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Town’s population is staying put, she says

Everyone else in the farm town that Elsie Eiler grew up in moved away or died, including her husband. But that doesn't mean she is alone.

In the heartland, land to fight for


The Keystone XL pipeline is one of those issues that never seem to go away. For a small-farm couple in the way of the pipeline, it's personal.

Small-town newspaper. Big-time prize.

They say hard-hitting local journalism is dying. Art Cullen says not in his town.

What brings people back to a dying town?


Small town America has been emptying out for a century. Peru, Indiana, is not going without a fight.

Burning river reborn: How Cleveland saved the Cuyahoga – and itself


Many Americans remember the Cuyahoga as the river that ignited the environmental movement with a photo of flaming waters. But to Cleveland residents the story is more personal.

Volunteers Stay After the Wildfires Cool

The forest fire that claimed 14 lives in the folds of the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, are out, but the work done by volunteers continues.

Maine’s most mysterious catch


Catching elvers used to be a quirky pastime in Maine, until the prices shot past $1,300 a pound. Now it is serious business, and-- according to federal agents-- harbors serious crime.

Radio: Costa Rican coffee growers make greener, sweeter cup

Farmers are embracing a method called "honey drying" which cuts the pollution of nutrient-overloaded water going into streams and rivers, and delivers a unique cup of coffee.

Doug Struck has been a journalist for 35 years. He was a national roving reporter, foreign bureau chief, war correspondent and an environmental reporter for The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun. He has reported from six continents and 50 states. He is now senior journalist in residence at Emerson College in Boston, where he teaches and continues to report on environmental issues.

He earned a master's degree in Environmental Sustainability in 2015 from Harvard Extension School.


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