A relative aversion to risk, and a propensity to preserve assets, can add stability in turbulent times.
Picking yourself up after a defeat is also an important win.
Tiny Oakville, Iowa, is among those likely to lose residents, see tax base erode further.
Farm runoff creates ‘dead zones’ offshore, but no national authority is tasked to address them.
Ebbing water, good weather brighten outlook in Midwest, but numerous obstacles remain.
Development, farm practices, and population growth have increased the risk of flooding.
U.S. families use ingenuity and belt-tightening to save on mounting grocery bills.