Youth

Western courts grapple with climate change
Western courts grapple with climate change
Rocky Mountain teens sue over fossil fuel-friendly policies.
How the oil and gas industry is trying to hold New Mexico’s education system hostage
How the oil and gas industry is trying to hold New Mexico’s education system hostage
Fossil fuel interest groups are saying: let us keep drilling or the state’s education system will collapse.
The children at rest in 4-H Park
The children at rest in 4-H Park
The city of Albuquerque is finally working to address the legacy of its boarding school cemetery.
Sea Potential works to empower people of color in marine sciences
Sea Potential works to empower people of color in marine sciences
‘The key is being able to feel comfortable … these spaces need to feel safe.’
Dangerous levels of lead found in Montana schools
Dangerous levels of lead found in Montana schools
High lead levels were identified in the water of over 100 of the state’s nearly 600 schools, and only half have provided samples.
When the little owl vanishes
When the little owl vanishes
A writer reflects on parenthood and what to talk about when confronting extinction.
Western workers fight for better conditions
Western workers fight for better conditions
Ski patrollers, grocery clerks and teachers organize for fair wages and support for their jobs.
A history of pollution pervades a California neighborhood
A history of pollution pervades a California neighborhood
As new soil tests reveal remaining lead contamination, the people in the Logan barrio continue their long struggle for justice.
A mural painter helps kids deal with gun violence
A mural painter helps kids deal with gun violence
Warren Montoya draws from his own trauma to facilitate art projects that help others express theirs.
Can younger generations spur corporations to divest from fossil fuels?
Can younger generations spur corporations to divest from fossil fuels?
Youth activists in Seattle call out banks and insurance companies for fueling the climate crisis.
Home after fire: A new housing model aims to give kids stability
Home after fire: A new housing model aims to give kids stability
Wildfires often hit low-income, minority families the hardest. Talent, Oregon, offers a home-grown solution to the displacement that follows.
Collecting seeds to restore prairie grasslands
Collecting seeds to restore prairie grasslands
‘These youth are going to be able to take ownership of healing the land at Fort Belknap.’
Indigenous women tackle college during a pandemic
Indigenous women tackle college during a pandemic
How three Native American students took on the challenges of their first year away from home.
In Arizona, a radical change in juvenile detention
In Arizona, a radical change in juvenile detention
How a rural town transformed a juvenile facility into a safe space for teens.
A tale of two teens in trouble
A tale of two teens in trouble
A comic explores the disparity between juvenile cases in Wyoming’s and South Dakota’s criminal justice systems.
California tribal colleges offer ‘sense of belonging’ for Native students
California tribal colleges offer ‘sense of belonging’ for Native students
While the schools boost retention and graduation rates, they face funding and accreditation hurdles.
Living Water: Three generations of Apsáalooke revive a river
Living Water: Three generations of Apsáalooke revive a river
On the Crow Nation, scientists, students and community members come together to study and protect the Little Bighorn River.
Is there really freedom in the outdoors?
Is there really freedom in the outdoors?
After a year indoors, a writer remembers the joy — and pressures — of a childhood spent in Utah.
Native students fight to wear traditional regalia at graduation
Native students fight to wear traditional regalia at graduation
‘They took my sealskin cap, Mom.’
L.A. girls behind the lens
L.A. girls behind the lens
The Las Fotos Project empowers youth of color to tell their stories.
Wyoming’s schools at risk as the state’s extraction industries erode
Wyoming’s schools at risk as the state’s extraction industries erode
One of the biggest spenders per student in the nation, the state has tied the expenditure to mineral wealth. Will legislators vote to raise state taxes?
Second-graders take on Colorado’s wolf reintroduction
Second-graders take on Colorado’s wolf reintroduction
‘Wolves are AMAAAAZING! Because they help the ecosystem and are amazing.’
The benefits of outdoor education aren’t accessible to all
The benefits of outdoor education aren’t accessible to all
Interest in nature-based education has increased during the pandemic, but affordability is an issue.
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