Thursday, May 13, 2021

Tag: rural America

5 ways Biden can help rural America thrive and bridge the...

The question is, will federal leadership take the bold steps necessary to address rural marginalization and start mending these divisions?

Rural America needs Medicare for All now

Only a system that puts the well-being of all people above enriching a few will deliver the care we need, where and when we need it, and keep our rural communities alive and vibrant.

Drinking water for millions in rural America contaminated with suspected carcinogen

Farmers are largely exempt from federal or state regulations that could stem water pollution.

How to rebuild progressive politics in rural America

Progressives and Democrats aren’t giving nearly the amount of attention they should to rural America if they hope to truly impact the elections.

How to keep businesses (and small towns) alive when owners retire

In Kansas, a new matchmaking service is helping transition small businesses to new hands. Could it be a model for the rest of rural America?

3 ways progressives can reconnect with rural America

First, understand the environment is not only about climate change – it’s about livelihood for miners, drillers, loggers, and farmers like me.

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What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

What’s up with the herd?

The United States won’t achieve herd immunity because a significant portion of the herd is suffering from mad cow disease.

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

A leaking oil refinery on St. Croix gives Biden his first environmental justice test

Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the closure of a controversial oil and gas facility that has sickened residents of the U.S. Virgin Island.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”