‘Piecing together a broken heart’: Native Americans rebuild territories they lost

Tribes across the US are buying back land lost during and after the colonization period on the open market

Grocers Wrestle With Mask Mandates as Pandemic Wears On

Almost a year into the pandemic, some supermarkets are still struggling to figure out how to deal with customers who show up without masks or don’t wear them properly.

US makes official return to Paris climate pact

World leaders expect Washington to prove commitment to accord after four years of inaction

U.S. Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

President Biden told leaders of the Group of 7 nations that climate change was a priority for his administration as the United States formally rejoined the Paris climate agreement on Friday.

Imbolo Mbue Has Been Working Toward This Moment

Her novel, “How Beautiful We Were,” is a story about how people respond to environmental destruction. It was delayed by the pandemic and before that by the success of her previous book, “Behold the Dreamers.”

In Winter Cold, Renewable is Reliable

Second in series of reports on renewable energy – a jewel of local reporting, following up on the Texas electric grid debacle, and its implications for the rest of us. From WJRT, Flint, MI.

Uber Drivers Entitled to Workers Rights, U.K. Supreme Court Rules

The U.K.’s top court ruled that a group of former Uber drivers were entitled to a minimum wage and other benefits while working for the company, dealing a setback to gig-economy firms in battles world-wide over their employment model.

At ERCOT: Don’t Say Climate Change

Houston Chronicle: A study last year by scientists at Texas A&M University estimated that by 2036, extreme rainfall would become 30 to 50 percent more frequent in Texas than it was in the second half of the 20th century, and storm surge risk along some parts of the Texas coast would double by 2050. “Prudent […]

‘Something bit my butt’: Alaska woman using outhouse attacked by bear

Shannon Stevens was treated with first aid kit after incident in which bear face was seen at at toilet seat level

U.S. officially rejoins Paris accord, vowing to make up for lost time