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The Hopeful Work of Turning Appalachia’s Mountaintop Coal Mines Into Farms
by Catherine V. Moore
In the post-coal economy, life-skills training helps employ people and restore the savaged land.
Call for Submissions: Decolonize This
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by October 30.
A Surprisingly Simple Solution to a Transportation Mess in India
by Anuradha Sengupta
Electric rickshaws have become an economic and environmental lifeline for both drivers and passengers.
Who Owns the Future of California’s Energy? Its Residents
by Peter Kalmus
Despite all the money in politics, the future of cleaner energy is in the hands of local communities.
It’s OK to Laugh About Gentrification (While Watching an Episode of The North Pole)
by Liz Pleasant
New series shows “the reality of the problem but also the joy, humor, and humanity that we’re trying to fight for in the first place.”
Why Caribbean Hurricanes Are Worse for Women and the Poor
by Levi Gahman, Gabrielle Thongs
Across most Caribbean islands, hazard exposure is about the same, but research shows that poverty and social inequality drastically magnify the severity of disasters.
4 Reasons Trump Can’t Stop the Renewables Revolution
by Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz, Chris Winters
For starters, it’s way cheaper.
How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste—and Hunger
by Rina Diane Caballar
Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them—no questions asked.
What Legal Personhood for U.S. Rivers Would Do
by Kayla DeVault
Indian Country could finally see an end to nonconsented infrastructure projects if they follow New Zealand’s Maori in achieving legal protection for natural entities.
Comic: We Sent Our Illustrator to Activist Summer Camp. Here’s What Happened
by Jennifer Luxton
Meet Jen, who went to sleep-away camp a newbie activist and came back ready to fight for social change.
A Clear Choice: My Fossil Fuels—or 5.6 Million People Fleeing a Hurricane
by Peter Kalmus
Collective action is made up of individuals leading the way, showing what’s possible, shifting the normal.
How to Feed Ourselves in a Time of Climate Crisis
by Raj Patel, Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz
Here are 13 of the best ideas for a just and sustainable food system, from saving seeds to curbing food waste.
6 Simple Ways to Preserve Foods From Your Garden
by Eva Perroni
Here’s how you can enjoy summer foods all year long.
Hurricane Rescuers and Survivors Use Social Media to Call for Help
by Bailey Williams
When 911 services were overwhelmed, stranded Houston residents used their Facebook and Instagram accounts to connect with community rescuers.
Ignore the Lame Excuses: What 300,000 Escaped Salmon Prove About Factory Fish Farming
by Nancy Matsumoto
Sustainable-food advocates want to love aquaculture—yet it comes with so many risks.