New studies show that people with deep roots in the place where they live are better equipped to handle upheavals of the type that come with climate change.
Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better.
As climate change makes it more difficult to practice agriculture in their ancestral homelands, indigenous communities are exchanging seeds in hopes of finding the hardiest varieties.
When I was growing up, the conveniences of modern life took over my mother’s kitchen, and our health declined as a result. Here’s what happened when we went back to the way our ancestors dined.
By stripping a technical report of its jargon and unfathomably large numbers, Gregory C. Johnson's haikus offer an arresting and informative entry point into climate science.
Julia Trigg-Crawford claims that the state of Texas has no process to determine whether projects that seize landowners' property are really in the public benefit.
Coffee, chocolate, cheese, beer—it’s rare for anyone to get through a day without eating fermented foods celebrated for their powerful flavors and unique healing qualities.
“Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.”
The student-led movement to divest from fossil fuels is helping us think about the issue in a very different way.
Why moving utilities from corporate to public control puts energy, dollars, and decisions into the hands of local communities.
Hundreds of ordinary people are contributing to a crowd-sourced effort to measure Fukushima's impact.
A doctor discovers exposure to healthy farm soil holds keys to healthy bodies.