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At EPA Hearings and in Congress, Public and Politicians Ready for Climate Action
by Madeline Ostrander
At EPA hearings and in Congress, signs that the public, environmental leaders, political leaders, and businesses could unite on steps to confront climate change.
To Obama and the EPA: The Threat is Real, It's Time to Act
by Madeline Ostrander
EPA holds two public hearings on greenhouse gas regulation
In Review :: Justicia Now
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
Lisa Garrigues reviews this documentary about Ecuador’s oil wars.
In Review :: Tree Intimacy
by Brooke Jarvis
Brooke Jarvis reviews Nalini Nadkarni’s Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connection to Trees.
In Review :: Homemade Revolution
by Erik Knutzen
A hand-cranked and pedal-powered guide to shrinking your home electricity use.
Signs of Life :: Landmark Climate Change Bill
by Madeline Ostrander
Congress has begun debate on what could become the first-ever federal legislation to regulate greenhouse gases. The bill promises to cut emissions 80 percent by 2050.
Signs of Life :: Defending the Right to Water
by Daniel Moss, Brooke Jarvis
More than 20 countries have signed a declaration recognizing water as a basic human right. The declaration was presented as an alternative to a weaker statement on water access issued at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul in March.
Excerpt: Soil Not Oil
by Vandana Shiva
Why we need to kick petroleum out of our farms.
The Human Powered Home :: Photo Essay
This photo-essay features images from Tamara Dean's book The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors. The book is a one-of-a-kind compendium of human-powered devices gathered from a unique collection of experts.
Flow :: Interview with the Director
Director Irena Salina on why more people in the West are becoming aware of the human and environmental impact of water scarcity, how reservoir privatization affects common people, and what the role of world government should be in resolving the problem before it's too late.
Justicia Now!
Justicia Now is a documentary about ChevronTexaco's toxic legacy in the Northern Ecuadorian region of the Amazon rainforest—and the largest environmental class action lawsuit in history.
YES! Bikes to Work—All Month
May is national bike month. To celebrate, YES! staff members are joining one of the biggest bike commuter events on the West Coast: the 2009 Group Health Commute Challenge. Check back all month as YES! staff members report back from their green commute.
Bike Kitchens: Building Community, Bikes
by Rob Forbes
A bike kitchen is a community-based, hands-on workshop that provides free (or almost free) help to people who need to fix their bikes. Find out more about these places that are popping up across the U.S. and Canada.
Michelle Obama's Fresh Food Revolution
by Mark Hertsgaard
Michelle Obama planted an organic garden on the White House lawn, sending a clear message: Change America's eating habits and you can change the world.
Pedal People Put the Cycling in Recycling
by Laura Kaliebe
In all types of weather, the staff of Pedal People Cooperative Inc. can be found hauling up to 300 pounds of trash, recycling and compost on trailers hitched to the back of their bikes.