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On ‘Alternative Walking Tours,’ Formerly Homeless People Share Their Perspectives

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The tours help the guides embrace the next chapter of their lives, while showing tourists a hidden side of the city they’re visiting.

How Farmers Are Preparing for a Saltier Future

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As salinity affects more cultivated land due to climate change, researchers and growers are turning to salt-tolerant crops.

What We’re Reading: Scrappy Bookstores, Landscapes of Hope and More

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See what caught our attention this week, from a book bans boomerang effect to climate resilience plans.

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The Grandmas and Grandpas Brewing Beer in Vienna

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What started as an off-the-cuff idea at a senior home has become a successful microbrewery — and a way for residents to stay social and engaged.

Prescription Meal Kits Are a New Tool for Managing Diabetes

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Over half of Stockton, California’s residents are diabetic or prediabetic. A prescribed meal program aims to change that.

Could Wild Horses Help Fight Wildfires?

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The controversial animals graze on the grass and brush that fuel blazes. So one California naturalist asks: Why not send them to fire-prone wilderness?

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At This Grocery Store, Shoppers Pay What They Wish

5 min read

In St. Louis, a pay-what-you-can grocery store stays in business thanks to some customers voluntarily paying more than the price on the sticker.

Edmonton Is Making Its Alleyways a Great Place to Live

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By squeezing in more housing, the city is giving new life to spaces that were once for throwing trash and parking cars.

For a Clean Ocean, Just Add Oysters

4 min read

From picturesque Mediterranean isles to New York’s bustling harbor, strategically placed oyster colonies are depolluting the sea with ease.

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The Grandmas and Grandpas Brewing Beer in Vienna

5 min read

What started as an off-the-cuff idea at a senior home has become a successful microbrewery — and a way for residents to stay social and engaged.

An Ancestral River Runs Through It

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A rural Montana county has found a unique and forward-thinking way to share its groundwater.

The School Day When No One Eats Alone

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Lots of kids feel socially isolated — especially at lunchtime. A national movement is working to change that.

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