Signs of Life

Small stories about big change
Georgia Professors Teach Undocumented Students—for Free

Georgia is one of three states that exclude undocumented students from full access to higher education. "Freedom University" operates on the principle that “you can stop me from going to a UGA classroom, but you can’t stop a UGA professor from teaching me.”

Full Speed Ahead for Coal Train Opposition

The battle over exporting coal is a crossroads for the Pacific Northwest. Will the region stay its course toward clean energy, or become a global trafficking hub for the most dangerous fossil fuel?

A Bill of Rights—for Homeowners

California’s new law gives increased protection to people threatened with foreclosure. Will other states follow?

WTO Rules Against Labeling Meat

Now the U.S. has to gut a law that protects consumers from imported mystery meat—or pay the price.

After the Drought: Will Climate Reporting Take Off?

After the release of a report on links between extreme weather and climate change, Americans may get what polls show 80 percent of us want: more environmental reporting in mainstream news.

Feedback from the Melting Arctic

NASA completed a cross-institutional study on rising methane levels in the Arctic. The results, we're afraid, do not look good.