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In the Wake of Haiyan, We Must Divest from Fossil Fuels
by Jamie Hennposted Nov 12, 2013
- The devastation in the Philippines reminds us of our responsibility to stop profiting from the wreckage caused by companies whose business plan includes destroying the planet.
Typhoon Haiyan: A Wake-Up Call for Warsaw Climate Talks?
by Walden Belloposted Nov 11, 2013
- Right before the latest round of climate talks began, the massive superstorm killed tens of thousands and displaced millions in the Philippines. What will it take to drive the message home?
Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 08, 2013
- Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
Stephen Colbert on GMO Labeling Fail: "Just Eat It"
by YES! online staffposted Nov 07, 2013
- Frustrated with Monsanto's latest triumph over the grassroots movement to label genetically modified foods? Stephen Colbert lets you laugh about it.
Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
by Erin Sagenposted Nov 06, 2013
- As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.
Adapting to Climate Change: It's Not About Giving Up, It's About Getting Real
by Madeline Ostranderposted Nov 01, 2013
- Conversations about how we're going to get through the coming transformation force us to see the full scale of the problem.
Three Elephants Head from Zoo to 80-Acre Sanctuary
by Cynthia Danielposted Nov 01, 2013
- A specialist in animal psychology sees the decision as evidence of progress in understanding between species.
Foraging the Urban Wilderness—From High-Carb Cattails to Dandelions
by Valerie Schloredtposted Oct 30, 2013
- “Dandelion Hunter” is an education about the food that grows along our city streets, and the deep history author Rebecca Lerner discovered along the way.
What Were Morgan Stanley Reps Doing at a Fossil Fuel Divestment Forum?
by Rachael Stoeveposted Oct 29, 2013
- As it turns out, they were leading a workshop on how to move billions of dollars in public and nonprofit funds to sustainable investments.
Keystone XL Decision: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Climate Promises?
by Bill McKibbenposted Oct 28, 2013
- A presidential block of Keystone XL could help reset the international negotiations that Obama allowed to go aground at Copenhagen.
"A New Kind of Self-Awareness": Film Explores Implications of Seeing Earth from Space
by YES! online teamposted Oct 25, 2013
- How has the experience of seeing our planet from outer space changed the way we think about it?
10 Films to Inspire Your Inner Environmental Superhero
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Oct 25, 2013
- Movies have long helped us understand what it means to live on earth and contribute to an ecologically sustainable planet. Here are ten of our favorites.
Meet the New Climate Heroes: Faces of the Frontline
by Kristin Moeposted Oct 25, 2013
- Not all of these young people focus directly on climate change in their work. But it tends to take a prominent position in their worldview, which sees issues of race, class, labor, and environment as inextricably connected.
"Blackfish" on CNN: Documentary about Captive Orca Whales Goes Mainstream
by James Trimarcoposted Oct 25, 2013
- The public reaction to a documentary about captive orca whales showed an empathy we don't usually associate with TV audiences.
Can Fracking Showdown on Native Land Help Break Canada's Cycle of Colonialism?
by Leanne Simpsonposted Oct 23, 2013
- When members of the Elsipogtog First Nation attempted to prevent seismic testing on their land that could lead to fracking, armed police appeared and violence ensued. Here, indigenous writer and academic Leanne Simpson puts the issue into context.