“Green space is an equity issue... Part of environmental justice is making sure that everyone has access to the outdoors. It's important for physical health, it's important for mental health, and it's not a luxury—it's a human right.”
A cut through the layers of America past and present in the historic steel town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Andy Warhol meets the Breatharians.
In Pennsylvania’s Oil Creek Valley, the messy legacy of the country’s first petroleum boom.
A century ago, East Chicago, Indiana drafted its ideal future. Here's how that went.
"Each time I come back home / something else has burned."
In 1993, the Mississippi River destroyed the town of Valmeyer, Illinois. So residents moved it a mile uphill.
A former Chicago dumping ground finds new life with restoration efforts.
"I heard the dreams of a revisionist age, / the once upon a time / of a land strong in industry."
"this is how i ground myself. / i follow the writing on the wall."
In Evansville, Indiana, the NAACP and IBEW are training Black people for work in the clean energy industry, aiming for an equitable transition away from fossil fuels.
Eleven pieces on identity, community, exploitation, and resilience in Appalachia.