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How a Big Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air
by Adam Lynch
Community activists in the country’s most corrupt state won an unlikely victory to convert a coal plant to natural gas.
Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail
by Ralph Schwartz
Coastal tribes share tactics and resources to bring fossil fuel transport to a halt.
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.
Meet the McDonald’s Cashier Taking on Her CEO for Climate Change
by Brooke Anderson
If raising a family on a McDonald’s salary wasn’t hard enough, Tina Sandoval is working to transform the fast-food industry into one that is good for both people and planet.
Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience
by Kate Stringer
A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.
The End of Night: Why We Need Darkness In the Age of Artificial Light
by Emmett FitzGerald
Since the invention of electric light, the night has been getting progressively brighter. But a growing body of research shows experiencing total darkness is critical to our well-being.
Why We Need to Keep 80 Percent of Fossil Fuels in the Ground
by Bill McKibben
Life depends on it. Bill McKibben on the big changes we’ve already made in remarkably short order.
The Oil Industry Won in Alberta. Now First Nations Look to Heal Their Land
by Erika Lundahl
The Alberta tar sands are home to the third-largest proven reserves of crude oil in the world. Here, First Nations engage in a complex dance of resistance to and cooperation with industry in order to survive.
As Rising Seas Force Exile, Islanders Hold Fast to What Matters Most
by Keith Barbalato
Pacific Islanders are among the first victims of climate change-induced sea level rise. As natives quickly run out of land and struggle to maintain crops, leaders are searching for ways to protect their people and thousands of years of cultural heritage.
Canadian Company Sues U.S. for Blocking Keystone XL—and Shows How the TPP Can Hurt Climate
by John Light
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.
COP21: Meet 5 Everyday People Heading to the Paris Climate Talks
by Yessenia Funes
Activists, researchers, and an artist. For them, climate change is personal.
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.
“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”: A Montana Professor on the Issue of Our Time
by Sarah van Gelder
University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he’s standing up to tar sands extraction.
On Rooftops of Paris, Expect Green Roofs and Solar Panels
by Tom Lawson
The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level.
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.