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Germany Announces Revolutionary Bike Highway
by Kelly McCartney
The country will soon unveil a massive bike path linking 10 cities and four universities within its borders.
Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail
by Ralph Schwartz
Coastal tribes share tactics and resources to bring fossil fuel transport to a halt.
For Decades, the USDA Was Black Farmers’ Worst Enemy. Here’s How It Became an Ally
by Sylvia A. Harvey
Through partnering with local farmers, the USDA has begun to tackle its racist past.
Don’t Be That Guy at the 4th of July Party
by Barbara Clabots
Independence Day is tough on coastal ecosystems where Americans flock to beach parties and communities are left with the mess. Here's how to do it better.
Meet the Woman Who Pushed Massachusetts Toward the First Carbon Fee in U.S. History
by Eben Bein
The bill would redistribute money to citizens and local businesses, an idea supported by both conservative and liberal economists.
YES! Wins 4 Excellence in Journalism Awards
by YES! Staff
From a First Nation’s fight against Big Oil to Seattle’s school to prison pipeline, YES! Magazine coverage was honored in this year’s SPJ NW Excellence in Journalism Contest.
Meet the McDonald’s Cashier Taking on Her CEO for Climate Change
by Brooke Anderson
If raising a family on a McDonald’s salary wasn’t hard enough, Tina Sandoval is working to transform the fast-food industry into one that is good for both people and planet.
As a Queer Latina, I Reject Blaming Islam: Bigotry and Homophobia Did This
by Delma Catalina Limones
After the Orlando shooting, I was afraid that people would try to pit Queer communities and Muslim communities against each other. But what I have seen is the opposite.
Do Gun Control Debates Ever Change Anything? In These Countries They Did
by Priyanka Boghani
Three cases in which gun laws were tightened following tragic mass shootings.
A Park Where You Can Walk Among 1,500-Year-Old Bears and Birds
by Terry Tempest Williams
Terry Tempest Williams on the sacred earthworks of Effigy Mounds National Monument.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away Without Toxic Chemicals
by Kate Stringer
Mosquitoes don’t like fans, and other tips to keep them off naturally.
Climate Change Film Tells Us “How to Let Go of the World”
by Yessenia Funes
In his new documentary, Josh Fox says we can use love to push aside the fear and hopelessness that comes with climate change.
A More Relevant and Radical Democratic Platform? Sanders Brings Veteran Activists to the Table
by Kate Stringer
From Cornel West to Bill McKibben, Sanders picks some heavy-hitting social movement leaders for the Democratic National Committee.
Tired of Running From the River: Adapting to Climate Change on India’s Disappearing Islands
by Anuradha Sengupta
Rising waters are quickly submerging the Sundarbans and drowning its livelihoods. As the region’s men leave to find stable income, women make the best of what remains.
Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is
by Sarah van Gelder
In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.