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Too Much Stuff in Your Life? 7 Ways to Turn it Around Too Much Stuff in Your Life? 7 Ways to Turn it Around
by Shannan Stoll
From sharing to repairing, the inspiration you need to lighten your load.
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop? What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
by YES! online staff
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, have learned that climate change endangers Ethiopia's coffee crops. Here's what they're doing to make sure the plants will survive.
One Thing College Alumni Can Do about Climate Change Right Now One Thing College Alumni Can Do about Climate Change Right Now
by Laurent Daloz
I've respectfully informed my alma mater that, until it divests its holdings in the fossil fuel industry—coal, oil, tar sands, and fracked natural gas—I will not donate another cent.
Bringing Bison and Biodiversity Back to the Prairie Bringing Bison and Biodiversity Back to the Prairie
by Sarah Kuck
A Montana-based nonprofit is moving to preserve 3.5 million acres of the Great Plains.
A Safe Place for Bees: Will US Follow Europe in Banning Hive-Killing Pesticides? A Safe Place for Bees: Will US Follow Europe in Banning Hive-Killing Pesticides?
by Katrina Rabeler
While banning the use of bee-killing pesticides is crucial, planting your yard with flowers instead of grass helps, too.
6.5 Percent of All Humans Ever Born Are Still Alive Today 6.5 Percent of All Humans Ever Born Are Still Alive Today
by Katrina Rabeler, Chris Francis
(And 22 other facts you should probably know.)
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
by Erin L. McCoy
Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off "It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin Sagen
If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
Will Trains Bring 48M Tons of Coal a Year Through Seattle? Not If the Locals Can Stop It Will Trains Bring 48M Tons of Coal a Year Through Seattle? Not If the Locals Can Stop It
by Floyd McKay
A plan to bring coal from Wyoming to the Pacific Northwest coast and ship it to Asia will test the mettle of the region's environmentalists.
Confessions of a Climate Change Denier Confessions of a Climate Change Denier
by Yotam Marom
The fight for the climate isn’t a separate movement. It’s both a challenge and an opportunity for all of our movements.
“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies “Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies
by Katrina Rabeler
Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
“We’re Not Going Anywhere”: Sandy-Struck Neighborhoods Rebuild for Resilience “We’re Not Going Anywhere”: Sandy-Struck Neighborhoods Rebuild for Resilience
by YES! online staff
Climate change has turned up the volume, making “superstorms” like Sandy more likely. In this documentary, Clodagh McGowan introduces you to coastal homeowners who are rebuilding their houses to withstand the next big one.
It Takes Time: Why Sustainable Farming Can’t Be Rushed It Takes Time: Why Sustainable Farming Can’t Be Rushed
by Shannon Hayes
Maybe there’s something deeper to the stereotype of old-school farmers as plodding, slow-moving people.
It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy
by David Korten
The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.
Photo Essay: Vandana Shiva and the Future of Food Photo Essay: Vandana Shiva and the Future of Food
Our Seattle Town Hall was a great success! We're grateful for everyone who attended. Here are some pictures from the event.
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