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These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy These Young People Are Pioneering Appalachia's Post-Coal Economy
by Joe Solomon
The Appalachian Transition Fellows are young people who will spend this year building diverse job opportunities in the coal-country counties that need them most.
Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read Video: In Rural Kenya, Solar Lanterns Cut Carbon and Help Kids Read
Solar power can be transformative in places where people have to walk for miles just to charge a cell phone.
Three Arrests in Latest Blockade of Tar Sands Equipment Three Arrests in Latest Blockade of Tar Sands Equipment
by Rachael Stoeve
The equipment has been blocked in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana—in each case by an alliance between Native Americans and environmental groups.
Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains
by Molly Rusk
Beyond the dangers of derailment and explosions, Seattleites are worried about oil-by-rail shipping's effect on the climate. Here's what they did about it.
Keystone XL "At a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling Keystone XL "At a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling
by Kristin Moe
Local landowners and environmentalists who have long opposed the pipeline project are celebrating the decision.
Darth Vader's Death Star Created Jobs, Too! New Video Pokes Fun at Keystone Pipeline Claims Darth Vader's Death Star Created Jobs, Too! New Video Pokes Fun at Keystone Pipeline Claims
by YES! online staff
The public comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline opened on Wednesday. This video is the comment from California-based climate group Movement Generation.
Beyond Keystone XL: 8 Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change Beyond Keystone XL: 8 Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change
by Michael Northrop
Recent signs that Barack Obama may approve the Keystone XL pipeline have some environmentalists feeling down about the future of the climate. But huge and positive changes are quietly taking place.
A "Pay-It-Forward" Approach to Funding Solar Power A "Pay-It-Forward" Approach to Funding Solar Power
by Corey Hill
Donations to a California nonprofit don't just fund one solar installation, but circulate from one project to the next.
Measuring Fukushima's Impact: How Geeks and Hackers Got Geiger Counters to the Masses Measuring Fukushima's Impact: How Geeks and Hackers Got Geiger Counters to the Masses
by Erika Lundahl
Thousands of ordinary people have contributed to a crowd-sourced effort to measure Fukushima's impact.
Facing Ourselves: The Climate Challenge Needs a New Kind of Bravery Facing Ourselves: The Climate Challenge Needs a New Kind of Bravery
by YES! online staff
Before fighting climate change, we must first confront our emotions about it.
Pro-Coal Kids' Pages Pulled from Government Site as Public Pressure Increases Pro-Coal Kids' Pages Pulled from Government Site as Public Pressure Increases
by Jeff Biggers
Two sections that essentially told kids that coal was safe and good for the environment disappeared today from the website of a state agency in Illinois.
Will Trains Bring 48M Tons of Coal a Year Through Seattle? Not If the Locals Can Stop It Will Trains Bring 48M Tons of Coal a Year Through Seattle? Not If the Locals Can Stop It
by Floyd McKay
A plan to bring coal from Wyoming to the Pacific Northwest coast and ship it to Asia will test the mettle of the region's environmentalists.
Illinois’ Flawed Fracking Law Is Everyone’s Problem, Ecologist Says Illinois’ Flawed Fracking Law Is Everyone’s Problem, Ecologist Says
by Jeff Biggers, Ben Evans
The backroom negotiations behind the midwestern state’s new fracking regulations may be a taste of what’s to come in other places.
“World’s Greenest Office Building” Makes Net-Zero Look Easy “World’s Greenest Office Building” Makes Net-Zero Look Easy
by Samantha Thomas
It’s a commercial office space equipped with composting toilets, rainwater showers, and a stairway designed to be so beautiful that no one ever takes the elevator.
Building a Solar Economy: 4 Lessons from Hawaii Building a Solar Economy: 4 Lessons from Hawaii
by Erin L. McCoy
Hawaii generates more of its power from the sun than any other state. Here’s what the rest of us can learn from the obstacles that came up along the way and and what’s being done to overcome them.
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