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From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Rethinking Atomic Energy
by Jonathan Schell
The combined devastation of Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear plant explosion begs the question: Doesn't Mother Nature provide enough forces of destruction without humans adding one of our own?
The Coming Global Food Fight
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
As aggression mounts with the rise of food prices worldwide, small-scale farms rooted in local markets could avert international disaster—and lead the way to "food democracy."
Nuclear Power: Re-evaluating the Risks
by Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman interviews experts on what the ongoing nuclear disaster really means for Japan—and the rest of the world.
In the Built Environment, the Tyranny of the Big, the Beauty of the Small
by Jason F. McLennan
Green building leader Jason McLennan on ways to keep our buildings and cities at a healthy, human scale.
An Oasis in a Food Desert
Video: In West Oakland, a community cooperative is providing an alternative to fast food and packaged snacks.
The Healing of Wild Horses: Our Truths Come From Tenure on This Land
by Linda Hogan
On the Trail of Tears, we walked from one history into more difficult times, and by the time we reached Indian Territory, Oklahoma, none of our ponies remained.
Public Pressure Saves 2,200 Mountain Acres
by Rebecca Leisher
An Appalachian victory in the battle against mountaintop mining.
Benefit Corps, a New Kind of Company
by Walaika Haskins
Corporations committed to both profits and people could change the mindset of the business world.
Signs of Life: Spring 2011
Small stories about big change.
Animals Among Us
by Sarah van Gelder
Should we eat animals? Can we save our ailing wildlife? What can animals teach us about caring for the planet and each other? The Spring 2011 issue of YES! Magazine explores our relationship with other creatures.
Civil Disobedience on Trial: Tim DeChristopher Convicted
by Brooke Jarvis
How does the United States try cases of civil disobedience? Activist Tim DeChristopher on how much has changed since the founding fathers.
YES! But How? Grow a Curtain
by Alyssa B. Johnson
My house gets too hot in the summer. How can I cool it down without using the A/C?
YES! But How? Propagating Plants
by Caitlin Battersby
I’d like to start a garden, but buying plants can be expensive. I’ve read of propagating cuttings using rooting ­hormones. Is there a natural way to propagate?
YES! Picks: Dispensing Seed Bombs
by Caitlin Battersby
Seed bombs are a favorite tool of guerrilla gardeners for planting flowers on derelict ground.
Book Review: Food Justice
by Laura Kaliebe
What's wrong with our food system—and how can we fix it?