Dispatches From a Changing Arctic
The first in a new series of reported stories from Alaska and the three Canadian northern territories documenting how the region is responding as it increasingly becomes the focus of global debates over climate change, territorial claims, resource industries, and more.
What Would It Cost to Sign Away Liability to a Fracking Co?
A Pennsylvania gas company offers residents cash to buy protection from any claims of harm.
Why Now Is the Right Time to Protect and Nurture Our Urban Commons
In urban areas, where over four-fifths of Americans reside, how do we define the commons? Streets, parks and plazas, libraries, schools, waterways, public transportation, courthouses? How about the places that give a community its identity, and knit us together?
The Tagalong Metals: The Valuable Byproducts of Mining Copper
Inside the mining industry’s epic but surprisingly fragile push to keep pace with demand for the raw materials of modern life.