First, a geographic perspective. Then, the country's struggle to recognize ways in which it is changing—and might be improving.
New website features local voices to help encourage people to take part in conversations about a changing environment.
Local climbing coalition and authorities found a way to collaborate and keep access to a popular climbing area and preserve the environment.
Turtles, and people — a connected story, with an outcome you might not have guessed.
New reason to “think globally, and act locally.”
What does a mile-long stretch along the Penobscot River tell the walker about Bucksport, Maine? As it turns out, a lot.
Eastport, Maine has a long history of resilience. It’s still there today in Elijah Brice.
Bucksport's waterfront is a major natural asset for the Maine town. And along it runs Bucksport's Walkway. Here's a look at the river walk and why it matters.
This is the story of how citizens worked together toward a common goal in Washington, D.C. The story involves a change on the local level with significant, positive implications for other parts of the country and beyond.
American history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes. Crises keep cropping up—and so do ideas and solutions. Many innovations from the 1930s have new relevance for the post-pandemic 2020s. Here is an example, and the thinking behind it.
Using tree planting as an axis to connect job creation, climate sustainability, urban renewal, and economic equity and inclusion.
Designed to address both the causes and the effects of California's exposure to climate change.
Last month, as part of a “Big Little Ideas” series, I mentioned a surprisingly valuable short-term step that communities can take, on their own, for positive climate effects. That is to start planting…
Recently Deb Fallows kicked off a series of “Big Little Ideas”—innovations or reforms that could be applied fairly easily at the local level and that might have cumulatively very important effect.…
A documentary about small towns and renewable energy produced for the American Futures project.
At its peak, nearly one century ago in 1920, the coal-mining industry employed nearly 800,000 people in the United States. Decade by decade, as America’s population has swelled and its…