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River Restoration Ends Klamath Water Wars
by Susie Shutts, Margit Christenson
A new draft agreement would remove four Klamath River dams that affect more than 300 miles of salmon habitat along the Oregon-California coast.
Activists Wrangle Forest Victories from Corporations
by Laura Kaliebe
Fierce pressure from activists has led several major corporations to change purchasing practices linked to deforestation.
Can Northeast States Grow Their Own Food?
by Laura Kaliebe
How much of the food eaten in the northeastern United States could be produced regionally? The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $230,000 in funding to find out.
YES! But How? :: Homemade Gift Bags
by Heather Purser
Why not avoid paper gift-wrap and make your own gift bags?
YES! But How? :: Is There a Safe Plastic?
by Heather Purser
Is there any plastic container that’s safe for food and drink? I have a baby, and most products for infants and children are plastic.
YES! But How? :: Non-toxic Rain Gear
by Keeley Harding
I bike to work, and with winter approaching, I want to stay as dry as possible. But what kind of hazardous chemicals are in my waterproof gear?
People We Love :: Otana Jakpor
by Heather Purser
Lobbying for clean air.
350.org Weekend of Action: Global Mobilization on Climate Change
Climate activists came together December 11-13 to hold candlelight vigils and rallies to show solidarity with the nations who suffer the earliest and most severe impacts of climate change.
Tens of Thousands March in Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Demonstrators outside the U.N. negotiations demand a climate deal.
People, Power, and Climate Change
Video: Why Sarah van Gelder believes we can still avert disaster.
Seattle's Climate Commitment
Video: When the U.S. failed to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the city of Seattle decided to adopt it on a municipal level. Richard Conlin, president of the Seattle City Council and a YES! board member, discusses what that has meant for the city.
Cap & Dividend: A Clear Winner
by Sarah van Gelder
A new bipartisan climate bill offers a much smarter way to cut emissions—auction off pollution permits and distribute the proceeds to everyone.
It's Going to Be Beautiful It's Going to Be Beautiful
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: There are reasons to be encouraged about the negotiations in Copenhagen, and ways to get involved in your own backyard.
Recovery Act's Green Jobs: Weatherization in New York City
640,329 jobs have been created or saved by the Recovery Act. Green for All provides a glimpse into how the program affects the people who hold those jobs and the residents receiving weatherization services in New York City.
Kumi Naidoo on How We'll Win at Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Forget the cynicism. The activists who made Copenhagen possible are ramping up the pressure for a strong and binding deal on climate change.