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This Town Built a Market Where Neighbors Can Take What They Want for Free
by Jake Jarvis
It’s a radical but simple experiment that builds community and keeps useful things out of the landfill.
The Progressive’s Guide to Book Giving—for Every Relative
by YES! Editors
Here are books to gift that spark ideas, give subtle messages, help expand someone’s mind, or just poke a little fun.
How Northwest Communities Are Stopping Big Oil Projects
by Sarah van Gelder
Last week, a Washington state energy panel voted unanimously to oppose what would be the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal.
Why Trump’s Shrinking of Bears Ears Will Be Reversed
by Eric Biber, Nicholas Bryner, Sean B. Hecht, Mark Squillace
Research by environmental and natural resources law scholars shows the president’s action will likely be overturned by the courts.
Houston Neighbors Said No to Walmart and Invested in Black-Owned Businesses After the Hurricane
by J. Gabriel Ware
Communities of color turned to each other to make it through the disaster. Months later, they’re doing the same to rebuild.
3 Reasons This Isn’t a Decisive Win for the KXL Pipeline
by Shannan Stoll
The path toward Keystone XL construction is much less certain than recent news headlines might lead you to believe.
Why Thanksgiving Is the Perfect Time to Give Up Meat
by Peter Kalmus
I learned that there’s no better way to cultivate gratitude than through food.
In the Water-Scarce Southwest, an Ancient Irrigation System Disrupts Big Agriculture
by Shoshi Parks
In New Mexico and Colorado, the “acequia” is more than just democratic water distribution—it is at the center of Southwest culture.
4 Ways to Give Your Body Back to Nature After You Die
by Jennifer Luxton
These alternative burial methods give a purpose to your remains.
6 Horrifying Foods You’ve Probably Eaten
by Erin Sagen
Are you going to eat that? Because the food industrial complex is the stuff of nightmares.
How Inmates, Scientists, and Government Workers Are Teaming Up to Save This Butterfly
by Sarah van Gelder
The effort to restore prairie ecosystems in Washington state before they disappear.
We Don’t Think of Californians as Climate Refugees Yet, But We Should
by Mark Trahant
Texas. Florida. Puerto Rico. California. The growing climate disaster toll ought to raise questions about where humans can and should live.
New Documentary Remembers Standing Rock in Beauty and Catastrophe
by Kelly Hayes
“The Standing Rock I knew was not a mystical place with a uniform perspective. It was a complex place—an experiment in love, hope, courage, and solidarity.”
Why Native American Women Are Going After Europe’s Banks to Divest From Big Oil
by Shannan Stoll
“Indigenous women ... often are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.”
American Workers Let 662 Million Vacation Days Go Unused Last Year
by Stephen Miller
And 24 other facts you should probably know.