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Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

The aftermath of an EF-4 tornado in Dayton, Ohio. Photograph: Stephen Starr

The large family home at 2036 Maplegrove avenue, a quiet tree-line residential street north of downtown Dayton, Ohio is a wreck. At around 11pm on Ma(...)

Urban decay in Detroit. Photograph: Paul Sancya/AP

The hulking Michigan Central Train station rising high into the Detroit sky has seen better days. The building and the district of Corktown it’s situ(...)

Audria and Ebi Ali Maki outside their soon-to-be-opened cafe in central Dayton, Ohio, US. Photograph: Stephen Starr

If Dayton’s downtown library represents a vision for its future, then this is a city with big plans. The gleaming, 9,300sq m building opened in 2017 (...)

 Tony Franco, co-founder and chief executive of SafeChain, which uses blockchain technology to prevent real-estate wire fraud and digitises property deed and title transfers.

Imagine it’s closing day on your new home. Early in the morning you get an email from the estate agent saying there has been a slight change of plan, (...)

The Flint river which city authorities began using as a water supply in 2014. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Five years ago this month, the US city of Flint began its descent into water hell. In April 2014 emergency administrators, charged with saving the cas(...)

A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr Fire in Redding, California, in July 2018.  November’s Camp and Woolsey fires in the state resulted in dozens of deaths and cost tens of millions of dollars in property damage. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Douglas Mac Donald has lived in the Alpine Oaks Estate mobile home park for the past 10 years. At about 11am on July 6th last year, in the midst of a (...)

Border Angels founder Enrique Morones with colleagues in their office in San Diego, California. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Hugo Castro rubs his temples before joining the sea of evening rush-hour traffic that snakes all the way from San Diego to the Mexican border. The bea(...)

By 2002, the Iberian lynx’s population had crashed to just 94 known individuals in the wild.

Under the merciless Andalusian sun, the hills west of Santa Elena in southern Spain betray few signs of life. An army of unseen cicadas hum in unison (...)

Somali-American Ismail Mohamed from Columbus, Ohio, is out to connect the Democratic Party with Ohio’s Somali community.

Ismail Mohamed’s life could have turned out very differently. Born in 1992, when civil war raged across Somalia, his family and he were forced to live(...)

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