The unenviable Catch-22 that American rail travel faces: If the trains were nicer and faster, they'd probably be more popular, but unless they get more popular, they'll probably never get nicer and faster.
Building power through strength in numbers. It's one way regular people can overcome opposition from corporate and wealthy special interests to win co...
Forty-seven years ago, Robert Kennedy cautioned that "too much and for too long, we seemed to have surrendered personal excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things."
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to take real action to improve the lives of others. Too often we accept inaction and current realities because we feel helpless or hopeless to make positive change.
In America, veterans are viewed as the heroes of society. For those of us who have served in conflict zones, we know there are many other true heroes ...
Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.
By Nancy and James Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World Pismo Beach California ...
Pesticide use is widespread, and driven by current monoculture cropping systems. Rural Iowans are at highest risk of pesticide exposure; more protective public health policies are urgently needed, and Ecological alternatives to pesticides are practical, effective and can be less costly.
In the middle of Sonoma (considered by many to be Napa's cooler, younger cuz) is Guerneville, an unassuming town made up of little more than a main street and a bend of the Russian River.
A dissertation inspired by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa's complex layering of materials has morphed into a book for Anne-Catrin Schultz.
When American troops were called on to join the greatest global conflict the world has ever seen, WWII, there was a need to train new tank units under...
Escaping the more stereotypical mold of the bench scientist, Kary Mullis demonstrates unique individualism not often found in today's convergence of academic conformity.
Whether you're looking to have a romantic getaway with your significant other, or simply cut travel expenses (and annoyances? maybe we're going too far...), there are plenty of destinations best suited for couples.
Storm surges and flooding in Orleans and parishes nearby this fall can be at least partly blamed on El Nino. This year's weather event is believed to be the most intense of its kind since 1997 or earlier, creating hazards for Louisiana's coastline.
The rains have already started in California. The Golden State is prepped for an epic El Niño year. Ski slopes are opening weeks early. So is 2016 finally the year of the next great Sacramento Flood?
What's the second leading cause of death for California youth and young adults ages 10 to 24? Sadly, the answer is homicide -- nearly always committed with a gun.