Ingfei Chen
Ingfei Chen is a freelance writer in Northern California. Her stories about science, medicine and the environment have appeared in publications including Scientific American, the New York Times and Smithsonian.

How heat kills farmworkers

On a recent summer morning in Mendota, a small farming community in California’s Central Valley, the sun glared down from a cloudless sky. The temperature was heading toward 101 degrees, and it had hit 106 a few days before—not unlike the blistering heat that blanketed much of the West Coast over Labor Day weekend. While… » Read More

Media Partner
This Story’s Impact
  • 8 MILLION MONTHLY READERSHIP
    Mother Jones

California’s drought creates an unexpected casualty: sports

A year ago, Lauren Porter worked out twice a week at dawn with a women’s soccer club on the main recreational field at the University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC). The field commands a view of scenic Monterey Bay. “Every morning, it was so great,” says 21-year-old Porter, a fourth-year environmental studies major. More on this story… » Read More

Media Partner
This Story’s Impact
  • 26.5M Monthly US/
    90.5M Monthly Global Readership
    The Guardian

Rehabilitating hospital food: aiming for healthy, sustainable and savory

In reviews on Yelp, San Francisco’s Moffitt Café averages four-and-a-half out of five stars. “Unbelievable variety, farm to table fresh food, wide produce selection, and great prices!” enthuses one customer. “I’m really happy with eating here, they have SO many options,” gushes another. More on this story Read more of our reporting on nutrition & food… » Read More

Media Partner
This Story’s Impact
  • 26.5M Monthly US/
    90.5M Monthly Global Readership
    The Guardian