Science & Environment

Luis Reyes, CEO of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, cuts a red ribbon with local officials celebrating a new solar array.

Empowering Rural Electric Co-ops with Renewable Energy

How $10.7 billion in the Inflation Reduction Act offers the largest investment since the New Deal for rural electrification.
Kristi Eaton

Appalachian Trout Struggle To Survive Climate Change

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians fear their tribal fisheries are under threat
Dan Chapman
a blue bus is parked next to a bus stop

Rural Idaho County Thrives with Free Bus Service

While rural public transportation can be scarce, Bonner County has found a solution
Sydney Chamberlain
A river trickles downstream from a concrete dam, amid a vibrant green forest

Cherokee Push for Dam Removal to Restore Fish Populations

A victory for wildlife on North Carolina's Oconaluftee River
Daniel Walton

Extreme Drought Threatens Farmers’ Livelihoods and Rural Economy

The signs of a changing climate harbinger hard times for agricultural communiities in the Great Plains and the Midwest
Bennet Goldstein, Wisconsin Watch

Three Ways to Stop the Pollution of Iowa’s Water

A University of Iowa researcher has a solution to the decades-long degradation of the state's water quality
Chris Jones

Uprooting Invasive Plants Across America

The Weed Wrangle movement invites people to pull together.
Maggie Gigandet
Feral pig and a cow

Canadian ‘Super Pigs’ Threaten Minnesota. How Will the State Respond? 

Experts say once a feral swine population is established, it’s nearly impossible to remove.
Madison McVan, Investigate Midwest
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May 3, 2023

Rural Women Are Leading the Conversation on Climate Justice

An interview with Mallory McDuff, author of Love Your Mother: 50 States, 50 Stories, and 50 Women United for Climate Justice

Daniel Walton
April 21, 2023

Five Myths About Wild Horses in the West

Despite Bureau of Land Management claims, wild horses do not damage the ecosystems of the American West

Chad Hanson
April 17, 2023

Five Native Groups Have Established Rights of Nature

"For Ho-Chunk, rights of nature has always been around.”

Craig M. Kauffman & Pamela L. Martin