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The environmental activist says surviving an existential threat like climate change requires honesty—and hope.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Sep 19, 2019
Here’s how indigenous leaders pulled together a grassroots movement to resist the pipeline expansion.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Aug 30, 2018
We asked readers what they wanted to see in our affordable housing issue. More than 3,000 of you responded. You wanted to know about community solutions — how cities are stopping gentrification, taking the greed out of development, and innovating ownership and financing models. You also told us that living in community was important — that maybe Americans had lost sight of that — and that multigenerational housing was a solution that could address the needs of an aging population along with those of a new generation of adults. This helped us decide what stories to put in the issue. Something else did, too.
We need wild salmon—and not just because they’re tasty. They are an indicator of ecosystem health.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Jul 5, 2018
From food assistance for the poor to subsidies for a corporate food system, the nation’s next farm bill is taking shape.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Jun 14, 2018
The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Nov 22, 2017
“Indigenous women ... often are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.”
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Oct 21, 2017
A few months after temporarily shutting down 13 Chase branches, Seattle climate activists were at it again with a tar sands petition.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Aug 22, 2017
By collecting climate change data, monitoring air quality, and reverse-engineering insulin, locals are creating a more just and equitable society.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Feb 28, 2017
In California and Ohio, two city governments are entrusting their citizens with budgeting and rewarding banks for valuing local communities.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Jan 17, 2015
In 10 Years, No One In Helsinki Will Even Want to Own a Car: 3 Simple Ideas That Are Making Cities Sustainable
An app that combines the affordability of ride sharing with the reliability of taxis. Playgrounds built as sponges for reusable greywater. From Finland to California, the cities of the future are here.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Jan 16, 2015
Three Ideas for Inclusive Cities: How Raleigh, Seattle, and Others Are Bringing Everyone Into the Fold
From city-issued ID cards to open-source data anyone can access, simple urban innovations are creating more transparent and equitable cities.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Jan 14, 2015
It's not hard to bring a little more equality into each others' lives.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Sep 26, 2014
Out-of-the-box ideas for putting healthier food on our neighborhood plates—and make friends doing it.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Nov 28, 2013
From sharing to repairing, the inspiration you need to lighten your load.
Shannan Lenke Stoll | Sep 6, 2013
People Used to Sleep Twice a Night, With a Break in Between: 7 Ways to Connect With Our Wild Human Roots
Color like a butterfly, eat like an ancient healer, and other ways to rediscover your inner wildness.