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Issue 54
Summer 2010

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EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION: The Water We Need

New Visions

Solving today’s big problems will take more than a quick fix. These authors offer clarity about the roots of our problems and visions of a better way.

Little boy, photo by Naomi FrostHow Can We Change Our Water Habits?

Climate change could be disastrous for U.S. water supplies, which we're damming, drilling, and pumping beyond capacity. How can we change our water habits to work with nature and keep water flowing?


Food in Dry Times

Growing food in a future of droughts, floods, and storms? The answer lies in the dirt.


World & Community

New models that foster justice and real prosperity, and sustain the Earth’s living systems. How can we bring these models to life and put them to work?

Western Showdown

Decades of court battles and intervention by the federal government failed. Then farmers, tribes, and conservationists worked out a way to save the river.




Restoring the Wild

As climate change diminishes snowpacks, restored mountain ponds offer a source of water.

  • Leave it to Beavers?

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Fish, illustration by Alexander DumasPoster: 3 Ideas to Make Water Last

Steward our watersheds, share the water fairly, and live within our water means. Here's what sustainability looks like.

 

Maude Barlow: 3 World Water Wins

Around the world, people are taking control of their water supply.


The Power of One

Stories of people who find their courage, open their hearts, and discover what it means to be human in today’s world.

Robert Kennedy Jr.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Robert Kennedy Jr.

We can be the most powerful protectors of our own sources of water.

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The Little Town That Sent a Corporation Packing

Felton Water activists, photo by Jenn IrelandHow a tiny California town achieved "water independence."

 

River Rescue

Meet the public defenders of your rivers, streams, and shores.


Breaking Open

Humor, story-telling, and the arts—taking you into unexpected spaces where business-as-usual breaks open into new possibilities.

Simple Ways to Bring the Water
Baby in the bathRevolution Home

You can start right now. Fix your leaks and get your activist feet wet.

 

Ancient Traditions
Keep Desert Waters Flowing

What we can learn from centuries-old traditions.


Features


Real People v. Corporate "People":
The Fight is On

The Supreme Court says corporations can spend as much money as they want on political advertising. Millions of Americans say they've had it.

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Why Power Is Not a Dirty Word

France Moore Lappe, photo by Paul Dunn, 185pxThe wrong sort of power corrupts the soul and the body politic. But there's another kind of power that could save both.


Departments

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

COMMENTARY
A Personal Invitation to the US Social Forum
By Adrienne Maree Brown

SIGNS OF LIFE


PEOPLE WE LOVE

Mouse Icon 10pxInterview with Edwards

YES! video icon     More about her work


UPDATE :: YES! STORIES REVISITED
The Garden Project

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QUOTE PAGE
Agnes Baker Pilgrim

READERS FORUM

FROM THE PUBLISHER
Winning the Frame Game

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THE PAGE THAT COUNTS

YES! BUT HOW?

 

CARTOON

 

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IN REVIEW
BOOKS

 

YES! MUSIC PICKS

  • Horse Feathers
  • Natalie Merchant
  • Rana Farhan
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YES! FILM PICKS

  • A Sea Change

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  • The Good Soldier

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  • Trouble the Water

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