Lead water pipes created a health disaster in Flint, but replacing them with cheaper plastic — as some cities are doing — carries hidden costs Above image: Plastic water pipes may be cheaper, but …
Little Apothecary plants the seed of ‘people’s medicine’ in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood In the middle of a community garden in Englewood sits a red box, labelled “free medicine.” …
Food is a central issue in climate change mitigation. Our dietary choices and consumption patterns are critical to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which greatly impact the food supply chain. Every …

Sowing a community for people with disabilities

By Vibhav Nandagiri Set against the gently rolling Piedmont hills between Greensboro and Burlington, Peacehaven Community Farm is an active experiment in supporting the choices of people with …

Swim program aims to keep kids safe in the water, and becomes a national model

By Jennifer Fernandez Growing up in land-locked Oklahoma, learning to swim wasn’t a high priority in Rebecca Pearson-Yates’ household.  Nonetheless, the Greensboro mother of five made sure …

N.C. House wants to spend opioid money on multiple abstinence-based recovery centers, while experts stress access to medication

By Grace Vitaglione Near the end of the recently recessed legislative session, the N.C. House of Representatives made an extensive budget proposal on how to spend part of the funds received by …
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