Protecting the web of life.
Feedback from the Melting Arctic
by Valerie Schloredtposted Jun 11, 2012
- NASA completed a cross-institutional study on rising methane levels in the Arctic. The results, we're afraid, do not look good.
A Last (Chemical) Gasp for Bees?
by Shannan Stollposted May 24, 2012
- Colony collapse disorder threatens food crops valued at $15 billion a year. New research says farm chemicals put our food system at risk.
Rising Sea Levels: The View from a Canoe
by Sena Christianposted May 03, 2012
- Decades ago, the legendary journey of the open-ocean canoe Hokule‘a revealed secrets of Hawai‘i’s past and sparked pride in native culture. Now, a voyage around the world offers a new generation lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.
Free Your (Eco)Mind
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Apr 20, 2012
- This Earth Day, think like an ecosystem—and you just might save the world.
What’s the Most Astounding Fact About the Universe?
posted Mar 21, 2012
- Ask an astrophysicist.
Farmers Go Wild
by Abby Quillenposted Feb 06, 2012
- Going beyond organic, a new generation of farmers is nurturing nature as well as crops.
Vandana Shiva: Teachers for a Living World
by Madhu Suri Prakashposted Jan 27, 2012
- While Ivy League schools marvel at India’s economic growth, Vandana Shiva’s University of the Seed looks to the earth—and Gandhi—for guidance.
Hope for Salmon as Dams Come Down
by Jennifer Kayeposted Dec 26, 2011
- The destruction of two Washington State dams will restore depleted fisheries, create jobs, and maybe even change how we manage our rivers.
Girl Scouts Take Aim at their Own Cookie Ingredients
by Jen Hortonposted Dec 20, 2011
- Two seventh-graders set out to save orangutans—and ended up changing the recipe for Girl Scout cookies.
Wes Jackson: A Perennial Revolution in Agriculture
by Ken Meterposted Nov 30, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Revolutionizing agriculture with crops that grow like a prairie.
Can We Restore the Prairie—And Still Support Ourselves?
by Wes Jacksonposted Nov 22, 2011
- Since ripping open the prairie for modern monocultures, we're losing soil and fertility. Agricultural pioneer Wes Jackson says there's another way.
Farming With the Wild
by Dan Imhoffposted Nov 05, 2011
- Photo Essay: How agriculture and wildlands can both flourish—together.
Removing the Elwha Dam
posted Nov 01, 2011
- Plans to restore the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state begin with the removal of a dam that's stood for almost a century.
Visual Learning: Boom!
posted Oct 25, 2011
- With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it's interesting (or not). In this case, it's all about oil spill cleanup.
Gold or Water: The Fight Goes on in El Salvador
by Robin Broad, John Cavanaghposted Oct 10, 2011
- With the eyes of the world on mass protests against corporate control of governments, El Salvador debates a new ban on gold mining.