America's Shifting Ground Cities sprawl and highways clog: millions of local decisions are translating into a nation that some say is increasingly unrecognizable. Shifting Ground tells small tales that reveal big truths about America's changing landscape. We ask: How can individuals and communities shape a better future?

Joan Graham's idea is to turn her land into an environmentally friendly cemetery; she's betting that down the road, people will think twice before building a shopping mall on what was once a sacred human burial ground. David Baron for NPR hide caption

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Landowner Calls On Death To Save Her Farm

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In Florida, Billboards Trump Trees

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As Beaches Creep In, Ownership Disputes Erupt

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Wind Farm Buffets Family, Town Relations

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In Land Conservation, 'Forever' May Not Last

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A Donkey's Tale: When Urban Sprawl Encroaches

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