Most Recent Articles - YES!

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Conserve Energy on Summer’s Hottest Days With a Text
by Eben Bein
College students wondered, “Why build a new power plant when we could just ask people to cut down on their AC use instead?”
To Combat Gentrification, One City Is Changing How Homes Are Bought and Sold
by Lornet Turnbull
The city of Buffalo is supporting its first community land trust, designed to give neighbors control over land use and to keep housing affordable.
If Meditation Is Not Your Thing, Try a Walk in the Woods
by Karin Klein
Hiking is a near-perfect combination of elements known to relax us, raise our alertness, elevate our self-esteem, and physically prepare us for true rest afterward.
How the U.S. Treats Foreigners Reflects Our Humanity—or Lack of It
by Kea Worthen
The host always has power over the foreigner.  But that’s where hospitality can begin.
A Year Later, Fewer Deportations in Cities That Adopted “Welcoming” Policies
by Bailey Williams
This radio story was produced by KBCS in partnership with YES! Media.
Call for Submissions: The Good Money Issue
by YES! Editors
Send us your leads and pitches by Aug. 1.
Tenants Struggling With Mental Illness Found Safety in the “Hotel of Last Resort”
by Travis Lupick
“Housing first” was pioneered in Vancouver three decades ago. It gives people a place to live without the worry of eviction.
How Roe v. Wade Advanced Women’s Lives Beyond Reproductive Health
by Constance Shehan
Two generations later, more women are postponing marriage, graduating college, and entering the paid labor force.
Kennedy Resignation Sparks New Urgency for First-Time Women Candidates of Color
by Adam Lynch
If elected to Congress, they would counter conservative decisions from the court with progressive lawmaking.
What Came Before #MeToo: The Himpathy That Shaped Misogyny
by Lilian Calles Barger
Kate Manne’s “Down Girl” describes the origins of a punitive social system that keeps women in their place by rewarding compliance and punishing resistance.
Caravan of Grandmothers Heads to Mexico Border
by Lornet Turnbull
The group leaving from New York will onboard other “grannies” and allies along the way to support migrating families.
How Residents of South LA Are Tackling Environmental Racism
by Daniel Ross
In the polluted Watts neighborhood, residents’ average lifespan is 12 years less than people from affluent areas.
This Boot Camp Trains Young People to Fight Plastic Pollution
by Shaima Shamdeen
Youth activists ages 11 to 18 return home to educate their communities about how to curb the crisis.
Pruitt’s Out, But What We Need Are Local Leaders Who Will Act on Climate
by Peter Kalmus
The real conflict of interest—and the lasting damage—was Pruitt’s choice to put fossil fuel interests over the planet’s life support system.
Media Get the South All Wrong, So “Movement Journalists” Are Stepping In
by Kevon Paynter
Project South wants to tell stories of grassroots power in a way that avoids the stereotypes outsiders bring.