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Here's What It’s Like To Live In A Country That Actually Cares About Mothers
American mothers get a raw deal post-birth, leaving many feeling exhausted, anxious and unsupported. These countries show it doesn't have to be that way.
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A Community In America's 'Cancer Alley' Fights For Its Life Against A Plastics Plant
Pam Radtke Russell
In this Louisiana parish, residents are already surrounded by industrial plants and factories. They’re desperate to stop a new plastic company.
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The Surprising Ways Big Cities Are Good For The Environment
How urban living can cap population growth and help conserve natural resources.
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It’s Great That We Talk About 'Food Deserts' — But It Might Be Time To Stop
Food access is a systemic issue with racial, cultural and socioeconomic roots, so let’s not assume that a grocery store will solve the problem.
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The Devastating Reason Some Women Are Deciding Not To Have Children
"It was a powerful relief to say it out loud and to hear someone else recognize it.”
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What Happened When Austin Asked Homeless People How To Solve Homelessness
People with firsthand experience of life on the streets are proposing policies — but they face grinding bureaucracy and strident NIMBYism.
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3 Reasons Why Your Rent Is So High
It's not just you -- rental homes and apartments are getting more expensive across the country.
Why Costa Rica Is A Really Great Place To Be A Wild Animal
The small Central American nation is showing the world how nature conservation is done.
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Grim New Report Shows Rent Is Unaffordable In Every State
The 'Out of Reach' report shows the housing crisis is hitting renters hard, especially those earning the minimum wage.
Strippers Are Turning To Old-School Union Tactics To Fight For Fair Wages
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Exotic dancers deal with harassment, discriminatory labor practices and club owners who find devious ways to limit their pay. Here's a look inside the battle to unionize stripping.
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Bananas Are Facing Extinction – And It's All Our Fault
The world’s favorite fruit, known for its health benefits, is under attack by two dangerous diseases.
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How An Innovative Gym Is Changing Lives In This Poor Minneapolis Neighborhood
A wellness program in north Minneapolis could become a model for the nation — delivering affordable, accessible fitness and nutrition where it’s needed most.
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These Women Risk Their Lives To Save Rhinos And Elephants From Poachers
Poaching is a multi-billion dollar industry run by gangs. Meet the women waging a war against it.
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This Community Is Striving To Rebuild One Of The Poorest Places In America
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Battered by poverty, discrimination and climate change, Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Reservation are raising homes – and hope – for the next generation.
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This Country Is Basing Its Entire Budget On The Happiness Of Its People
New Zealand is being hailed as the first Western country to prioritize well-being over economic growth.
One Of America’s Most Racially Unequal Cities Has A Plan To Close The Wealth Gap
The Boston Ujima Project wants to empower those left out of the economy by giving them an economy of their own.
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How The Country Once Nicknamed ‘Garbage Island’ Cut Waste By 30%
As the world drowns in trash, Taiwan’s recycling success is a model of change and a beacon of hope.
Emily Kask for HuffPost
Fighting Rising Tides, Coastal Towns Turn To Humble Oysters To Save Their Land And Their Culture
Pam Radtke Russell
How restaurants' old oyster shells are helping to save Louisiana's sacred tribal lands.
Lynsey Weatherspoon for HuffPost
How Black Farmers Are Trying To End Centuries Of Racism In America's Food System
Prejudice, violence, and poverty have pushed black farmers off their land. A growing movement is calling for reparations.
Forgotten Farmers: African-American Land Loss
Although slave labor created the economic basis of U.S. agriculture, the long-term effects of racism and systemic discrimination from U.S. Department of Agriculture programs continue to sideline African American farmers from land ownership.
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Residents See Trailer Parks As Home. Investors See Them As Cash Cows.
Meet the mobile home owners fighting back.
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Why America Can’t Solve Homelessness
As the face of homelessness changes, politicians cling to limited policy ideas and quick fixes.
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This Law Has Saved Millions Of American Lives. The Trump Administration Wants To Gut It.
The Clean Air Act shows the power of Congress to change lives.
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Kids In America Are Missing School Because They Can't Afford Toothpaste And Tampons
So teachers are stocking "hygiene pantries" in their classrooms to provide kids with essential personal care items.
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Species Are Going Extinct At An Unprecedented Rate — Here’s Why You Should Care
Saving plants and animals from extinction isn't just our duty, it's our salvation.
Shocking New Report On Loss Of Nature Paints A Terrifying Picture For The Future Of Humanity
Up to 1 million species are at risk of extinction.
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