Signs of Life

Small stories about big change
Hope for Salmon as Dams Come Down

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

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

Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and droughts: A new coalition to investigate the impact of climate change on weather.

Paid Sick Leave for All

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

Getting healthy food on the shelves of convenience stores could be the first step toward replenishing food deserts.

Closing Down Coal Plants

Why shutting down 20 boilers nationwide could herald big changes for our energy future.