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Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?
by Mark Trahant
Coal left in the ground is an investment in the climate, as well as the future of families in rural communities and the tribes.
Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?
by Catherine V. Moore
As tobacco declines, some hope that hemp can be a “gateway crop” to financial sustainability for the state’s small farms.
How a Big Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air
by Adam Lynch
Community activists in the country’s most corrupt state won an unlikely victory to convert a coal plant to natural gas.
Celebrate the Urban Wildnerness Right Where You Live
by Shelley McEuen
Throughout the country there are revitalization efforts to bring back to life long-neglected urban wild areas.
Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live
by YES! Staff
The 20th anniversary issue of YES! will show you, state by state, how change happens when communities work together. Tell us what’s happening where you live today.
Germany Announces Revolutionary Bike Highway
by Kelly McCartney
The country will soon unveil a massive bike path linking 10 cities and four universities within its borders.
Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail
by Ralph Schwartz
Coastal tribes share tactics and resources to bring fossil fuel transport to a halt.
For Decades, the USDA Was Black Farmers’ Worst Enemy. Here’s How It Became an Ally
by Sylvia A. Harvey
Through partnering with local farmers, the USDA has begun to tackle its racist past.
Don’t Be That Guy at the 4th of July Party
by Barbara Clabots
Independence Day is tough on coastal ecosystems where Americans flock to beach parties and communities are left with the mess. Here's how to do it better.
Meet the Woman Who Pushed Massachusetts Toward the First Carbon Fee in U.S. History
by Eben Bein
The bill would redistribute money to citizens and local businesses, an idea supported by both conservative and liberal economists.
YES! Wins 4 Excellence in Journalism Awards
by YES! Staff
From a First Nation’s fight against Big Oil to Seattle’s school to prison pipeline, YES! Magazine coverage was honored in this year’s SPJ NW Excellence in Journalism Contest.
Meet the McDonald’s Cashier Taking on Her CEO for Climate Change
by Brooke Anderson
If raising a family on a McDonald’s salary wasn’t hard enough, Tina Sandoval is working to transform the fast-food industry into one that is good for both people and planet.
As a Queer Latina, I Reject Blaming Islam: Bigotry and Homophobia Did This
by Delma Catalina Limones
After the Orlando shooting, I was afraid that people would try to pit Queer communities and Muslim communities against each other. But what I have seen is the opposite.
Do Gun Control Debates Ever Change Anything? In These Countries They Did
by Priyanka Boghani
Three cases in which gun laws were tightened following tragic mass shootings.
A Park Where You Can Walk Among 1,500-Year-Old Bears and Birds
by Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams on the sacred earthworks of Effigy Mounds National Monument.