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Video: How People With Disabilities Helped Shape New Orleans’ Disaster Policy
by Liz Pleasant
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans disability activists talk about the city’s lack of accessible disaster plans and what they’ve done to change it.
“You Fly to the Edge of the Tar Sands, and ... No Life”: A Montana Professor on the Issue of Our Time
by Sarah van Gelder
University of Montana professor George Price on permaculture, race, and how he’s standing up to tar sands extraction.
How Craft Beer Brewers Brought Bottle Recycling to Montana
by A.C. Shilton
Glass is a pain in Montana’s, uh, recycling program. But the craft brew industry is on the case.
How One San Francisco Neighborhood Became “Immune” to Gentrification
by Rick Jacobus
With more than a quarter of the Tenderloin’s housing stock owned by nonprofits or the government, longtime residents have staying power.
On Rooftops of Paris, Expect Green Roofs and Solar Panels
by Tom Lawson
The new French law, which requires renewable energy or plants on all new commercial buildings, is the first of its kind at the national level.
The Crunch: The Michigan Town That's Sending All Its Kids to College (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! Staff
This week we're talking about universal parental leave, how California's winning the drought, and $5,000 scholarships for every kid in Baldwin, Michigan.
After 20 Years Reporting on Solutions, I’m Going on a Journey to Find Where Hope Lies Now
by Sarah van Gelder
YES! co-founder Sarah van Gelder sets out on a road trip to find the edge of change.
The Crunch: Why Washington D.C. Hired a Herd of Goats (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! Staff
This week we’re talking about the future of work, a "masculine studies" program... and goats.
Four Ways Mexico’s Indigenous Farmers Are Practicing the Agriculture of the Future
by Leah Penniman
How can we get the most out of our farmland without harming the planet? I traveled to rural Mexico to learn from indigenous farmers.
What’s a Death Midwife? Inside the Alternative Death Care Movement
by Jennifer Luxton
From funeral cooperatives to green burials, there's a kinder, gentler, less expensive way to die.
The Weekly Crunch: Zero-Waste Grocery Stores, Black Women's Business Boom, Robocops for Cyber-Bullies
by YES! Staff
Like reading the news while chomping on granola. Here’s what we've been chewing on lately.
Naomi Klein: Obama Makes Strides Toward Reducing Coal—But We Still Have a Long Way to Go
by Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh
Under new EPA regulations, U.S. power plants will be required to cut emissions. But does the plan go far enough?
Nearly 80 Percent of Germany’s Power Came From Renewables In An Afternoon
by Araz Hachadourian
For a few hours in July, 78 percent of Germany's power was generated by renewables like solar and wind. The country is spending €200 billion to move away from fossil fuels permanently.
LA's New Car Share Program Offers Electric Vehicles to Low-Income Drivers
by Shared-Use Mobility Center
Funded by state cap-and-trade revenue, Los Angeles' program will introduce an electric car-sharing fleet to lower carbon emissions and serve disadvantaged communities.
The Weekly Crunch: Tiny Houses in Vancouver and Why the South Is the New China
by YES! Staff
This week: Bee activists step up their game, Bernie Sanders lays out his views on all thing politicals, and fracking takes its toll on Oklahoma.