Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
The Zapatistas are still running their own schools and hospitals, raising new generations, and carrying on a dialogue with the outside world that has enriched both sides.
New studies show that people with deep roots in the place where they live are better equipped to handle upheavals of the type that come with climate change.
The city is home to more than 40,000 vacant properties. Now neighborhoods are hoping a new public entity can help them bounce back from the post-industrial blues.
Wearing yourself down with worry? It’s time to thank outside the box.
As India honors the first anniversary of the Delhi gang rape that rocked the nation, YES! talks with Sister Lucy Kurien—whose life was changed forever when she saw a young woman set on fire.
The project, which is set to break ground next year, will include places for residents to live, garden, worship, and work.
It's time to reclaim the well-being and exuberance that is part of healthy food culture.
Returning vets often struggle with relationships, housing, PTSD, and more. Dryhootch founders say the best mentors for people returning from our latest wars are other vets who have been through it before.
These filmmakers toured Haiti's rural south in a pickup truck for 10 days. The footage they captured shows a side of Haitian life most have never seen.
Governments usually use eminent domain powers to displace people. But one hardscrabble Bay Area city is going to the mat to do just the opposite—stabilize its economy and keep residents where they are.
Glamorized consumer culture has serious side effects—and to help people in remote Indian villages understand this, one filmmaker brought them to the West. Here’s what they thought of the dark side of Western lifestyles.
To transform economically and socially depressed areas into healthy, vibrant communities, we have to focus on their strengths and trust residents to solve their own problems.
Starting the process of change in a place you know well makes it more doable and fun.
Americans who’ve enjoyed the vibrant public places of Europe and Latin America are bringing the idea back to the cities and towns of the U.S.