People

Climate & Energy

This civil engineer is building houses to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes

Elizabeth Hausler Strand founded Build Change, a nonprofit, to bring in the (literal) reinforcements when natural disasters strike.

Living

Mary Iverson makes climate change paintings that are actually cool

The Seattle artist chats about what's really so appealing about shipping containers, and why we need more women in art.

Shame In Our Game

Does shame have a place in the climate fight? Jennifer Jacquet thinks so

The climate psychologist and author of "Is Shame Necessary?" explains why need more shame (and less guilt) if we're going to fix the climate.

Food

“The Sioux Chef” dishes on the past — and future — of Native American cuisine

Sean Sherman wants to bring Native American cuisine back to its roots.

Cities

One mom’s fight to make Seattle’s most polluted neighborhood greener

DeVona Lahrman is leading a crusade to get kids more safe places to play outside in the heart of the city's industrial district.

Climate & Energy

Could we fight climate change with bitcoin? This guys thinks so

James D'Angelo wants to launch a global, government-free cap-and-trade system using bitcoin.

With Farms Wide Open

From farmworker to farm owner: One man’s story of the American dream

What is the bigger challenge: Going from farmworker to farmer, or immigrant to citizen?

Food

This activist is bringing Kentucky’s hot food scene to a tray near you

Sarah Fritschner is leading a farm-to-cafeteria movement in Kentucky.

Food

What happened to America’s black farmers?

In 1920, black farmers represented 14 percent of U.S. farmers; today, they make up less than 2 percent.