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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
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 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?
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
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
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
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
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
by Kristin Moe
A series of actions that took place this summer helped to shift the climate movement's center of gravity.
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
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
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
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
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
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.