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Writer and Farmer Wendell Berry on Hope, Direct Action, and the "Resettling" of the American Countryside Writer and Farmer Wendell Berry on Hope, Direct Action, and the "Resettling" of the American Countryside
by YES! online staff
In this rare television interview, the poet, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry discusses his vision for a society in harmony with the planet.
Why the Corporate Media's Climate Change Censorship Is Only Half the Story Why the Corporate Media's Climate Change Censorship Is Only Half the Story
by Sarah van Gelder
Of course the media needs to start talking honestly about climate change. But there's more to the issue than just gloom and doom.
Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is
by Chris Sweeney
Our throwaway electronics harm people overseas, but new trends in responsible design are not just smart—they’re kind.
Jane Goodall on Climate Change, Technology, and What Makes Us Different From Chimps Jane Goodall on Climate Change, Technology, and What Makes Us Different From Chimps
by Katrina Rabeler
We caught up with the primatologist and activist at the International Women's Earth and Climate Summit, where she was helping to draft a declaration on how to move forward on climate change.
Shutdown EPA Workers Clean Up River Anyway Shutdown EPA Workers Clean Up River Anyway
by Cynthia Daniel
In one of our favorite responses to the government shutdown, this group of EPA staffers in Georgia went DIY on a local creek.
Market Offers Wealth of Tradition—and Veggies—for Immigrant Farmers and Shoppers Market Offers Wealth of Tradition—and Veggies—for Immigrant Farmers and Shoppers
by Sarah Meade, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern
Many Latino immigrants have agriculture in their past. A market in suburban Maryland makes it possible for them to put that knowledge to work in the here and now.
Timeline of the Climate Movement: How Direct Action Took Center Stage Timeline of the Climate Movement: How Direct Action Took Center Stage
by Kristin Moe
How can we understand a movement as global, complex, and diverse as the one that's trying to stop climate change? As a start, we've used this timeline to gather events that took place over the past 10 years. Let us know in the comments if you see something we missed!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Meet its Real-Life, Climate-Defending, Disney-Dissenting Villains Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Meet its Real-Life, Climate-Defending, Disney-Dissenting Villains
by James Trimarco
When their name appeared in Joss Whedon's new TV show, the environmentalist group Rising Tide took to social media to fight back.
"The Other Keystone": Seattle Gears Up for Direct Action Against Coal Export Plan "The Other Keystone": Seattle Gears Up for Direct Action Against Coal Export Plan
by Rachael Stoeve
A showdown over fossil fuel projects that would exacerbate climate change is brewing in the Emerald City.
The "Wild Dog Whisperer": Rescuing Wolves in California The "Wild Dog Whisperer": Rescuing Wolves in California
by YES! online staff
In a desert valley not so far from Los Angeles, Tonya Littlewolf has built a refuge for wolves born in capitivity—and for herself.
Vandana Shiva: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability Vandana Shiva: Food, Ethics, and Sustainability
by YES! online staff
At Yes! Magazine's event at Seattle Town Hall, Vandana Shiva gives deep insight into the struggles farmers—and eaters—are facing today.
Women's Knowledge: Three Reasons We Won't Solve Climate Change Without It Women's Knowledge: Three Reasons We Won't Solve Climate Change Without It
by Katrina Rabeler
When it comes to solving the climate crisis, the world can't afford to ignore women's voices.
The Real Cost of Gold in the Philippines The Real Cost of Gold in the Philippines
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
We think of gold as a sign of prosperity, but the farmers and communities most affected by mining just want their rivers and land back.
India Killed Off Most of Its Vultures—Here's Why It Cost Their Economy Billions India Killed Off Most of Its Vultures—Here's Why It Cost Their Economy Billions
by YES! online staff
When about 97 percent of India's vultures died due to eating carcasses that contained a drug called diclofenac, it caused a boom in the feral dog population. The resulting rabies epidemic cost India billions of dollars between 1993 and 2006.
4 Ways to Share the Season’s Harvest (and Make Friends Doing It) 4 Ways to Share the Season’s Harvest (and Make Friends Doing It)
by Katrina Rabeler, Chris Francis
Guerrilla grafting, crop mobs, and other ways to make the fruits of your labor go further.
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