Some kids in rural areas start carrying handguns as early as 12

Roughly one-third of boys and 1 in 10 of girls in rural communities have carried a handgun and many started as early as the sixth grade, researchers say.

U. Washington | Jan. 28, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine society-and-culture childrens-health guns rural-communities violence

Land-use ‘mosaic’ is best for productivity and stability

When different kinds of land-use mix—including grassland, forest, urban areas, and bodies of water—the landscape is more productive and stable.

U. Zurich | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture biodiversity cities climate-change forests rural-communities

There’s lots of ‘hidden’ innovation in rural areas

A new way to measure innovation finds lots of it in rural areas of the United States.

Kristen Devlin-Penn State | Jan. 3, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology business innovation rural-communities

Why health care premiums are higher in rural places

Why do rural patients pay higher health care premiums? New research finds it's not primarily an issue of having too few doctors.

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine health-care-costs insurance money rural-communities united-states

Better data would ease gaps in rural public health

Gathering better data, and making them accessible to health leaders, could help close the gaps between urban and rural public health.

U. Washington | Aug. 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine data-science public-health rural-communities

Deeper wells won’t solve America’s groundwater problem

A new look at nearly 12 million groundwater wells shows that Americans are drilling deeper than ever to find water, even if it's only a short-term fix.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture infrastructure rural-communities sustainability water

Conservation agriculture isn’t one-size-fits-all

"If you're a poor farmer in Africa, you're not going to wait several years to get positive returns. You're just worried about getting through this year."

U. Arizona | May 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment agriculture climate-change farmers rural-communities sub-saharan-africa sustainability

As populations decline, here’s how towns can ‘shrink smart’

Smart shrinking towns are losing people but gaining in quality of life measures. So, what's their secret?

Chelsea Davis-Iowa State | Nov. 1, 2018 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture jobs money quality-of-life rural-communities social-lives

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