India Killed Off Most of Its Vultures—Here's Why It Cost Their Economy Billions
by YES! online staffSep 13, 2013
- When about 97 percent of India's vultures died due to eating carcasses that contained a drug called diclofenac, it caused a boom in the feral dog population. The resulting rabies epidemic cost India billions of dollars between 1993 and 2006.
#FearlessSummer: How the Battle to Stop Climate Change Got Ferocious
by Kristin MoeSep 10, 2013
- A series of actions that took place this summer helped to shift the climate movement's center of gravity.
One Thing College Alumni Can Do about Climate Change Right Now
by Laurent DalozAug 29, 2013
- I've respectfully informed my alma mater that, until it divests its holdings in the fossil fuel industry—coal, oil, tar sands, and fracked natural gas—I will not donate another cent.
Confessions of a Climate Change Denier
by Yotam MaromJul 31, 2013
- The fight for the climate isn’t a separate movement. It’s both a challenge and an opportunity for all of our movements.
“We’re Not Going Anywhere”: Sandy-Struck Neighborhoods Rebuild for Resilience
by YES! online staffJul 24, 2013
- Climate change has turned up the volume, making “superstorms” like Sandy more likely. In this documentary, Clodagh McGowan introduces you to coastal homeowners who are rebuilding their houses to withstand the next big one.
President Obama’s Climate Speech: Is It Enough?
by YES! online staffJun 27, 2013
- Thom Hartmann and YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder discuss the president’s speech on climate change. Is it a first step toward climate justice? Or is it too little, too late?
An Intimate Look Inside the Climate Justice Movement
by YES! online staffJun 14, 2013
- The film Blockadia Rising documents the campaign of direct action against the Keystone XL pipeline.
Climate Change Is Happening but We Can Meet the Challenge
by Sarah van GelderJun 13, 2013
- It can be hard for youth to deal with the overwhelming effects of climate change. But, by taking action, we can erode the hold that oil, fracking, and coal has on people and the environment.
Get Apocalyptic: Why Radical is the New Normal
by Robert JensenMay 24, 2013
- Feeling anxious about life in a broken economy on a strained planet? Turn despair into action.
For a Future that Won’t Destroy Life on Earth, Look to the Global Indigenous Uprising
by Kristin MoeMay 23, 2013
- Idle No More is the latest incarnation of an age-old movement for life that doesn't depend on infinite extraction and growth. Now, armed with Twitter and Facebook, once-isolated groups from Canada to South America are exchanging resources and support like never before.
Houston’s Most Polluted Neighborhood Draws the Line at Alberta Tar Sands
by Kristin MoeApr 22, 2013
- If the Keystone XL pipeline is approved, 90 percent of the tar sands crude that flows through it will be processed near an embattled Houston neighborhood called Manchester. Residents are joining up to demand a healthier future.
Occupy Sandy Funds Growth of Worker-Owned Co-Ops
by Peter RughApr 05, 2013
- Could the seaside neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy be the next big incubator for worker-owned companies?
Three Tactics for a Stronger Climate Movement
by Melanie Jae MartinMar 19, 2013
- In January, the Sierra Club reversed a 121-year-old ban on civil disobedience to reflect the urgency of climate change. The move presents an opening for radical groups to try new tactics like the three discussed here.
Students for Climate Justice: We’re Not a Single-Issue Movement
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa, Sally Bunner, Lauren ResslerMar 06, 2013
- The students organizing for climate justice on campuses today are drawing connections between the environment and social issues like debt, racism, and immigration.
The Coming Climate Exodus: What We’re Doing to Help Wildlife’s New Migration
by Peter Pearsall, Cecilia GarzaMar 01, 2013
- As climate change forces species to head for cooler climates, biologists are using new tools and partnerships to make sure we help—and don't hinder—their flight.