Most Recent Articles - YES!

YES! has a positive solution-oriented focus. We reframe issues, reflect diverse human-scale stories, and offer tools for people to use and to pass along. Here are our most recent articles and blogs.

The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the Gambia
See the solar installation in process, start to finish: follow two rural illiterate women from The Gambia who learn how to become Barefoot Solar Engineers.
The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the World
This 10-minute video tells the story of the first woman barefoot solar engineers in the world. “This is a true story about ordinary heroes. A story of very simple women who have made an extraordinary difference in their own community…”
Focus on Focus the Nation
by Sarah Kuck
Did you go to Focus the Nation last month? Sarah Kuck was there, and reports from Seattle's event at the University of Washington.
Climate Solutions :: Discussion Guide
Conversation starters and article summaries for our Climate Solutions issue. Explore solutions to climate change and find practical, feasible ways to make big differences through your own actions.
Climate Change Feedback Loops :: Background Reading
A little temperature rise can unlock vicious feedback loops that speed global warming. If global temperatures continue to rise, some of these feedbacks could spiral beyond our ability to reverse them.
Signs of Life :: Human Rights
Bolivia Adopts New Constitution by Juliette Beck, Immokalee Farm Workers challenge Burger King by Hannah Sassaman. Uruguay legalizes same-sex unions. Lawyers Challenge Bush by Marget Christenen
Signs of Life :: Media
by Jonathan Lawson
FCC Chair Kevin Martin pushes a decision to allow big media companies to hold combined ownership of newspapers, TV and radio
Signs of Life :: U.S. Military
by Brooke Jarvis
Protesters Block Base Construction in Vicenza Italy - Suicides among U. S. veterans - Potrero residents protest Blackwater training facility - YES! magazine signs of life
Let the Sun Shine In (and some wind, too)
Just the Facts :: Global Warming and Climate Solutions
Quote :: Lester Brown
One way or another, the choice will be made by our generation, but it will affect life on earth for all generations to come. Illustrated with a photo of solar units brought on foot to a Himalayan village. The Barefoot College of Tilonia, India is training locals on installation and repair of solar units.
Instead of More Coal Plants …
What’s the potential for carbon-free electricity production? How many coal plants could we replace if we turned to carbon-free renewables instead?
Pete Seeger: “YES! is my favorite magazine.”
Activist and folksinger Pete Seeger has been a YES! subscriber since 1997.
Signs of Life :: Story Index
Small Stories about Big Changes, in topic areas: Voting, U.S. Military, Media, Environment, and Human Rights
Who’s Responsible? 100 Years of CO2
Who’s Responsible for 100 Years of CO2: Our YES! Magazine Graphic gives Just the Facts on global warming and global equity.