CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITYDiving with Purpose—How Veterans Are Healing Their Wounds by Helping the National Park Service
When veterans retire from the military—whether voluntarily or from injury—it can be a difficult transition. Gone is the camaraderie that gave their lives structure and often lost is a sense of purpose. A partnership with the National Park Service is helping wounded warriors to heal and restore connections by giving them a mission underwater.
AGRICULTURE, FOOD, AND WATERThe Sweet Smell of Victory—How Colorado Gardeners Are Drawing on History to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic
With many people staying close to home during the coronavirus pandemic, gardening has become popular, specifically vegetable gardens. COVID-19 has led to high unemployment, causing food banks to be overwhelmed, so people are growing food not only to feed their families but also to help their communities. It’s an old idea reborn to meet the moment. Listen now >
ENERGY & INFRASTRUCTUREThe Dam Nobody Wants Just Won’t Go Away
The construction of dams on rivers worldwide has stopped the natural flow of sand and silt to the sea—resulting in coastal wetland loss and disappearing beaches—as well as preventing fish from reaching vital spawning grounds. But when the decision is made to remove a dam it can be remarkably challenging. Just ask the people of Ventura, California, who’ve been trying for 20 years—and are not much closer to ditching a dam that supplies no water but packs a lot of downsides—and risk. Listen now >
The storm surge from Hurricane Sally was the third highest on record—approximately six feet above the ground—flooding Pensacola.
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