Planet

Tribes Were the First Climate Refugees—and the First to Build Resilience Plans
by Terri Hansen
The Swinomish of Washington produced a climate adaptation plan two years before the state. Now it’s a template for all of Indian Country.
Hurricane Harvey Isn’t a “Natural” Disaster. Politics Created the Chaos
by Ilan Kelman
Don’t blame climate change for Houston’s vulnerability. A hurricane need not become a disaster.
Climate Justice Is Racial Justice Is Gender Justice
by Bill McKibben
What is a “just transition,” anyway? Bill McKibben asks Jacqueline Patterson, the director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.
Locals and Tribes March Together to Oppose Construction of Natural Gas Plant
by Brandon Jordan
The construction of the Puget Sound Energy facility is already underway in Washington state, and it has locals worried about the health and safety of their community.
How to Help 55 Million People Out of Food Deserts
by Yael Grauer
Programs provide easier access to fresh, healthful foods to low-income neighbors.
Goodbye, Small Farmer? Investors Could Soon Own Most of American Farmland
by Katy Keiffer
Today, 30 percent of American farmland is owned by non-operators who lease it out to farmers. Here’s why that’s a problem.
Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Sequel” Could Have Gone Further
by Mark Rahner
Let’s face it. The people who really need to see this film are never going to go near it.
The Secret to Growing More Food With Fewer Chemicals? Squirmy Soil
by Matthew Wallenstein
Over the past century, we’ve abused our soils. But recent studies suggest they can be revived to support a sustainable food system.
Comic: Why You Should Turn Your Yard Into a Mini-Farm
by Jennifer Luxton, Erin Sagen
Take that lawn by the grass and grow something!
A Trillion-Ton Iceberg Broke Off Antarctica and All I Can Think About Is Food
by Erin Sagen
Climate change is getting worse, and policymakers are ignoring one of the biggest factors.
Your Chocolate Might Have Survived This Fungus in Ecuador
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
Half of all cacao grown in Ecuador is ruined by a disease called frosty pod rot. But farmers, exporters, and chocolate-makers are finding sustainable ways to combat it.
Why Climate Change Belongs in the Health Care Debate
by Stephen Miller
We know climate change is affecting the environment—but it’s also threatening people’s health.
Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by August 18.
5 Ways to Take Your Love of the Outdoors to the Next Level
by Melissa Hellmann
Get outside, roll up your sleeves, and take a stand for public lands.
Naomi Klein Pushes Us to Dream Big to Get Beyond Trump’s Shock Politics
by Robert Jensen
The activist’s new book challenges the pessimism that sets in when we think radical change is politically impossible. But it misses something big.