When the Levee Breaks: A New Approach to Managing Rivers
Hamilton City leads California in a new approach to managing rivers.
Could Managed Consumption Be a Better Form of Treatment for Alcoholism?
Managed alcohol programs, which provide homeless alcoholics with housing and small amounts of booze, may seem counterintuitive, but they fit squarely within a philosophy of addiction treatment known as harm reduction—and they're working.
Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, Two Generations at a Time
New anti-poverty programs, focused on helping children and parents both, are succeeding where others have failed.
How to Improve the Primary Process? Make It Less Democratic.
It sounds counterintuitive—and would be a hard sell—but making the way the two major political parties nominate candidates less traditionally democratic could also make it more open to compromise and negotiation.
Inside the Mind of America's Favorite Gun Researcher
John Lott is a one-man pro-gun research machine whose work has been cited nearly 200 times by the National Rifle Association. The problem? Many of his peers have major misgivings about his methods.
This Native Tribe Is Reintroducing a Disappeared Species on Its Own Land
And the federal government can't do much about it.
Seed Librarians Are Fighting to Protect the U.S.'s Resilient and Diverse Food System
How seed libraries are fighting against agricultural giants to increase genetic diversity in our crops.
This Is Your Brain on Poverty: Breaking Down Barriers
A surprisingly small tweak to the college admissions process yields an impressive increase in the enrollment of low-income students.