Your favorite fishing stream may be at high risk from climate change – here’s how to tell

Groundwater was once thought to buffer streams from warming, but an inexpensive new technique shows streams fed by shallow groundwater may be just as susceptible as those without.

Danielle Hare, Hydrogeologist, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Connecticut • conversation
March 4, 2021 ~6 min

Living with natural gas pipelines: Appalachian landowners describe fear, anxiety and loss

Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they're building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.

Martina Angela Caretta, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Lund University • conversation
Feb. 3, 2021 ~10 min

Badger cull: New licences 'to be banned after 2022'

The drive to eradicate bovine TB will focus on vaccinating cattle and badgers.

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Jan. 28, 2021 ~2 min

Rural health care is in crisis – here are 5 innovative ways Biden can help it transform

Changing how rural hospitals are paid is one way to shake up the system.

Sameer Vohra, Pediatrician and Founding Chair, Department of Population Science and Policy, Southern Illinois University • conversation
Jan. 25, 2021 ~11 min

UK allows emergency use of bee-harming pesticide

In 2018, the EU and UK imposed an almost-total ban because of the serious damage it could cause.

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Jan. 11, 2021 ~3 min

Getting COVID-19 vaccines to rural Americans is harder than it looks – but there are ways to lift the barriers

The vaccines' cold storage requirements and shipment rules put small, rural communities at a disadvantage, but that's only part of a long-running challenge.

Pamela Stewart Fahs, Professor of Rural Nursing, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~8 min

Why getting COVID-19 vaccines to rural Americans is harder than it looks, and how to lift the barriers

The vaccines' cold storage requirements and shipment rules put small, rural communities at a disadvantage, but that's only part of a long-running challenge.

Pamela Stewart Fahs, Professor of Rural Nursing, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~8 min

Why 2020 has been good for England's beavers

Homes for these "ultimate environmental engineers" have been set up in enclosures across England.

bbcnews
Nov. 30, 2020 ~8 min

Brexit: Ministers unveil next steps in England's farming policy

The government says the post-Brexit plans for farm payments are the most significant for 50 years.

bbcnews
Nov. 30, 2020 ~7 min

Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19 – here's what doctors are facing, in their own words

Hospitals are losing staff to quarantines as rural case numbers rise, and administrators fear flu season will make make it worse. And then there's the politics.

Lauren Hughes, Physician, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus • conversation
Nov. 20, 2020 ~9 min

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