COP21: Meet 5 Everyday People Heading to the Paris Climate Talks
by Yessenia FunesNov 27, 2015
- Activists, researchers, and an artist. For them, climate change is personal.
5 Apps for the Sharing Economy (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffNov 25, 2015
- FDA approves genetically engineered salmon, gun control debates overlook the biggest group of gun violence victims—black men—and apps that might help you put old stuff to new use.
COP21: Why Science Will Make All the Difference
by Eric RehmNov 25, 2015
- Unlike at previous climate talks, countries are coming to the table with science-backed contributions that challenge the business-as-usual approach.
Can We End America's Massive Food Waste Problem?
by Karim ChrobogNov 24, 2015
- Almost half of America's food is thrown out every year. Despite the popularity of things like local markets and farm-to-fork initiatives, the U.S. food system remains a heavily industrialized, wasteful business.
These Kids Can’t Vote, But They Can Sue
by Araz HachadourianNov 20, 2015
- In Washington state, eight kids took the government to court to safeguard their future through stronger regulations on carbon emissions. Here's what they gained.
Paris Attacks and Climate Change Push Us to Fix a World of Broken Systems
by Nafeez AhmedNov 19, 2015
- The rise of ISIS, the “war on terror,” the attack on Paris—these are symptoms of a civilization in its twilight. But the displays of global solidarity show that the seeds of a new paradigm are being planted.
The Butterflies Are Alright: Why Monarchs Are Thriving (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffNov 18, 2015
- Portland's vote to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure, new legislation to protect butterflies, and why what we call ISIS matters.
The USDA Is Putting $34.3 Million Into Local Food Projects. Will It Be Enough?
by Leah PennimanNov 13, 2015
- Those in the food justice movement question whether the agency’s recent efforts are a superficial attempt to appear supportive of local food and minority farmers.
Energy Democracy: Inside Californians' Game-Changing Plan for Community-Owned Power
by Al WeinrubNov 12, 2015
- Large utility companies control about 75 percent of the electricity market in California. A hybrid between a public agency and private utility, the new Community Choice program is a model for communities that want greener, cheaper energy.
3 Ways the TPP Will Hurt the Climate—If We Let It Pass
by Ben LillistonNov 12, 2015
- The next big trade deal is poised for a congressional vote in 2016. Here's what that means for the planet.
Here’s What We’ll Do After the Paris Climate Summit Drops the Ball
by Jim ShultzNov 12, 2015
- No global agreement is coming to save the day. Our powers lie elsewhere, in our communities especially, and this is where we must take the battle.
Borrow, Save, Share: 3 Ways Seeds Can Democratize Our Food System
by Neil ThaparNov 11, 2015
- Just six companies control 63 percent of the commercial seed market. But seed libraries offer us an opportunity to reclaim the seed commons and create our own community food systems.
Compost Your Corpse? This Woman Wants to Make It Legal
by Maureen O'HaganNov 06, 2015
- Katrina Spade, creator of the Urban Death Project, talks about human composting and why she's trying to make it legal in Washington state.
Capitalism vs. Climate: Naomi Klein’s New Film Takes Us From the Current Crisis to the World We Want
by Kate AronoffNov 05, 2015
- In "This Changes Everything," Naomi Klein lays out how industry interests are opposed to those of ordinary people—a point climate activists have had trouble communicating and been reluctant to fully embrace.
As State Pols Resist Obama’s Climate Plan, West Virginians Build Renewables Anyway
by Mary HansenOct 30, 2015
- So far, the state isn’t stepping up to build a solar-powered future. That leaves the bulk of the work to residents.