Planet

Naomi Klein: Obama Makes Strides Toward Reducing Coal—But We Still Have a Long Way to Go
by Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh
Under new EPA regulations, U.S. power plants will be required to cut emissions and new ones might not be able to open. But does the plan go far enough?
Nearly 80 Percent of Germany’s Power Came From Renewables Last Saturday
by Araz Hachadourian
For one day last week, 78 percent of Germany's power was generated by renewables like solar and wind. Now the country plans to spend €200 billion to move away from fossil fuels permanently.
LA's New Car Share Program Offers Electric Vehicles to Low-Income Drivers
by Shared-Use Mobility Center
Funded by state cap-and-trade revenue, Los Angeles' program will introduce an electric car-sharing fleet to lower carbon emissions and serve disadvantaged communities.
The Weekly Crunch: Tiny Houses in Vancouver and Why the South Is the New China
by YES! Staff
This week: Bee activists step up their game, Bernie Sanders lays out his views on all thing politicals, and fracking takes its toll on Oklahoma.
One Poem That Saved a Forest
by Jacqueline Suskin
How the friendship between a poet and a timber baron kept a grove of California redwoods from clear-cutting.
7 Small Towns Taking Big Steps to Get People Walking
by Jay Walljasper
These communities are helping residents take steps towards healthier lives by making walking a priority.
Bikesharing Trends to Watch in 2015
by Shared-Use Mobility Center
There are a number of bikesharing trends to be excited about this year, from better technology to increased access in low-income communities.
Staying Human in a Time of Climate Change: New Author on Science, Grief, and Hope
by Christopher Zumski Finke
For geographer and author M Jackson, knowing climate science isn’t enough. We need to get our hearts involved too.
How the Pope Is Revving up Climate Action in LA’s Most Polluted Neighborhood
by Jasmine Aguilera
Catholic environmentalists are channeling the power of the Pope’s words into action.
Why These Filmmakers Ate Nothing But Trash for Six Months
by Liz Pleasant
In the new documentary "Just Eat It," filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer swear off grocery shopping for six months and eat only food that would otherwise be thrown out.
Obama’s Push for Corporate Rule: A Moment of Opportunity
by David Korten
Call it populism versus corporatism or democracy versus corporate rule. Either way, it is a far more meaningful political division than two political parties debating big government versus small.
Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees (And 4 Other People Working to Save the Pollinators)
by Miles Schneiderman
With honeybee populations on the decline, scientists, lawyers, and even artists have set out to save humanity's most important pollinators.
Video: On the Water With Seattle “Kayaktivists” Who Stood Up to Big Oil
by Jennifer Luxton
They couldn’t stop the massive rig from heading to Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. But they seem to have invented a new, waterborne form of activism along the way.
Solar Panels Are Part of the Pope’s Revolution—But So Is Dismantling Structural Racism
by Anthony Giancatarino
The Pope is talking about a revolution that goes way beyond simply adding renewable energy to our current extractive economy.
Video: How to Pickle Beets
by Liz Pleasant
The simple and easy way to pickle your beets at home.