Anna Ternheim, Jerry Jeff Walker, and other inspiration while putting together the Winter 2013 issue.
A quote from Terry Tempest Williams, from What Would Nature Do?, the Winter 2013 issue of YES! Magazine. Download it here.
Cambodian sex trafficking survivor Somaly Mam rescues girls from brothels—and offers them a second life.
Current national minimum wage for tipped workers: $2.13. Last time the national tipped minimum wage was raised: 1991.
Insurance companies are likely to pay out billions in claims due to events caused by climate change—which makes them well-poised to lead the way to a low-carbon economy.
Climate change is already increasing the likelihood of weather extremes—like the droughts and heat waves like we’ve seen in recent years—according to a new report by one of NASA’s top climate scientists.
A California proposal would offset the state’s climate-altering emissions by paying for forest conservation in Chiapas. Could there be unintended consequences in a region with a history of human rights abuse and land grabs?
Oil companies—and many of our political leaders—see melting sea ice as an opportunity to drill deeper. Fortunately, you don’t have to occupy an Arctic drilling platform to join the growing movement of people who are putting themselves on the line for our planet’s future.
Left alone, natural systems keep nitrogen, carbon, and other key ingredients of life balanced.
It takes humility to recognize that what we’ve called progress isn’t always for the better. Sometimes nature’s original idea was a better one.
Film Review: Whether you think the cyberactivists of Anonymous are hooligans or heroes, “We Are Legion” is required viewing.
Book Review: Gleaned from letters, essays, and articles, “Pete Seeger: In His Own Words” reveals how the celebrated folk singer has considered, at every turn, what it means to sing out in a world where the din of injustice is deafening.
Today, at a time of multiple crises, we need to move away from thinking of nature as dead matter to valuing her biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature herself is the best teacher.
How a universal treaty is still working to protecting the ozone layer a quarter-century later.