An Indigenous reservation has a novel way to grow food- below the earth’s surface
Underground greenhouses are helping people to take back control of their nutrition and ease farming amid the climate crisis.
Nuclear waste ravaged their land. The Yakama Nation is on a quest to rescue it
A generation after it was decommissioned, tribal members are still working to clean up the Hanford nuclear site, one of the most contaminated spots in the US.
With virtual fencing, ranchers can herd cows from a computer
Using GPS collars and solar-powered towers, Washington’s first virtual fence keeps cattle penned but lets other wildlife wander free.
Hawaii to close its only coal power plant in a step toward renewable energy
Lawmakers approved legislation in 2020 banning coal for electricity production by the end of this year.
‘Why not me?’: the boot camp giving Indigenous women the tools to run for office
Indigenous women are underrepresented in the US Congress and other elected offices. The Native Action Network wants to change that
The Indigenous tribe fighting back against the addiction epidemic
The Lummi Nation, on the US west coast, has faced addiction issues for decades. Now they are utilizing a combination of culturally-based healing and western approaches
Original caretakers: Indigenous groups team up with conservationists to protect swaths of US
Environmental organizations and tribes have been coming together to protect the natural world, and a key part of this teamwork has been land transfers
The crisis unfolding in America’s Christmas tree capital
Farmers in Oregon had their ‘worst summer ever’ as heat, drought and extreme weather threaten industry
Famously rainy Seattle breaks its fall rain record after a summer of extreme heat
The city accumulated about 19 in of rain between September and the end of November, a stark contrast to the summer’s searing temperatures
‘Heal the past’: first Native American confirmed to oversee national parks
Charles “Chuck” F Sams III made history this week in becoming the first-ever Native American confirmed to lead the National Park Service.