Rural America

Native Voters Could Swing the 2020 Election—If They’re Able to Vote
Menominee tribal citizens are working to make Native votes count in Wisconsin
Stephanie Woodard
Vandana Shiva: The Pandemic Is a Consequence of the War Against Life
The health emergency of the coronavirus is inseparable from the health emergency of extinction, biodiversity loss and climate change
Vandana Shiva
No Parks for the Poor
In the face of budget cuts, some land management agencies are ramping up user fees — and betraying the egalitarian promise of public lands.
Joseph Bullington
The EPA Responded to a Respiratory Virus by Relaxing Pollution Controls
Major polluters were deemed 'essential.' Under EPA policy, environmental and safety inspectors were not.
Victor B. Flatt and Joel A. Mintz
Healthy Food Comes from Healthy Land, Not from Laboratories
Manufactured meat substitutes do nothing to restore the ecosystems and rural communities ravaged by industrial agriculture.
Will Harris
Sorry Sonny: National Forests Are Not Crops
Secretary of Agriculture Perdue has prioritized logging, mining and grazing on the National Forests that shelter many threatened species.
Adam Rissien
Will Bayer Get the Drift on Dicamba?
The agrochemical company has been ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in lawsuits alleging its potent herbicide drifts and damages crops.
Dave Dickey
‘People Are Still Putting Their Bodies on the Line to Stop this Pipeline’
A court found that the Dakota Access Pipeline was built unlawfully. These water protectors are still in prison for trying to stop it.
Joseph Bullington
Agricultural Workers Lose Millions of Dollars Each Year to Employer Wage Theft
It’s against U.S. labor laws, but that hasn’t stopped employers from withholding more than $65 million in worker wages over the last two decades.
Pramod Acharya
Animals and Plants Are Relocating Because of Climate Change. Should They Be Considered Invasive?
Jenny Morber
Report: More Environmentalists Were Murdered Last Year Than Ever Before
Ashoka Mukpo
Rural Black Lives Matter
After Travon Brown found a cross burning in his yard, he organized a Black Lives Matter march in the rural town of Marion, Va., where hundreds of angry counter-protestors were ready and waiting.
Mason Adams
From Tractors to Phones, Companies Don’t Want You to Repair Stuff. Appalachians Are Fighting Back
Carolina Norman
Between Dwindling Revenue and Rising Virus Cases, Rural Hospitals Face a Reckoning
April Simpson
Bayer Engineered a New Corn Seed That’s Resistant to Five Herbicides. But How Long Will It Work?
Johnathan Hettinger
‘We Get There First or White Supremacists Do’: How These Rural Canvassers Disrupt Racist Narratives
Jordan Green
Black People Own Less of the U.S. than 100 Years Ago. A ‘Black Commons’ Could Help Reverse the Trend
Julian Agyeman and Kofi Boone
Coronavirus Has Shown that Our Food System Is Broken. Now Is the Time to Make It More Resilient
Emma Burnett and Luke Owen
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