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Both red and blue states approved drug reform in last week’s election.
The ballot measure makes personally possessing small amounts of drugs a civil violation, while also providing addiction services funding.
Despite President Trump’s rhetoric, fracking remains controversial in Pennsylvania.
Months into the pandemic, nursing home staff in Kansas get little relief due to limited testing and resources.
In 2017, the Tubbs Fire in California raged towards a nursing home with 62 residents. Here’s what they did with no evacuation plan.
At a healthcare center in Massachusetts, patients with dementia face the challenges and loneliness of the coronavirus lockdown.
Creating an urban forest ecosystem can help reduce the impacts of climate change.
Last week, a severe inland storm hit the Midwest like a hurricane. Scientists and experts explain why they can be hard to predict.
After days of sleeping in tents, cars, and on the ground, refugee families in Cedar Rapids have moved to temporary housing and received much needed aid.
At Marion Correctional Institution in Ohio, coronavirus testing revealed more than 80% of the incarcerated population was contaminated—becoming one of the country’s largest outbreaks.
In two Arizona state prisons, understaffed correctional officers and inmates are navigating rising rates of COVID-19 infections with few resources.
In an effort to contain coronavirus numbers, inmates are confined up to 20 hours in their cells with no air conditioning, toilets, or sinks.
A decade ago, Avenal State Prison scrambled to contain an outbreak of a deadly fungal disease that former inmates still battle today.
While this is an environmental win, farmers say the ruling is yet another hurdle in an already difficult year.
Michigan’s tribal governments are running into their own problems with COVID-19.
Residents in Kansas who use private wells face uncertainty about what’s in their water.
With a water treatment facility causing earthquakes, officials are seeking new solutions for the overly-salty Dolores River.
And the disease is now popping up on the west coast.
Strong winds could damage power lines and spark deadly wildfires, so utility companies are shutting off power to millions of California residents.
Florida has one of the largest nursing home populations in the country. But it’s struggling to meet new preparedness guidelines.
High-speed internet access is becoming a necessity of modern life, but connecting over a million rural Texans is a challenge.
As the last coal-fired power plant plans to shut down at the end of the year, the Navajo Tribe is embracing renewables.
Climate change is causing parts of Louisiana to sink. Now the city of New Orleans wants energy companies to pay to fix it.
Chronic wasting disease is a fatal illness affecting the brains of deer, moose, and elk.
The herbicide glyphosate, found in products such as Roundup, has become a crucial tool on midwestern farms—but weeds are becoming resistant.
California’s newly verdant hills will turn into kindling come this year’s wildfire season.
Trump Administration officials have pulled out of talks with California over fuel economy standards for cars.
Arizona, and seven other states that use the Colorado River for water, is putting together a plan to address future drought and water needs.
Environmental and economic factors have weakened the prices shrimpers can get at the dock—so some are advertising direct to consumers on Facebook instead.
Last spring, Governor Jerry Brown doubled the amount of land that would be managed by prescribed burns and other forest management strategies to prevent wildfires.
In Puerto Rico, volunteers and farmers are working together to rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s small agriculture sector.
Environmentalists and industry representatives disagree about the amount of coal ash in a North Carolina river following recent flooding.
The N.H. governor wants federal regulators to speed up approval of new tick repellants that could help prevent Lyme disease in the state.
Bear sightings at Yosemite National Park are down, but the park’s infamous traffic poses a new threat.
States across the country are holding public hearings on what to do about contamination with a class of persistent chemicals known as PFAS.
When it comes to raising beef, farmers face choices beyond “well, medium, or rare?”
The Chicago Park District may shut down nearly half of its water fountains due to lead contamination.
Out with the reflectors, in with the canvas totes.
The end of net neutrality seemingly benefits corporations and harms consumers. But for small towns with slow internet speeds, this may not be the case.
Foxconn’s Lake Michigan bid raises questions about interpreting a young law.
Declining numbers of endangered right whales has sparked a debate about the impact of Maine’s lobster industry on the dwindling numbers.
A judge requested a climate science tutorial in a federal lawsuit where two California cities are suing the oil company Chevron.
In the state’s coastal fishing communities, climate change is becoming a threat to the economy.
How states like California could put up their own barriers to proposed drilling rules.
Hurricane Maria knocked out the Puerto Rican factory that produces a large amount of IV bags and fluids. How do hospitals adapt?
Will Kentucky loosen regulations for toxic power plant byproduct?
Reporter Molly Peterson interviewed residents from two flood-prone Louisiana communities, who may be paid by the federal government to move.
Dan Brekke of KQED gives an update on the the reconstruction of the Oroville Dam spillway that collapsed in February.