"Ankle-deep sand blocked the door of their new home. Pushing bicycles through the yard was like wading in a bog. The “lake” part of Miaomiao Lake Village turned out to be nothing but a tiny oasis more than a mile from the cookie-cutter rows of small concrete-block houses."
People & Population
"Native American protesters on Monday occupied privately owned land in North Dakota in the path of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, claiming they were the land's rightful owners under an 1851 treaty with the U.S. government."
"Lawmakers have proposed pesticide-free zones around schools and daycare centers. Environmental and community activists say they fall short, given pesticides’ reach and persistence; pesticide manufacturers say they're unwarranted."
"The La Jolla of Luiseño Indians have seen their wells shrink dramatically because of California’s ongoing drought. Robin Cabrera explains how a federal grant – and help from other tribes – could lead to a solution."
"The tribal push for a Bears Ears monument raises thorny questions of homeland and sovereignty."
The unprecedented protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline marks a milestone in the movement for Native-American rights.
"The trial for the militants who seized the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon this year is close to wrapping up. The standoff traumatized the rural ranching communities around Burns, Ore."
"Home is both refuge and prison for citizens of Canada’s Chemical Valley."
"A federal court on Sunday rejected the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's request to halt construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, which the tribe says would destroy some of its sacred sites."