United States

How Americans compare with the global population: 56 percent of Americans were in the high income class, compared with 7 percent of the world’s ...

by Rakesh Kochhar Pew Research Center July 9, 2015

By some key measures, the typical American household has slipped behind economically since the beginning of the 21st century.In 2013, the median income of U.S. households was $51,939, down substantially from $55,562 in 2001 (figures in 2013 dollars). In addition to two recessions – in 2001 and fro...

Farm labor groups make some progress on wages and working conditions

by Steven Greenhouse New York Times July 3, 2015

BURLINGTON, Vt. — It was an unlikely place for a labor protest: 120 migrant workers, students and clergy members were shouting outside the flagship store of Ben & Jerry’s, which displayed a “Peace, Love and Ice Cream” sign on its facade....

A plea for bees (video)

by Dennis vanEnglesdorp TED June 30, 2015

Bees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks at the gentle, misunderstood creature's important place in nature and the mystery behind its alarming disappearance....

Why are bees hurting? A lineup of suspects

by Nathanael Johnson Grist June 25, 2015

In my last piece I made the case that the rumors of honeybee extinction have been greatly exaggerated, but honeybees are still suffering larger than usual losses, and some wild bees are probably going extinct....

Malala speaks to staff members of the U.S. House and Senate in Washington. She is in the United States to advocate for girls’ education with the Malala Fund, the non-profit organization she co-founded. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Malala Fund

Joining voices with Malala on Capitol Hill

by Allison Grossman Results June 25, 2015

"U.S. politicians have a choice to make: they can either invest in military and war or in education and hope. Without education it's impossible to achieve the peace we all seek. Education for all is the only answer," she said....

A portion of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta from the air. Over the past 150 years, human engineering has vastly changed the delta. Photo: KQED

Troubled delta system is California’s water battleground

by Erica Goode New York Times June 24, 2015

BYRON, Calif. — Fighting over water is a tradition in California, but nowhere are the lines of dispute more sharply drawn than here in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a 720,000-acre network of islands and canals that is the hub of the state’s water system....

The technology that could revolutionize the war on hunger

by Terrence McCoy Washington Post June 17, 2015

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Why does almost half of America’s food go to waste?

by Allison Aubrey PBS Newshour June 16, 2015

JUDY WOODRUFF: Next, we launch an occasional series we are calling Food, Glorious food, reports about what we eat, how our food is grown, and the economics of putting a meal on the table.Tonight, we begin with food waste. Much of what is grown on American farms never gets to market....

Dante Washington is shown in shadow of his old, semi-blighted neighborhood in East Baltimore, during July 2014. He defied the statistics of a 25-year-long research project that was turned into a book “The Long Shadow,” which centers on children growing up in poverty -stricken areas of the city. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

Picking peas should bring a better life

by Rosa Martinez as told to David Bacon New American Media June 3, 2015

I'm Triqui, from Rio Venado in Oaxaca. I've been here 7 years, working in the fields all the time. Right now I'm picking peas. Other times in the year I work in the broccoli. ...

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
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    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.