The State of the Earth, 2010
by Rebecca Solnit
We're in a very bad way. But we also know the solution would make most of us richer—even if not in the ways we are presently accustomed to counting as wealth.
This is Our Home
Slideshow: Robert Redford discusses the history and importance of Earth Day.
On the Path to Climate Neutrality
by Richard Conlin
Seattle hopes to become North America's first climate neutral city. City council president Richard Conlin asks: What exactly are we getting ourselves into?
From Crisis to Opportunity
by Velcrow Ripper
Will the World People's Summit be a turning point in the climate crisis?
Changing the Climate for Justice
by Joseph Huff-Hannon
At the World People's Conference on Climate Change, a new set of voices is being heard.
A Strategy for Change?
by Jim Shultz
The climate summit in Bolivia is based on the start of a strategy—to bring social movements inside discussions about combating climate change—but more careful planning is needed.
Live from Cochabamba streams live from the World People's Summit on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth.
Let's See Ourselves
by Gustavo Esteva with Juliette Beck
The fight against climate change has begun to reflect the colonial, top-down worldview that contributed to the problem in the first place. Mexican activist and storyteller Gustavo Esteva on a new vision—one that is radically bottom-up.
Midway Atoll: Message From the Gyre
Video: Chris Jordan's powerful photographs show the impact of disposable plastics on the albatross of Midway Atoll.
Bearing Witness: Chris Jordan on Art, Grief, and Transformation
by Brooke Jarvis
Photographer Chris Jordan's latest project left him feeling grief and hopelessness. Now he wants more people to discover how productive those emotions can be.
Yard for Share: My Hyperlocavore Garden
by Pamela O'Malley Chang
When the internet connects gardeners with available land, surprising things can happen.
The End of the Long Summer
by Sherry Boschert
A new book by a leading science writer tells what we need to do to survive climate change.
Update: Betsy Damon's Living Water Gardens
by Ashlee Green
10 years ago, YES! Magazine covered the story of the Living Water Garden, part of a citywide revitalization program in Chengdu, China. Has the promise of that story turned into reality?
People We Love :: Beverly Wright
by Berit Anderson
Cleaning up New Orleans
People We Love :: Hai Vo
by Berit Anderson
Revamping the cafeteria menu.