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This Motown Singer Turned His Wild Mustang Ranch Into a Summer Camp for Baltimore Kids
by Valerie Williams
How a Motown veteran is using his passion for wild horses to help at-risk children.
Photo Essay: Humans and Wild Animals Meet in Poignant, Awkward Moments
In her photo essay "Domesticated," photographer Amy Stein explores the barriers between humanity's built environment and the wild.
Changing with the Climate
by Richard Conlin
In Seattle, how changes in policy help prepare for changes in climate.
Who Participated in No Impact Week? Meet the Students!
by Jing Fong
Meet six students who started the New Year tracking their trash, taking record-breaking showers, battling the bus system, and learning that green is the color for all seasons.
Corporate Control? Not in These Communities
by Allen D. Kanner
Municipalities across the country are passing ordinances reclaiming their citizens' rights from corporate interests.
How to Be a Car-Free Family
by Angela and Dorea Vierling-Claassen
Tired of paying car insurance, sitting in traffic jams, and guzzling too much gas? Advice for finally moving beyond the car.
Tunisia, Egypt, and the Big Picture
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Egypt lies on the fault lines of the convergence of global ecological, energy, and economic crises—and thus, on the frontlines of deepening global system failure.
Inez Killingsworth: Fighting Foreclosures
How one outspoken resident is helping Cleveland's families keep their homes.
What Lies Beneath
Video: The Census of Marine Life reveals more than 6,000 potentially new species living in our oceans.
Just the Facts: Should We Eat Animals?
by Alyssa B. Johnson
We can feed the world and still eat meat—but only a little bit.
Farmer Joel Salatin: Why Changing the Food System is Up to You
YES! interviewed foodie farmer Joel Salatin for Can Animals Save Us?, the Spring 2011 issue. Listen to audio clips here.
What If Orangutans Had Their Day In Court?
by Madeline Ostrander
Environmentalists say nature should have legally recognized rights. But what does that really mean?
Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?
Van Jones: The Economic Injustice of Plastic
by Van Jones
Video: How plastic unfairly harms the poor—and what the rest of us can do about it.
EcoTipping Points: Strategies for Shifting from Decline to Restoration
by Gerald Marten
The EcoTipping Points Project has documented more than 100 stories of environmental recovery in communities around the world. What do these success stories have in common?