10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come
by Sarah van GelderDec 27, 2013
- Beyond the headlines of conflict and catastrophe, this year’s top stories offered us some powerful proof that the world can still change—for the better.
What I Learned About Living Well In My Mother’s Puerto Rican Kitchen
by Melinda GonzalezDec 24, 2013
- When I was growing up, the conveniences of modern life took over my mother’s kitchen, and our health declined as a result. Here’s what happened when we went back to the way our ancestors dined.
This Guy Turned a 2,000-Page Report on Climate Change into 19 Stunning Haikus
by Anna FaheyDec 20, 2013
- By stripping a technical report of its jargon and unfathomably large numbers, Gregory C. Johnson's haikus offer an arresting and informative entry point into climate science.
Meet the Texas Farmer Challenging the Keystone Pipeline from the Courtroom to the Plains
by Anna SimontonDec 18, 2013
- Julia Trigg-Crawford claims that the state of Texas has no process to determine whether projects that seize landowners' property are really in the public benefit.
Bacteria’s Bad Rap: 6 Reasons Fermented Foods Are Good For You
by Sandor KatzDec 13, 2013
- Coffee, chocolate, cheese, beer—it’s rare for anyone to get through a day without eating fermented foods celebrated for their powerful flavors and unique healing qualities.
The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules
by Madeline OstranderDec 11, 2013
- “Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.”
John Fullerton: What If We Thought About Fossil Fuels the Way We Thought About Slavery?
by GRITtvDec 10, 2013
- The student-led movement to divest from fossil fuels is helping us think about the issue in a very different way.
Boulder Votes to Break With Xcel and Start Its Own Power Utility
by Bob MassieDec 09, 2013
- Why moving utilities from corporate to public control puts energy, dollars, and decisions into the hands of local communities.
Measuring Fukushima's Impact: How Geeks and Hackers Got Geiger Counters to the Masses
by Erika LundahlDec 06, 2013
- Thousands of ordinary people have contributed to a crowd-sourced effort to measure Fukushima's impact.
The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt
by Daphne MillerDec 06, 2013
- A doctor discovers exposure to healthy farm soil holds keys to healthy bodies.
How The King of Portland's Deli Scene Cured His Diabetes Through Diet (and Kept the Pastrami)
by Ken GordonDec 04, 2013
- When this foodie chef was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, he figured out how to get healthy without giving up his favorite foods.
Facing Ourselves: The Climate Challenge Needs a New Kind of Bravery
by YES! online staffNov 28, 2013
- Before fighting climate change, we must first confront our emotions about it.
Frances Moore Lappé: Delicious Food Is Not An Indulgence—It’s a Way to Solve Our Ecological Crises
by Frances Moore LappeNov 27, 2013
- Since I first published “Diet for a Small Planet” in 1971, the movement for food that is good for our bodies and our planet has blossomed beyond what I ever imagined. Here’s how.
What Occupy Oakland Taught Me About Healthy Eating
by AshEL EldridgeNov 26, 2013
- We came to Occupy because of America’s dangerous gap between rich and poor. But equally distressing was how many of us suffered from diseases created by a food system that makes healthy food inaccessible to the poor.
Environmentalists Use Drones to Conserve–Not Destroy
by YES! online staffNov 22, 2013
- Lian Pin Koh shows us how drones can be used for animal conservation, and keep an eye on poachers in the process.