The Local Motives duo Nate Murray and Cody Pfister traveled to southeastern Massachusetts in October 2018 to document how climate change is hurting cranberry growers. Shifts in the growing season are throwing off farmer’s schedules, and changes to precipitation – both too much and not enough – are changing crop yields. Learn more in this video:

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A person is interviewed by another person while standing in a cranberry blog.

Local Motives producer Cody Pfister stands in a cranberry bog to interview an A.D. Makepeace employee at the company’s Cranberry Harvest Celebration. (Photo: Courtesy of Cody Pfister).

Every few weeks, Yale Climate Connections will share a new video from Local Motives. This “On the Road” video web series showcases local perspectives on the challenges and solutions associated with climate change. It is the production of two friends, Nate Murray and Cody Pfister, traveling across the 50 states seeking to establish an authentic conversation about the impacts of climate change.

Samantha Harrington, director of audience experience for Yale Climate Connections, is a journalist and graphic designer with a background in digital media and entrepreneurship. Sam is especially interested...