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Water quality in the Chesapeake Bay is improving after years of cleanup efforts and an EPA regulation.
Despite dire predictions about Amazon and e-readers, independent bookstores are finding their local niches and selling more books.
Signs of malnutrition in children under the age of 5 declined by 36% between 2001 and 2012, and meal programs are reaching more people in need.
In the eastern half of the United States, few purple martins have natural nesting habitat left. But humans have stepped up to fill the housing void.
A NYPD Bomb Squad officer investigates suspicious packages near West 16th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City, Aug. 16.
U.S. high school dropout rates have declined sharply in 18 years, thanks to investments in education and workforce degree requirements.
As climate change and shifting industry practices reshape the fishing business in Maine, seaweed is becoming an attractive alternative crop.
There are more school counselors available to students today than at any time in the last 30 years, meaning that kids have increased access to help.
India, Chile, and Jordan are leaders in the race to find renewable energy sources. How are they pivoting away from fossil fuels so efficiently?
While women and people of color are still underrepresented in Hollywood – both on screen and behind the camera – diversity in the film industry hit record highs in 2018 as tools like inclusion riders gain popularity.
Globally, threats to democracy are acting in full force. But pushback against autocracy is also gaining strength and momentum. A look at some of those movements.
More community college students are making their way to four-year universities – and helping schools meet enrollment and diversity goals. What might that mean for college affordability?
Grasslands have long been underappreciated ecosystems. Yet the past three decades have seen progress in restoring them, giving a boost to numerous rare plants and animals.
What can help people see a way out of their despair? A look at some of the methods that have successfully prevented people from harming themselves.
Simple tasks can become difficult without access to clean water or a place to use the bathroom, as is the case for many of the poorest people – and especially women – in Pakistan. But the construction of thousands of toilet and water facilities is turning that situation around.
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