Susie Cagle, The Guardian

Susie Cagle

The Guardian

Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Susie:

'Haven't seen a dime': five small businesses on the struggle to survive a pandemic

From a California stylist to an Oregon bookshop, west coast business owners say government assistance has been little help → Read More

Keeping America fed: six workers on life in the thick of the coronavirus crisis

The essential workers manning grocery stores, restaurants, fields and warehouses in their own words → Read More

'A disastrous situation': mountains of food wasted as coronavirus scrambles supply chain

Farmers are seeing produce rot in fields and dairy wash down drains as they rush to find areas of demand and prevent closures → Read More

'Fees are murder': delivery apps profit as restaurants forced to close doors

Coronavirus crisis has decimated food service – and apps still likely won’t be enough to keep many small businesses alive → Read More

California’s farm workers pick America's essential produce – unprotected from coronavirus

California’s roughly 400,000 agricultural workers are deemed essential, but often without proper safety measures or guaranteed benefits → Read More

'I could be on the street': 100,000 jobs at risk as coronavirus pummels California restaurants

Workers face layoffs and uncertainty as virus’s damage threatens to ripple through economy → Read More

'Fear is not productive': what the US is getting right – and wrong – on coronavirus

John Swartzberg, an infectious disease expert, says the US has ‘completely bungled’ Covid-19 testing. But panic won’t fix things → Read More

Where do the 2020 Democratic candidates stand on the climate crisis?

In California – which hosts its primary on Tuesday – voters are all too familiar with the toll of environmental disasters → Read More

'Lost communities': thousands of wells in rural California may run dry

Years of pumping, drought and a thirsty agriculture industry have taken a heavy toll on the water supply – and new plans are leaving vulnerable residents behind → Read More

'Without water we can't grow anything': can small farms survive California's landmark water law?

For the first time in history, the state is regulating the groundwater that fuels its massive agriculture industry. Now the smallest farms face the biggest threat → Read More

Everything you need to know about California's historic water law

Regulation will have significant impacts on the state’s $50bn agriculture industry, rural communities and endangered wetlands → Read More

Dry February sends California back to drought: 'This hasn't happened in 150 years'

February is typically one of the wettest months in California, but the state is parched, and there’s no moisture in the forecasts → Read More

Washington state takes bold step to restrict companies from bottling local water

State senate passes bill to ban new permits for water bottling operations, calling process ‘detrimental to public welfare’ → Read More

Shannen Doherty reveals terminal cancer amid wildfire insurance battle

Actor has not received compensation for her home, which was damaged by smoke from the 2018 Woolsey fire → Read More

California's wildfire risk keeps getting worse. Now a decade of blackouts lies ahead

The state’s 2019 fire season was relatively mild, but included nine public safety power shutoffs. Is it making the system safer? → Read More

Fire-starting weed or ecological scapegoat? The battle over California's eucalyptus trees

The fight over a celebrated exotic plant highlights questions over California’s future amid the climate crisis → Read More

'Fire is medicine': The tribes burning California forests to save them

For millennia, native people have used small burns to protect the land. The US government outlawed the process for a century before recognizing its value → Read More

California wildfires: what role has the climate crisis played? – video explainer

Thousands of firefighters have been battling wildfires across California, after warm temperatures, strong winds and low humidity turned the state into a 'tinderbox' → Read More

How a Guardian story led to a landmark case against big tobacco – podcast

In June 2018 Sarah Boseley wrote about child labour in the tobacco fields of Malawi. Human rights lawyer Martyn Day read her story and decided to sue British American Tobacco. They recently returned to Malawi to check on the progress of the case. And: Susie Cagle on the Californian wildfires → Read More

‘Not our mission’: private fire crews protect the insured, not the public

Agencies hired to protect assets look like first responders but, if a fire puts them in danger, they can become a liability → Read More