Signs of Life
Small stories about big change
Does the U.S. Have a Legal Responsibility to Stop Climate Change?
by Lindsay Kuceraposted Feb 22, 2012
- Seven teenagers think so—and they’re taking the federal government to court.
Organic Farmers Take Monsanto to Court
by April Dávilaposted Feb 12, 2012
- Why hundreds of thousands are seeking protection from the seed giant.
In Florida, a “People’s Plan” for Change
by Jennifer Kayeposted Feb 01, 2012
- Occupiers across the state convened for the first time to draft a legislative plan that serves the 99 percent.
“Govern As If Our Future Matters”
by Lindsay Kuceraposted Feb 01, 2012
- To jumpstart much-needed climate action, Alec Loorz and other teenagers are taking the federal government to court.
Hope for Salmon as Dams Come Down
by Jennifer Kayeposted Dec 26, 2011
- The destruction of two Washington State dams will restore depleted fisheries, create jobs, and maybe even change how we manage our rivers.
New Rights for California’s Undocumented
by Jen Hortonposted Dec 16, 2011
- A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.
Extreme Weather Research Makeover
by Sarah Kuckposted Sep 01, 2011
- Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and droughts: A new coalition to investigate the impact of climate change on weather.
A Sit-In to Save a Sacred Site
by Lily Hicksposted Sep 01, 2011
- How local tribes stopped a Bay Area burial ground from becoming a parking lot.
The Coming of the Coal-Free Campus
by Jen Hortonposted Sep 01, 2011
- Why students across the country are asking schools to clean up their act.
Paid Sick Leave for All
by Rebecca Leisherposted Sep 01, 2011
- Nearly 40 percent of all U.S. private sector workers get no paid sick days—but Connecticut is leading the way to change that.
From Farm to Corner Store
by Lily Hicksposted Aug 28, 2011
- Getting healthy food on the shelves of convenience stores could be the first step toward replenishing food deserts.
Communities Push Back on Fracking
by James Trimarcoposted Jun 15, 2011
- Gaining ground in the fight against controversial natural gas extraction.
Farming Careers for Young Veterans
by Robert Mellingerposted Jun 15, 2011
- Soldiers returning to a bleak job market grow a new set of skills.
Closing Down Coal Plants
by Sarah Kuckposted Jun 15, 2011
- Why shutting down 20 boilers nationwide could herald big changes for our energy future.
Census Data Shows More Multiracial Americans
by Oliver Lazenbyposted Jun 15, 2011
- With nine million multiracial Americans, the nation has come a long way.