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.

On the Day of People’s Climate Marches, the Ponca Tribe Begins Its Own 273-Mile March
by Devi Lockwood
A unique alliance among tribes, ranchers, and other landowners in Nebraska regroups to resist fossil fuel development like the Keystone XL.
Chimps Could Soon Win Legal Personhood
by James Trimarco
Rights for many intelligent animals could hinge on a one-word edit in a law dictionary.
How Taxpayer Money Provides the Research for Big Pharma
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Clo Copass
Public money and public universities boost Big Pharma’s profits, so shouldn’t the public be able to afford the drugs?
4 Not-So-Easy Ways to Dismantle Racism in the Food System
by Leah Penniman
Our food system is built on stolen land and exploited labor. Here’s what we can do it fix it.
The Urban Common Spaces That Show Us We Belong to Something Larger
by Sarah van Gelder
We must protect the parks, pathways, and gardens that connect us to each other and to the ecosystems of our home.
How to Kick Your Digital Addiction and Learn to Live Again
by Kira M. Newman
Because 6 percent of U.S. workers checked their work email when they or their spouse were in labor.
More People Than Ever Before Are Staying Single—And That’s a Good Thing
by Bella DePaulo
Single people are redefining the meaning of home, family, and community for the 21st century.
Why You Should Be Saving Seeds (Even If You Don’t Have a Garden)
by Doug Pibel
Watch this movie to get inspired about saving seeds. And then do it.
Should We Bomb Syria (or Afghanistan or Anywhere)? You’re Asking the Wrong Question
by Colin Beavan
Critics of nonviolence say that option is the prerogative of the privileged. But actually it’s the other way around.
What Other Countries Know: Fairer Representation Makes a Stronger Democracy
by Mark Trahant
France (and many of the world’s governments) has figured out that the only way to secure democracy is to require an electoral majority.
How the Ancient Art of Rhetoric Can Help Defend Science
by Leah Ceccarelli
Climate scientists are learning how to choose their words carefully in response to inaccurate but emotive imagery.
After the March for Science, Keep Moving
by Peter Kalmus
This weekend’s march is a start. A climate scientist urges us to follow through in our personal lives as well as in our community.
One Solution to Make Women Scientists More Visible
by Jennifer Luxton
Put them on posters.
Why AARP Is Backing a New Lobbying Group for Millennials
by J. Gabriel Ware
AARP has awarded the Association of Young Americans a $35,000 grant—and both organizations say it’s just the beginning of their relationship.
Let’s Help Trump Keep His Promises
by David Korten
Has Trump served us all in breaking things open? Only if we use the moment for serious rethinking of policy.