In the late 1960s, local leaders in the Napa Valley looked to the future and saw it was green. Or, at least, they were determined that it would stay that way.
On the windy plains of the Crow Reservation in southern Montana, young men scramble across scaffolding amid massive fans and turbines, measuring door widths and sweeping the cement floors across this dusty construction site.
Despite California’s deepening drought, farmers throughout the state are growing a bumper crop of almonds.
When Sarah Deer was a college student in Lawrence, Kansas, in the early 1990s, she volunteered at a crisis hotline for battered women where she heard both stories of despair and resilience.