While many people rely on written signage to find their way around, oral language plays a significant role in giving directions in rural areas.
Two political scientists in their study in South Dakota found people trusted medical professionals the least when it came to public health messages.
New research shows using social media can provide a much-needed boost to UK farmers’ wellbeing, connectedness and mental health, and even bank balances.
As more people move into high fire-risk areas, an architect explains what to do to keep properties as safe as possible.
A street-by-street analysis shows where the risks are rising fastest and also lays bare the inequities of who has to endure America’s crippling flood problem.
An initiative to be announced by Labor on Wednesday promises to appoint a domestic violence commissioner and provide funds for 500 new community sector workers to help women in crisis.
Rural communities are coming together to support their own resilience. The rest of Canada needs to follow suit.
Alaska is warming faster than any other U.S. state, and that’s causing problems, a team of bridge engineers and social scientists explains. The infrastructure bill in Congress would offer some help.
Avoiding hitting deer on the road is as much about when you drive as where. An animal behavior expert explains why.
As the state copes with hurricanes and climate disasters, it is figuring out how to manage the slow-motion loss of its coastal land. But its plans could endanger the cultures that define the region.
Hundreds of computer simulations point to a few best strategies for keeping homes safe from fire in a warming climate.
A technology arms war is escalating as high-tech thieves attempt to steal expensive equipment from farmers.
Both are essential on a farm, but the costs are making it harder for young farmers to grow their businesses.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated gender inequalities, it has also incited women-led initiatives and mobilisations.
Poor indoor air on tribal lands can cause a range of respiratory illnesses, including viral infections. Here’s how people are fixing the problem while preserving traditional ways.
A federal proposal could effectively reclassify the homes of millions of Americans as rural, not urban – without anything actually changing about their communities.
Groundwater was once thought to buffer streams from warming, but an inexpensive new technique shows streams fed by shallow groundwater may be just as susceptible as those without.
Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they’re building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.
As the scale of the pandemic revealed itself in March, one small town in Newfoundland created a community-led meals-on-wheels to support its seniors.
Rural health care will have to transform to survive.