Tammy Westra

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As student-led gun reform movement swells, schools balance safety with civic engagement

The day after the fatal school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Anya Neuberger and her classmates at Lane Tech College Prep High School in Chicago wanted to show their support for the victims by making thousands of orange ribbons for students to wear, creating a social media video to discuss their …

Burning Out: What Really Happens Inside a Crematorium

Four decades ago, less than 5 percent of Americans were cremated. Now that figure stands at nearly 50 percent. This is how cremation actually works, and the story of what happens to a culture when its attitudes about memorializing the dead undergo a revolution.<p>Rosehill Cemetery in Linden, New …

10 Outstanding Short Stories to Read in 2018

<i>For years, the #longreads hashtag on Twitter has been filled with great story recommendations from people around the world. Pravesh Bhardwaj is a</i> …

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Poll: 40 percent of American voters want President Trump impeached

<b>(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)</b><p>His immigration ban is deteriorating his already low favorability numbers<p>Taylor Link<p>February 3, 2017 8:20pm (UTC)<p>Only two weeks into Donald Trump's presidency and the American people are already done with him. More than a third of the country wants to see the …

Donald Trump

Solving World Hunger: The Key To Thinking Big Is In Thinking Small

Image: Aurecon<p>The earth is in a bit of a pickle (pun intended). According to the World Bank, we will need to produce 50% more food to feed nine …

Litterless Lunches And Urban Farm Schools: 2016 In Education

By Charlie Sorrel2 minute Read<p>Education remains one of the greatest keys to future success and stability in this country, but getting it remains a …

The US government is loaning millions of dollars to jumpstart urban farming

The government is increasingly starting to offer assistance to urban farms, too.<p>In 2016, the USDA funded a dozen urban farms, the highest number in history, Val Dolicini, the administrator for the USDA Farm Services Agency, tells Business Insider.<p>In 2017, he expects the USDA to funnel even more …

The view from 2030: Many more mouths to feed but megacities will swallow the best farmland

Some of the world's most productive farmlands will be eaten up by expanding megacities and mega-urban regions by 2030, scientists say.<p>The projected …

Food activist finds weeds in province's urban garden plan

The Alberta government is offering land along the ring road to grow vegetables, but a longtime proponent of the idea has mixed feelings now that it’s …

Farming in cities? Urban growth gets scientific

Guest article by Mary Beth Faller with ASU Now.<p>As Phoenix continues to sprawl toward Tucson, urban planners are working to prevent the entire …

And That Other Thing

I also don't get the obsession with urban farming. I'm not talking about taking vacant lots and using them for community lots or small-scale …

Horizontal History

Most of us have a pretty terrible understanding of history. Our knowledge is spotty, with large gaps all over the place, and the parts of history we …