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FROM THE ANIMALS ISSUE OF YES! MAGAZINE

Jane Goodall's 10 Best Things We Can Do For Animals, from the Spring 2011 issue of YES! Magazine, Can Animals Save Us? What They Teach Us About Being Human. Hummingbird photo by Betty Udesen 10 Best Things We Can Do For Animals

Jane Goodall   |   Mar 31, 2011

YES! asked Jane Goodall to tell us what we can do in our everyday lives to care for the animals we love.   MORE »

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Joel Salatin photo by Mike McGregor Joel Salatin: How to Eat Animals and Respect Them, Too

Madeline Ostrander   |   Mar 27, 2011

Why this foodie farmer believes sustainable farming includes meat.   MORE »



Temple Grandin photo courtesy of Workman Publishing How Happy Was Your Meal?

Madeline Ostrander   |   Mar 27, 2011

Autistic scientist Temple Grandin thinks like an animal—in pictures—and she’s using it to get more humane treatment for cattle.   MORE »



PLANET  

Three Mile Island nuclear power station, site of a 1979 partial nuclear meltdown. Photo commons.wikimedia.org, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy. Nuclear Disaster: Who Foots the Bill?

Tyson Slocum   |   Mar 31, 2011

Right now, taxpayers insure the nuclear power industry against the costs of disaster. How can we support safer industries, instead?   MORE »



HAPPINESS  

Hands Young and Old. 'See You Later Grandfather And Thanks.' Photo by Emmanuel Avetta. flickr.com/felizberto Saying Goodbye: What Do We Teach Kids about Death?

Shannon Hayes   |   Mar 31, 2011

Shannon Hayes: When we shelter ourselves from the realities of death, what else might we be sacrificing?   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

A woman who was trapped in her home is carried by a Japan Self Defense Force soldier in Kesennuma City in Miyagi Prefecture in northeastern Japan March 12, 2011. Photo by Kordian. flickr.com/kordian What to Pack for Disaster—And What to Leave Behind

Rebecca Solnit   |   Mar 30, 2011

Rebecca Solnit: When disaster strikes, don’t forget your compassion and critical thinking—but leave your panic, cliches, and stereotypes at the door.   MORE »



March for An Alternative by Paul Parkinson. flickr.com/parkylondon The UK’s March for an Alternative to Austerity

D.D. Guttenplan   |   Mar 28, 2011

More than 400,000 people poured into London’s streets Saturday to show the British government what they think of its austerity program.   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Biko Baker head shot Young Voters: Don’t Write Them Off

Rob "Biko" Baker   |   Mar 30, 2011

Why anyone who believes that under-30 Americans aren’t tuned in to the future and ready to act is fooling themselves.    MORE »



NEW ECONOMY  

The George Washington statue outside the New York Stock Exchange.  Photo by Mikael Tjemsland. flickr.com/misland The End of Empire

David Korten   |   Mar 28, 2011

David Korten: Wall Street’s days are numbered. Ours need not be.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Jon Stewart: Wait, Who’s Greedy?

Mar 30, 2011

GE’s not paying taxes … and public employees are the ones we’re calling “greedy, parasitic, and selfish?”   MORE »
Image from Jon Stewart's Daily Show


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