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One Plastic Beach
Video: One kilometer of beach. Thousands of pounds of plastic. One couple turning it all into art.
Food for a Rooted Future
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
In the Philippines, a new kind of conventional wisdom about food: chemical free, community strong.
A Turning Point for Mountaintop Removal?
by Sandra Diaz
In an historic move, the EPA has vetoed a permit for mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia.
A Reality Check on the Plug-In Revolution
by Guy Dauncey
What’s really needed if we are to turn the Plug-In Revolution into the main event, instead of a colorful but distracting sideshow?
Let It Snow: The ABCs of Winter Biking
by Jay Walljasper
Tips for winter riding from the coldest big city in America.
Fixing the Future
Video: David Brancaccio's full documentary as he travels the country to visit communities that are changing their economy in unique ways.
A Car-Free Street in Queens
Parents, children, painters, and teens now have a community play space in their Jackson Heights neighborhood.
Diary of a Disaster: 6 Months in the Gulf
by Riki Ott
What it’s like to respond to an environmental and democratic crisis—and where we go from here.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 8
The first 7 days of the No Impact Experiment were as difficult as they were illuminating. Sunday's eco-sabbath was for reflecting on what it all means.
In Memory of Judy Bonds
by Robert Shetterly
Artist Robert Shetterly remembers a coal miner's daughter who took on the coal industry.
Rewriting the “Tragedy of the Commons”
by Bill McKibben
We've been privatizing our way to disaster. It's time to chart a new course.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 7
Our No Impact Week participants make a different sort of impact: giving back.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 6
Water is life—and the challenge of using less of it really hit home. Check in with our participants on how they confronted their water footprints.
The YES! No Impact Diary: Day 5
You've laid off the lights and turned down the heat. How are you staying warm?
Olubunmi Blogs on No Impact Week
by Olubunmi Ishola
Olubunmi Ishola is a No Impact skeptic, but she's willing to see if the experiment can prove her wrong.