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Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains Seattle Council to Governor: Protect this City (And the Climate) from Oil Trains
by Molly Rusk
Beyond the dangers of derailment and explosions, Seattleites are worried about oil-by-rail shipping's effect on the climate. Here's what they did about it.
Jon Stewart on the "Insanity" of Buying Seafood with Food Stamps Jon Stewart on the "Insanity" of Buying Seafood with Food Stamps
What do right-wing TV anchors think low-income people should eat? Not salmon, apparently.
Meet the Ambassadors from Canada's Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance Meet the Ambassadors from Canada's Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance
by Kristin Moe
In 1885, a revolutionary leader wrote, "My people will sleep for one hundred years" and then wake up. In the "genocidal" wilderness of Canada's tar sands, that renaissance has begun.
Hundreds Plan to Risk Arrest in Keystone Pipeline Action Hundreds Plan to Risk Arrest in Keystone Pipeline Action
by Jamie Henn
This weekend could turn out to be the largest act of civil disobedience at the White House in a generation.
West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects
by Erin L. McCoy
Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
Keystone XL "At a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling Keystone XL "At a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling
by Kristin Moe
Local landowners and environmentalists who have long opposed the pipeline project are celebrating the decision.
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.
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