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.
Turning Scarcity Into Abundance

Water has grown scarcer in India, as Green Revolution water-guzzling agriculture replaces traditional practices attuned to local water conditions and local needs. Now indigenous water conservation know-how is bringing back sufficiency—and even abundance

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Stories of Positive Action

How are you and others taking action to create a more positive future? Here are your stories...

The Big Promise of the Small

Water projects have been some of the largest engineering feats of humankind. But these projects came at a price many now think was too high. Where do we turn for water solutions?

The Lake And the 'hood

A struggle to save a desert lake could have pitted bird lovers against city water consumers. Instead, a remarkable alliance was born between environmentalists, community activists, and East Los Angeles youth

Amal's Birthday

Since the mid-1990s, Kathy Kelly has been a frequent visitor to Iraq, visiting hospitals, making friends with ordinary Iraqis, and defying UN sanctions by bringing in medical supplies.