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First Statewide Carbon Tax Is What Our Climate Moment Demands
by Richard H. Gammon
Climate scientists like me need to be clear about the global danger. Putting a price on CO2 would slow warming more effectively than any other policy tool we have available.
We Need Young Farmers, and Colleges Can Help
by Chelsey Simpson
The documentary Occupy the Farm shows the positive impact universities could have if they leveraged their resources to create more farms and farmers.
Will Historic Standing Rock Talks Change U.S.-Tribe Relationships?
by Tristan Ahtone
The Department of Justice promised to consider nationwide reform in how the U.S. treats tribal land. Legal experts consider what, exactly, that might look like.
Fewer Than 10 Grizzly Bears Left in Washington—But There’s a Plan to Save Them
by Michael J. Dax
Environmentalists, industry, and politicians have a second chance to learn from decades of wolf debates and save the grizzlies.
Urban Foraging: Weeds You Can Eat
by Jasleena Grewal
6 edible weeds that can reduce anxiety, provide protein—or even predict the weather.
Let Wildfires Burn: Study Shows Forests Bounce Back on Their Own
by Maya Khosla
Modern fire management practices of logging and seeding interfere with an ecosystem's ability to restore itself, and does little to protect property.
Don’t Be That Guy at the 4th of July Party
by Barbara Clabots
Independence Day is tough on coastal ecosystems where Americans flock to beach parties and communities are left with the mess. Here's how to do it better.
What Does a Feminist Mortician Look Like?
by Jennifer Luxton
Historically, when a man takes care of a corpse, he is a professional. When a woman takes care of a corpse, it’s a domestic task. How can we close the gender gap in the death care industry?
Salmon—It’s What’s For Dinner (Even If You’re a Tree)
by Jennifer Luxton, Stephen Miller
Each year, immense schools of migrating salmon bring nutrients from the ocean to Pacific Northwest rivers—literally feeding the trees. Here’s where humans come in.
When I Dream of the Planet in Recovery
by Derrick Jensen
For decades, poet-philosopher and radical environmentalist Derrick Jensen has warned us about the problems of civilization. Yet he’s a tireless activist with hope for the planet’s future.
In Photos: The Seed-Saving Farmers Who Pass Down Land to Their Daughters
by Rucha Chitnis
In northeastern India's mountainous state of Meghalaya, youngest daughters inherit the land—and the ancient food heritage of their mothers.
Borrow, Save, Share: 3 Ways Seeds Can Democratize Our Food System
by Neil Thapar
Just six companies control 63 percent of the commercial seed market. But seed libraries offer us an opportunity to reclaim the seed commons and create our own community food systems.
What’s a Death Midwife? Inside the Alternative Death Care Movement
by Jennifer Luxton
From funeral cooperatives to green burials, there's a kinder, gentler, less expensive way to die.
This Trailer Changes Everything: Epic New Naomi Klein Doc Will Have You Running for Your Kayak
by Araz Hachadourian
The film inspired by Klein's book features the stories of everyday people standing up to climate change.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van Gelder
YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.