Two seventh-graders set out to save orangutans—and ended up changing the recipe for Girl Scout cookies.
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Revolutionizing agriculture with crops that grow like a prairie.
Since ripping open the prairie for modern monocultures, we're losing soil and fertility. Agricultural pioneer Wes Jackson says there's another way.
Photo Essay: How agriculture and wildlands can both flourish—together.
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.
With the eyes of the world on mass protests against corporate control of governments, El Salvador debates a new ban on gold mining.
Video: Nebraskans aren’t willing to risk their land or their water supply to an oil pipeline.
We often think about local food—but what about local fabric? Photos from one woman’s quest to know her “fibershed.”
Join us for a live Twitter chat at 8 p.m. EST with YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, and others on the controversial tar sands pipeline and the mass civil disobedience kicking off next week to fight it.
We’re all familiar with vicious cycles. But what happens when solutions build on each other?
Tornadoes, fires, floods, crop failures—they’re all isolated events, right? This powerful video from Bill McKibben and Stephen Thomson helps connect the dots of the climate catastrophe.
Video: Can prisons save money and the environment while changing lives?
How bees can save us—but only if we save them.
Big mammals shouldn’t be a casualty of modern society. They could make a comeback—if we give them what they need most: room to roam.
What started as one couple’s fight against gas drilling in their local park grew into a campaign to save more than 700,000 acres of Pennsylvania forest.