As stewards of America’s natural resources, rural communities are often on the front lines of both environmental disasters and innovations. You can keep up with the latest environmental news from across rural America here.

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Flooding in California, Oil Drilling in Alaska

Recent extreme weather in California is a reminder that climate change doesn’t always mean warming. Meanwhile, President Biden greenlights the controversial Willow oil project. All of it affects rural communities.

The Resurrection Swamp

A wetland contaminated by industrial waste is slowly coming back to life. Nature’s tenacity found a powerful ally in a kayak tours operator and her many volunteers.

Q&A: The Long Road to Recovery

Rebuilding after a natural disaster is a long and difficult process under the best of conditions. For rural communities that are already facing tough economic and social conditions, the work can be even harder and the results less certain.


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