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Game Changer: EPA to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Power Plants Game Changer: EPA to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Power Plants
by Brandon Baker
Coal-fired power plants are responsible for about 40 percent of United States' carbon emissions. That pollution would be regulated for the first time under the new proposed rules.
"Look Mom, No Bus!"—Walking to School Helps Kids Stay Fit and Have Fun "Look Mom, No Bus!"—Walking to School Helps Kids Stay Fit and Have Fun
by Molly Rusk
A program called the Walking School Bus provides kids an easy way to get regular exercise while getting to know their neighborhood.
“Closing Down the Mine Brought Our Community Back Together”: How a Small Pacific Island Stood Up to a Transnational Company “Closing Down the Mine Brought Our Community Back Together”: How a Small Pacific Island Stood Up to a Transnational Company
Clive Porabou was born on the Pacific island of Bougainville. Transnational mining company Rio Tinto was beginning to dig the world’s largest open-pit copper mine, displacing native residents. Armed conflict started even before excavation began.
“In 10 Years, I Want to Walk Again”: How a Worker Making Circuit Boards Got Sick—and Is Holding Samsung Accountable “In 10 Years, I Want to Walk Again”: How a Worker Making Circuit Boards Got Sick—and Is Holding Samsung Accountable
by Hye-kyeong Han
While manufacturing circuit boards for Samsung, Hye-kyeong Han was diagnosed with a brain tumor, leading her to undergo a number of surgeries and radiation treatments. She was just 26 years old.
“Now They Can’t Get Me to Stop Talking”: How a Teenage Tobacco Farmworker in North Carolina Found Her Voice “Now They Can’t Get Me to Stop Talking”: How a Teenage Tobacco Farmworker in North Carolina Found Her Voice
by Neftali Cuello
In North Carolina, when school gets out each summer, a stream of young people—nearly all Latino—head into the fields to help bring in the state’s most profitable crop: tobacco. Neftali Cuello was twelve years old when she first accompanied her family into the fields.
We Went Behind the Scenes of the Global Economy to Bring Back Workers’ Stories We Went Behind the Scenes of the Global Economy to Bring Back Workers’ Stories
by Corinne Goria
After dozens of interviews, the guiding question of this oral history project shifted from, “Who are the people in the factories?” to, “How are workers and communities putting their futures at risk when they demand something better?”
The Boomers "Failed" Us: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Anger, Love, and Sacrifice The Boomers "Failed" Us: Climate Activist Tim DeChristopher on Anger, Love, and Sacrifice
by Sarah van Gelder
First the anger, then the love—overcoming generational anger to find the courage required for the difficult work ahead.
Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It Portland's E. Coli Scare: How Mushrooms Could Have Helped Prevent It
by James Trimarco
Filters that contain fungi with powerful antibiotic properties can help remove harmful bacteria from water.
Tennessee Tied Teachers' Jobs to Standardized Test Scores. Here's How They Pushed Back—And Won. Tennessee Tied Teachers' Jobs to Standardized Test Scores. Here's How They Pushed Back—And Won.
by Molly Rusk
The teachers found their careers at risk when an erratic statistical tool became a key measure of their success.
"Black Women’s Blueprint" Helps Low-Income Women Get By—Through Bartering "Black Women’s Blueprint" Helps Low-Income Women Get By—Through Bartering
by Laura Flanders
Farah Tanis learned that, of the women in poverty she worked with, 9 out of 10 had experienced violence—so she started a bartering network to help them survive.
Remembering Maya Angelou: Fiery Poet of Peace Remembering Maya Angelou: Fiery Poet of Peace
In Angelou's poem "A Brave and Startling Truth," we can sense the poet's yearning for a more peaceful and loving future.
Everyone Still Loves "Reading Rainbow" (And This New Kickstarter Proves It) Everyone Still Loves "Reading Rainbow" (And This New Kickstarter Proves It)
by Christopher Zumski Finke
The PBS classic, which taught a love of books to generations of kids, will be coming back in an online version.
A Lesson in Tranquility ... From a Porcupine A Lesson in Tranquility ... From a Porcupine
by Shannon Hayes
A midnight run-in with a spiny interloper forced me to re-evaluate my priorities.
Fear of a Brown Planet: Watch This Stand-Up Comedian Explain 'Reverse Racism' Fear of a Brown Planet: Watch This Stand-Up Comedian Explain 'Reverse Racism'
by Kali Swenson
Bullying, police brutality, and everyday insensitivities are regularly lampooned with Australians Aamer Rahman and Nazeem Hussain's weapon of choice: comedy.
How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller How Wolves Help Yellowstone's Trees Grow Taller
In some parts of the park, the average height of the trees quintupled over six years.
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