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West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill
by Molly Rusk
Residents whose tap water was polluted are finding that rainwater is an affordable alternative.
Fracking Standoff in Texas: One Woman's Struggle to Stop Drilling on Her Family's Land Fracking Standoff in Texas: One Woman's Struggle to Stop Drilling on Her Family's Land
by Rachael Stoeve
Frances Shure is responsible for decisions over whether to let gas companies frack land that's been in her family for generations. The more she's learned about the process, the less willing she's been to say "yes."
"Cowboys and Indians" Camp Together to Build Alliance Against Keystone XL "Cowboys and Indians" Camp Together to Build Alliance Against Keystone XL
by Kristin Moe
At the Ponca Trail of Tears Spiritual Camp, tribal members and their ranchers are learning to understand each other as never before.
Why the UN Climate Negotiations Give Me Hope (In Spite of Everything) Why the UN Climate Negotiations Give Me Hope (In Spite of Everything)
by Jamie Henn
It's possible to find hope for action in the new generation's determination and clarity—even after 19 years of stalled negotiations.
Follow the Warsaw Climate Talks Live with Democracy Now! Follow the Warsaw Climate Talks Live with Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!
Live coverage of the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw from Democracy Now!
5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone 5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone
Forget smarter! This infographic depicts the lifecycle of a cellphone, and points out non-toxic, conflict-free mineral responsible design.
Typhoon Haiyan: A Wake-Up Call for Warsaw Climate Talks? Typhoon Haiyan: A Wake-Up Call for Warsaw Climate Talks?
by Walden Bello
Right before the latest round of climate talks began, the massive superstorm killed tens of thousands and displaced millions in the Philippines. What will it take to drive the message home?
Can Fracking Showdown on Native Land Help Break Canada's Cycle of Colonialism? Can Fracking Showdown on Native Land Help Break Canada's Cycle of Colonialism?
by Leanne Simpson
When members of the Elsipogtog First Nation attempted to prevent seismic testing on their land that could lead to fracking, armed police appeared and violence ensued. Here, indigenous writer and academic Leanne Simpson puts the issue into context.
Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is
by Chris Sweeney
Our throwaway electronics harm people overseas, but new trends in responsible design are not just smart—they’re kind.
Women's Knowledge: Three Reasons We Won't Solve Climate Change Without It Women's Knowledge: Three Reasons We Won't Solve Climate Change Without It
by Katrina Rabeler
When it comes to solving the climate crisis, the world can't afford to ignore women's voices.
The Real Cost of Gold in the Philippines The Real Cost of Gold in the Philippines
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
We think of gold as a sign of prosperity, but the farmers and communities most affected by mining just want their rivers and land back.
Chevron Pollutes, Here's What the People Did Back Chevron Pollutes, Here's What the People Did Back
by Sven Eberlein
The oil giant reputation it becoming notorious as shareholders, mayors, and indigenous people criticize its actions.
#FearlessSummer: How the Battle to Stop Climate Change Got Ferocious #FearlessSummer: How the Battle to Stop Climate Change Got Ferocious
by Kristin Moe
A series of actions that took place this summer helped to shift the climate movement's center of gravity.
Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets
by YES! online staff
Fishing nets that wash up on the beaches of the Philippines are a nasty form of pollution. Luckily, they can be harvested for useful purposes like carpeting.
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop? What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
by YES! online staff
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, have learned that climate change endangers Ethiopia's coffee crops. Here's what they're doing to make sure the plants will survive.
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