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Photo by Andrew Malone. 4 Lessons for Growing a Family Farm Across Generations

Shannon Hayes   |   Feb 01, 2013

Breaking our families into nuclear units has an ecological and emotional cost. Could the multigenerational farm remind us where to turn for a viable future?   MORE »



Eva Hayward Sex in the Wild (a First-Hand Account)

Eva Hayward   |   Jan 30, 2013

What I learned about love from a hermaphrodite, a cannibal, and a dizzyingly diverse array of sea creatures.   MORE »



PLANET  

Stephen Colbert. What’s Stephen Colbert’s Solution to Climate Change?

YES! Online Staff   |   Jan 31, 2013

Video: Stephen Colbert gets a lot of laughs out of climate change—at the expense of pundits who seem to have decided that solving the problem is just too much work.    MORE »



Photo by Rachel Sussman You Are Where You Live

Susan Griffin   |   Jan 30, 2013

How the sky, rain, geography, and cultures of our place shape us.   MORE »



Swarthmore Mountain Justice Students to Colleges: Take Our Money Out of Dirty Energy

Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa   |   Jan 29, 2013

A divestment campaign led by students is changing the national conversation about energy, creating a market for sustainable stocks, and linking up students with communities facing off against the fossil fuel industry.   MORE »



PEOPLE POWER  

Photo by Matthew Rader. Care about Your Food? Then Care about Your Farmworkers Too

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern   |   Jan 30, 2013

It’s organic. It’s local. But did the workers who picked it have health insurance?   MORE »



PEACE & JUSTICE  

Maude Barlow speaks. Why I Returned My Queen Elizabeth Medal of Honor

Maude Barlow   |   Jan 28, 2013

A letter to Canada’s Governor General explains why Maude Barlow–together with Idle No More–are speaking out against the country’s new environmental rules.   MORE »



VIDEO OF THE WEEK   

Bringing (Human) Diversity to America’s National Parks

Jan 28, 2013

Video: Take a journey to Yosemite National Park with the Amazing Grace 50+ Club, a Los Angeles-based church group that strives to bring more people of color to our national parks.   MORE »


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