Soon, Oregon Polluters May Have to Pay Residents for Changing the Climate
by Nathan SchneiderDec 09, 2015
- A group of activists in Oregon wants polluters to pay residents for using their air. I spoke with Camila Thorndike, director of Oregon Climate, about this unusual effort to put a price on carbon.
Las Vegas Becomes a Model For Police Reform (And Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffDec 09, 2015
- The Supreme Court denies a pro-gun appeal, Beijing closes streets due to smog, and Las Vegas curbs police violence with body cams, education, and accountability.
When the Rainforest Burned: #MyClimateMoment’s Top 10 Wake-Up Calls
by Araz HachadourianDec 08, 2015
- We asked readers to share the moment climate change became urgent for them. Here’s what they said.
Video: What We Talk About When We Talk About Privilege
by Tony MannoDec 04, 2015
- In this YES! Short, volunteers discuss what it means to confront the privilege of others—as well as their own.
COP21: What Paris Can Learn From a Mississippi Co-op
by Marcus Harrison GreenDec 03, 2015
- Cooperation Jackson heads to the Paris climate talks to show what a just transition to a green economy looks like.
Corporate Climate Criminals Shamed in Paris Ad Campaign (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffDec 02, 2015
- How private companies are involved with COP21 talks, what the internet does to your focus, and how artists transformed ads to reveal the way companies pollute the planet.
Bad-Weather Bicycling: 4 Tips to Stay Warm, Safe, and Dry
by Miles SchneidermanDec 01, 2015
- This winter, bike more comfortably whether in rain, snow, or just frigid temperatures.
COP21: A Rallying Cry—No Climate Justice Without Full Indigenous Rights
by Sarah van GelderDec 01, 2015
- "We realize that in this country we don’t have political power. So we have always looked at building alliances, coalitions, or being part of coalitions."
COP21: Why These 15 Women Champions Should Have Seats at the Table
by Maria IvanovaNov 30, 2015
- Studies show that collective intelligence rises with the number of women in a group—but women are often underrepresented at talks like the ones going on in Paris this week. Meet 15 leaders worth listening to.
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.