Planet

Cycle City, USA
by Jay Walljasper
How Portland plans to become the first world-class bike city in America.
When Crop Mobs Take Over
by Tina Chadwick
In Atlanta, city slickers have found a way to give back to the farms that feed them.
The World’s First Living Buildings
by Eden Brukman
Once deemed too ambitious, the next generation of green building is now a reality.
You Are Who You Eat With
by Katherine Gustafson
Why hectic times call for a return to the family meal.
In Coal Country, A Win for Clean Energy
by Sue Sturgis
A Kentucky power cooperative had plans to burn more coal. Local residents instead demanded cleaner energy and greater efficiency—and won.
Signs of Life :: Winter 2011
Small stories about big change.
Animals and Us: Help Us Hatch Our Next Issue
by Sarah van Gelder
The YES! editorial team is hard at work on our spring issue about animals. Here’s an advance look at what we're planning—and a chance to share your ideas.
Pittsburgh Bans Natural Gas Drilling
by Mari Margil, Ben Price
A historic new ordinance bans natural gas drilling while elevating community decision making and the rights of nature over the “rights” associated with corporate personhood.
The Road to Right-Size Cities
by Frank and Deborah Popper
The American fable of all-but-permanent urban and economic growth is over. How cities can prepare for a smaller, but not necessarily worse, future.
Film Trailer: Living Downstream
A documentary that follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, as she explores the seemingly unnatural causes of cancer.
Film Trailer: Age of Stupid
For one man looking back from the year 2055, it seems clear that we should have dealt with climate change as soon as we noticed it.
Hot Renewable: Wide Interest in Solar Power
by Madeline Ostrander, Doug Pibel
The U.S. moves toward a tipping point for solar energy.
Sourcing "Rare Earth" Elements
by Rik Langendoen
A jumpstart for the safe and fair sourcing of some of our most precious materials.
Restaurants, Counties, Colleges Promote Tap Water
by Tiffany Ran
Tap into the movement that is doing away with bottled water.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Hit the Road
by Alyssa B. Johnson
How government and industry are getting behind a new breed of electric cars.