What Environmental Conservation Looks Like at America's Biggest Port

Beginning with a 2021 drone crash that caused thousands of elegant terns to scatter from their nesting place on protected estuarial wetlands near Southern California’s port complex, Christina Dunbar-Hester, current Member in the School of Social Science, discusses how industry and wildlife battle for their share of this coastline.

"To protect human and animal life alike, we have to confront the zero-sum logic where goods movement crowds out space for flourishing life. The first step should be rethinking the very concepts of 'wild' and 'developed' spaces alike, with the aim of finding a path to an economic future less dependent on both unsustainable 'growth' and sacrifice."

Read more at Zócalo Public Square.