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Environmental Justice

Standing up for our health and homes.

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.
Confessions of a Climate Change Denier Confessions of a Climate Change Denier
by Yotam Marom
The fight for the climate isn’t a separate movement. It’s both a challenge and an opportunity for all of our movements.
A Road Trip to Save El Salvador’s Water A Road Trip to Save El Salvador’s Water
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
A delegation of activists from 12 different countries on the fight to stop gold mining in Central America.
An Intimate Look Inside the Climate Justice Movement An Intimate Look Inside the Climate Justice Movement
by YES! online staff
The film Blockadia Rising documents the campaign of direct action against the Keystone XL pipeline.
Pro-Fracking Greens Called Out in Ecologist’s New Manifesto Pro-Fracking Greens Called Out in Ecologist’s New Manifesto
by Jeff Biggers
In a statement, ecologist Sandra Steingraber denounced Illinois’ new fracking regulations and described the need for a movement dedicated to abolishing fracking nationwide.
A Healing Walk through Canada’s Tar Sands Dystopia A Healing Walk through Canada’s Tar Sands Dystopia
by Clayton Thomas-Muller
Cree organizer Clayton Thomas-Muller provides a deeply personal account of a ceremonial healing walk through the broken landscape of Canada’s tar sands. This year’s walk begins July 4.
Illinois’ Flawed Fracking Law Is Everyone’s Problem, Ecologist Says Illinois’ Flawed Fracking Law Is Everyone’s Problem, Ecologist Says
by Jeff Biggers, Ben Evans
The backroom negotiations behind the midwestern state’s new fracking regulations may be a taste of what’s to come in other places.
Meet the Rainforest-Dwelling Malaysian Farmers Fighting to Keep their Land above Water Meet the Rainforest-Dwelling Malaysian Farmers Fighting to Keep their Land above Water
by James Trimarco
The dams would cost $105 billion, flood an area twice the size of LA, and force the relocation of tens of thousands of indigenous people. Against all the odds, the local forest-dwelling people are coming together and organizing in a way that’s unheard of in this part of the world.
Houston’s Most Polluted Neighborhood Draws the Line at Alberta Tar Sands Houston’s Most Polluted Neighborhood Draws the Line at Alberta Tar Sands
by Kristin Moe
If the Keystone XL pipeline is approved, 90 percent of the tar sands crude that flows through it will be processed near an embattled Houston neighborhood called Manchester. Residents are joining up to demand a healthier future.
Newly Released Tim DeChristopher Finds a Movement Transformed by His Courage Newly Released Tim DeChristopher Finds a Movement Transformed by His Courage
by Melanie Jae Martin
Tim DeChristopher, who was just released from federal custody, is best known as the man who disrupted an auction of pristine public lands. But there’s more to his story than his role as “Bidder 70.”
Donald Trump Picks the Wrong Scottish Farmers to Brawl With Donald Trump Picks the Wrong Scottish Farmers to Brawl With
by Chris Francis
When Donald Trump tried to develop a stretch of pristine Scottish seaside into a golf course, the feisty local community pushed back. A new documentary film tells the story.
At Seattle Idle No More Event, A Mix of Ceremony and Protest At Seattle Idle No More Event, A Mix of Ceremony and Protest
by Kristin Hugo
Saturday’s Idle No More event showed that a beach can be the perfect place for a protest when a movement is drawing attention to the relationship between people and water.
Puget Sound Tribe Plans for Rising Seas Puget Sound Tribe Plans for Rising Seas
by Benjamin Drummond, Sara Steele
Video: The Swinomish tribe could lose up to 15 percent of their land on low-lying Fidalgo Island to climate-change related sea level rise. They’re working with planners to make sure they can survive—and thrive—in the region’s changing climate.
People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson
by Laura Beans
Nurturing African-American culture through gardening.
Students to Colleges: Take Our Money Out of Dirty Energy Students to Colleges: Take Our Money Out of Dirty Energy
by Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa
A divestment campaign led by students is changing the national conversation about energy, creating a market for sustainable stocks, and linking up students with communities facing off against the fossil fuel industry.
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