West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects
by Erin L. McCoyFeb 26, 2014
- Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill
by Molly RuskFeb 18, 2014
- 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
by Rachael StoeveJan 23, 2014
- 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
by Kristin MoeNov 22, 2013
- 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)
by Jamie HennNov 21, 2013
- 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!
by Democracy Now!Nov 19, 2013
- Live coverage of the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw from Democracy Now!
5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone
Nov 18, 2013
- 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?
by Walden BelloNov 11, 2013
- 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?
by Leanne SimpsonOct 23, 2013
- 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
by Chris SweeneyOct 11, 2013
- 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
by Katrina RabelerSep 20, 2013
- 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
by John Cavanagh, Robin BroadSep 13, 2013
- 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
by Sven EberleinSep 12, 2013
- 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
by Kristin MoeSep 10, 2013
- 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
by YES! online staffSep 06, 2013
- 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.