Bill McKibben: There are reasons to be encouraged about the negotiations in Copenhagen, and ways to get involved in your own backyard.
"We the People" will have to act up if we want a global agreement that averts climate chaos.
As some try to lower expectations about the outcome of the U.N. climate summit in Copenhagen, public pressure for real action is increasing.
Concerned for the mental health of soldiers, Thomas Mahany wrote a letter asking President Obama to "deal with the cause, not just the effect" of war's trauma by bringing troops home.
Some say it was Ronald Reagan's toughness that forced down the wall. But detente between East and West and grassroots people's movements deserve the credit.
Walk Score, a website that ranks the walkability of neighborhoods, now includes public transit in its rankings. Realtors say a good Walk Score rating adds major value to property listings.
From the climate action blog: The YES! office benefits from the composting action of many thousands of now-famous worms.
Media and Outreach intern Ariel Kazunas on winter-proofing for a more climate-happy home.
From the YES! climate blog: Education outreach intern Alysa Austin defies rain, wind, and snow as she bikes her way toward a more connected life.
Heather Purser reflects on the legacy that years of extermination and assimilation have had in modern Native communities.
The apology to Native people passed by the Senate last week is a step towards reconciliation. But on this Columbus Day, let's be clear that an apology must be followed by action.
There's little time left to take on nuclear proliferation and climate chaos. Can the Nobel Peace Prize help President Obama to step up to these threats?
A series of interviews this week, from CBS to Comedy Central, put Colin Beavan in front of millions. But can viewers laugh and learn?
Support for reform rebounds after a summer of widely-publicized misinformation campaigns.
Youth activist Iris Andrews gets a commitment on climate change from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, first-hand, on her cell phone.
The first lady launches a White House farmers market. Could her food agenda unite the nation?
Artist turns one man's year-long trash-collection experiment into a hopeful vision.
At YES!, we've known Van Jones from his work with disaffected youth in Oakland through his rise to the White House. And here's what we know: Van is a true patriot.
Ted Kennedy never stopped fighting to make health care in this nation what it already was in his eyes: a universal, fundamental right of all Americans.