Canadian Company Sues U.S. for Blocking Keystone XL—and Shows How the TPP Can Hurt Climate
by John LightJan 11, 2016
- Environmentalists have worked for years to get governments to regulate fossil fuels. Here’s how trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership make that even harder.
Will the TPP Set Back This Campaign to Stop a Proposed Coal Mine Near Montana Tribal Land?
by Sarah van GelderJan 05, 2016
- The TPP makes the rights of companies sacrosanct, and that includes the right to mine. But what about the rights of people who live in the way of proposed mining sites?
COP21: Why We Should Care What Climate Scientists Think
by Eric RehmDec 18, 2015
- As a scientist at COP21, I hoped to see a fruitful collision of the climate scientist and climate activist. I expected strong words regarding science and broader social change, but instead found that scientists who understood the problem seemed to think we could fix it without changing the status quo.
The Risks of Being Heard at COP21: How I Ended Up In a Parisian Jail Cell
by Kate AronoffDec 15, 2015
- At international summits like COP21, diplomats and dignitaries dominate the dialogue. To see how voices outside the negotiations are heard, I joined a peaceful protest at the Louvre Museum.
Video: What We Talk About When We Talk About Privilege
by Tony MannoDec 04, 2015
- In this YES! Short, volunteers discuss what it means to confront the privilege of others—as well as their own.
Corporate Climate Criminals Shamed in Paris Ad Campaign (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffDec 02, 2015
- How private companies are involved with COP21 talks, what the internet does to your focus, and how artists transformed ads to reveal the way companies pollute the planet.
COP21: A Rallying Cry—No Climate Justice Without Full Indigenous Rights
by Sarah van GelderDec 01, 2015
- "We realize that in this country we don’t have political power. So we have always looked at building alliances, coalitions, or being part of coalitions."
COP21: Meet 5 Everyday People Heading to the Paris Climate Talks
by Yessenia FunesNov 27, 2015
- Activists, researchers, and an artist. For them, climate change is personal.
These Kids Can’t Vote, But They Can Sue
by Araz HachadourianNov 20, 2015
- In Washington state, eight kids took the government to court to safeguard their future through stronger regulations on carbon emissions. Here's what they gained.
Here’s What We’ll Do After the Paris Climate Summit Drops the Ball
by Jim ShultzNov 12, 2015
- No global agreement is coming to save the day. Our powers lie elsewhere, in our communities especially, and this is where we must take the battle.
Capitalism vs. Climate: Naomi Klein’s New Film Takes Us From the Current Crisis to the World We Want
by Kate AronoffNov 05, 2015
- In "This Changes Everything," Naomi Klein lays out how industry interests are opposed to those of ordinary people—a point climate activists have had trouble communicating and been reluctant to fully embrace.
How a Prison’s Debate Team Beat Harvard’s (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffOct 16, 2015
- Bernie Sanders calls climate change our biggest security threat, a video illustrates how few women are in positions of power, and Black Lives Matter organizers take on more than just race.
Can Local Economies Revolutionize the US? This Adviser to China Thinks So
by Marcus Harrison GreenOct 14, 2015
- Laurence Brahm advises the Chinese government on economic and environmental policy. Here’s what he thinks the United States can learn from China.
How Obama’s New EPA Regs Can Bring More Local Control Over Energy—Even in Red States
by Gar AlperovitzSep 15, 2015
- The Clean Power Plan is counting on states to cut carbon emissions. Will they be the new frontiers for change?
10,000 Icelanders Invite Syrian Refugees Into Their Homes (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffSep 09, 2015
- Scotland takes a new approach to sex work legislation, the VW bus is coming back greener than ever, and Iceland's citizens urge their government to do more for refugees.