy electric vehicles than men. Here’s what’s holding them back.
The United States is pouring more money into electric vehicle infrastructure and rebates, but safety and affordability could be behind the gender gap between men and women owners.
How can we shield children from the impacts of climate change? Investments in schools can help.
A group of researchers and advocates are urging California to upgrade its education infrastructure to help residents and students adapt to the climate crisis.
‘You need water for everything’: Pregnant people and parents struggle to find safe water in Jackson
While water service has been returned to the Mississippi city’s general population, lead contamination is still making tap water unusable for pregnant people and young children.
This student was overwhelmed by ‘alarmist’ environmental education. So she designed her own college course.
Sage Lenier’s sustainability course at UC Berkeley focuses on solutions. Now she’s launching a nonprofit to equip students with the knowledge to help solve the climate crisis.