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India Killed Off Most of Its Vultures—Here's Why It Cost Their Economy Billions
by YES! online staffposted Sep 13, 2013
- When about 97 percent of India's vultures died due to eating carcasses that contained a drug called diclofenac, it caused a boom in the feral dog population. The resulting rabies epidemic cost India billions of dollars between 1993 and 2006.
Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets
by YES! online staffposted Sep 06, 2013
- Fishing nets that wash up on the beaches of the Philippines are a nasty form of pollution. Luckily, they can be harvested for useful purposes like carpeting.
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
by YES! online staffposted Aug 30, 2013
- Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, have learned that climate change endangers Ethiopia's coffee crops. Here's what they're doing to make sure the plants will survive.
Striking Fast Food Workers: “We Can’t Survive on $7.25”
by Lauren Feeneyposted Aug 02, 2013
- A movement to improve pay and work conditions in America’s fast food restaurants appears to be gathering steam.
100 Young Black Activists Respond to George Zimmerman’s Acquittal
by Jamilah Kingposted Jul 17, 2013
- The statement, by the Black Youth Project, conveys profound sorrow along with a commitment to hold on to hope.
Clown Costume or Power Suit? How to Think about the Theatrics of Taking Action
by YES! online staffposted Jul 12, 2013
- Larry Bogad is an author and cofounder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. In this video, he explains how civil rights leaders made their work look good, and how we can use the same principals today.
Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young: A New Economy for Present Times
posted Jul 05, 2013
- Laura Flanders interviews the directors of Shift Change, a film about the cooperative business movement.
President Obama’s Climate Speech: Is It Enough?
by YES! online staffposted Jun 27, 2013
- Thom Hartmann and YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder discuss the president’s speech on climate change. Is it a first step toward climate justice? Or is it too little, too late?
A Healing Walk through Canada’s Tar Sands Dystopia
by Clayton Thomas-Mullerposted Jun 06, 2013
- Cree organizer Clayton Thomas-Muller provides a deeply personal account of a ceremonial healing walk through the broken landscape of Canada’s tar sands. This year’s walk begins July 4.
Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times?
by YES! online staffposted May 16, 2013
- A new player has joined the high-stakes bidding war over the Tribune Company, which owns some of America’s largest newspapers: the people of the United States.
Worker-Owned Window Factory Opens for Business
posted May 09, 2013
- When the company known as Republic Windows and Doors closed its Chicago factory, the workers raised the money to buy back the company themselves. The worker-owned cooperative they formed opens today.
Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops
by YES! online staffposted Apr 18, 2013
- Space is expensive in Brooklyn, so Gotham Greens built their urban farm on a rooftop.
For the Bullied and Beautiful
posted Apr 15, 2013
- In this sometimes humorous and painfully true TEDTalk, Shane Koyczan's spoken-word poem, "To This Day," shares the anguish of being bullied and the will to survive.
A Portlandia Sendup of Tiny House Living
by YES! online staffposted Apr 11, 2013
- Portlandia’s Kumail Nanjiani visits a tiny house and asks some of the questions on everybody’s mind.
Remembering Chinua Achebe, Nigeria’s Master Storyteller
by YES! online staffposted Mar 22, 2013
- The great Nigerian author and essayist Chinua Achebe died on Thursday in Boston. In this interview with Bill Moyers, first broadcast in 1988, he explains why “The storyteller has a different agenda from the emperor.”