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West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill
by Molly Rusk
Residents whose tap water was polluted are finding that rainwater is an affordable alternative.
Visual Learning: A Slow, Press-ious Process Visual Learning: A Slow, Press-ious Process
With this YES! lesson plan, try to truly understand an image, its message, and why it’s interesting (or not). In this case it's all about local, sustainable farming.
A Passion for Peppers: The Movement to Save New Mexico's Treasured Chiles A Passion for Peppers: The Movement to Save New Mexico's Treasured Chiles
by Nina Bunker Ruiz
New Mexico's traditional landrace chile varieties have adapted to hot days, cold nights, and long dry spells. But can they survive modern agribusiness?
This Couple's Marriage Healed the Planet and Cost Just $3K—Here's How They Did It This Couple's Marriage Healed the Planet and Cost Just $3K—Here's How They Did It
by Linnea M. Paton
Four ways to have an equitable, earth-loving, and awesome wedding.
Dear Jen, Kellan, et. al: We Can End Dolphin Slaughter Without the TPP Dear Jen, Kellan, et. al: We Can End Dolphin Slaughter Without the TPP
by James Trimarco
The controversial trade deal poses serious threats to humans and the environment. We can find better tools in the fight for dolphin rights.
Darth Vader's Death Star Created Jobs, Too! New Video Pokes Fun at Keystone Pipeline Claims Darth Vader's Death Star Created Jobs, Too! New Video Pokes Fun at Keystone Pipeline Claims
by YES! online staff
The public comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline opened on Wednesday. This video is the comment from California-based climate group Movement Generation.
Beyond Keystone XL: 8 Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change Beyond Keystone XL: 8 Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change
by Michael Northrop
Recent signs that Barack Obama may approve the Keystone XL pipeline have some environmentalists feeling down about the future of the climate. But huge and positive changes are quietly taking place.
A "Pay-It-Forward" Approach to Funding Solar Power A "Pay-It-Forward" Approach to Funding Solar Power
by Corey Hill
Donations to a California nonprofit don't just fund one solar installation, but circulate from one project to the next.
Do Backyard Bird Feeders Spread Salmonella? The Human Role in Avian Disease Do Backyard Bird Feeders Spread Salmonella? The Human Role in Avian Disease
by Greg Harman
Immunologist Peter Doherty shows us that the fate of birds and humans are more connected than we might think.
What If Winston Churchill Were Leading the Fight Against Climate Change? What If Winston Churchill Were Leading the Fight Against Climate Change?
by Tony Juniper
"The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close."
Growing Concern Over Japan's Dolphin Hunt Leads to Widespread Outcry Growing Concern Over Japan's Dolphin Hunt Leads to Widespread Outcry
by Andy Butter
The dolphin massacre depicted in the Oscar-winning film The Cove took place again this year. But the reaction to it shows a changing public mindset toward the rights of sea mammals.
Why the Smartphone Became the Lightsaber of the Environmental Justice Movement Why the Smartphone Became the Lightsaber of the Environmental Justice Movement
by Kristin Moe
From West Virginia to the Gulf Coast, residents of communities facing environmental problems are discovering that visual storytelling brings results. Their number-one tool is the humble smartphone.
Paradise Farmed: Inside Kaua'i's Local Food Movement Paradise Farmed: Inside Kaua'i's Local Food Movement
by James Trimarco
The issue of local food is more urgent when you're more than 2,400 miles away from the nearest continent.
Fracking Standoff in Texas: One Woman's Struggle to Stop Drilling on Her Family's Land Fracking Standoff in Texas: One Woman's Struggle to Stop Drilling on Her Family's Land
by Rachael Stoeve
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."
Infographic: 13 Ways Europe Does Food Safer, Cleaner, and Kinder Infographic: 13 Ways Europe Does Food Safer, Cleaner, and Kinder
by YES! Editors
How does the United States stack up against the European Union on food safety issues like GMOs, hormones, questionable chemicals, and other food additives?
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