Photo: Joshua Brott

Travis Threlkel paints in light. His canvas: the largest buildings he can find.


One environmental advocate’s quest to detox the healthcare sector.


For the last 12 years, LaToya Ruby Frazier has photographed her family as it deals with reality on the American post-industrial front lines in Braddock, Pennsylvania. The images, she says, show a family struggling to survive.

Johan Rockström’s theory of climate boundaries has proven so influential it’s been adopted by the Vatican. Writer John Carey digs into the theory — and why Rockström says his isn’t, actually, a doomsday message.

“We are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it.” Climate week is over, but climate change rolls on. What does global weirding mean for the global South? 3 ideas behind the news.

Interested in improving your own upstreamist health care? Below, six simple ways to start.

English-born photographer Robert Leslie drove a total of 10,000 miles across the American South and Southwest. What he found was not a prosperous land of opportunity but a storm-torn region in decay.