(CNN) – A teenager in Detroit is planting seeds to save a city. Along with a team of volunteers, student Ivory Price is helping to restore the Motor City to its former glory. Jason Carrol has her story for the latest in our ongoing series, "Building Up America."
(CNN) – Florida's wildlife is part of what makes the state unique. With a disaster looming offshore, the animals' delicate way of life hangs in the balance. Fortunately, an army of volunteers is ready to help them. Our Tom Foreman has their story for today's "Building Up America" report. Watch
(CNN) – The full impact on the environment from the Gulf oil disaster is still impossible to know. But with all the worry and heartache, some people think this crisis could bring out the best in people in the region. Our Tom Foreman talked to one-such optimist for today's "Building up America" report.
(CNN) – A big idea drawn up on day two of the Gulf oil spill could save hundreds of the the disaster's most innocent victims – if its makers can get around all the red tape. Our Tom Foreman has the story for today's "Building Up America" report. Watch
(CNN) – Although the oil in the Gulf hasn't reached many of Florida's famous beaches, businesses still feel the threat of it is scaring tourists away. Now, the state is spending a lot of money to make sure that doesn't happen. Our Tom Foreman joined us from Panama City Beach, Florida on Tuesday's American Morning with this "Building Up America" report. Watch
(CNN) – Today is the first official day of summer, but across the Gulf Coast, beaches sit empty. People who depend on tourism dollars are wondering how they're going to make ends meet. But in Florida, most of the state's beaches are still untouched by the oil. Businesses are banding together to get the word out that they're still open for business. Our Tom Foreman reports from Pensacola Beach, Florida for today's "Building Up America" report. Watch