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Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets
by YES! online staffposted Sep 06, 2013
- Fishing nets that wash up on the beaches of the Philippines are a nasty form of pollution. Luckily, they can be harvested for useful purposes like carpeting.
Too Much Stuff in Your Life? 7 Ways to Turn it Around
by Shannan Stollposted Sep 05, 2013
- From sharing to repairing, the inspiration you need to lighten your load.
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
by YES! online staffposted Aug 30, 2013
- Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, have learned that climate change endangers Ethiopia's coffee crops. Here's what they're doing to make sure the plants will survive.
One Thing College Alumni Can Do about Climate Change Right Now
by Laurent Dalozposted Aug 29, 2013
- I've respectfully informed my alma mater that, until it divests its holdings in the fossil fuel industry—coal, oil, tar sands, and fracked natural gas—I will not donate another cent.
Bringing Bison and Biodiversity Back to the Prairie
by Sarah Kuckposted Aug 29, 2013
- A Montana-based nonprofit is moving to preserve 3.5 million acres of the Great Plains.
A Safe Place for Bees: Will US Follow Europe in Banning Hive-Killing Pesticides?
by Katrina Rabelerposted Aug 27, 2013
- While banning the use of bee-killing pesticides is crucial, planting your yard with flowers instead of grass helps, too.
6.5 Percent of All Humans Ever Born Are Still Alive Today
by Katrina Rabeler, Chris Francisposted Aug 21, 2013
- (And 22 other facts you should probably know.)
Mountain Grown: Appalachia's New Local Food Economy
by Erin L. McCoyposted Aug 21, 2013
- Hungry for okra, collards, and trout? In Appalachia, you can now get all your soul food cravings from local farmers.
"It's Unstoppable": Washington's GMO-Labeling Campaign Picks Up Where California's Left Off
by Erin Sagenposted Aug 21, 2013
- If Initiative 522 succeeds, it could push manufacturers nationwide to begin labeling foods that contain genetically modified organisms.
Will Trains Bring 48M Tons of Coal a Year Through Seattle? Not If the Locals Can Stop It
by Floyd McKayposted Aug 20, 2013
- A plan to bring coal from Wyoming to the Pacific Northwest coast and ship it to Asia will test the mettle of the region's environmentalists.
Confessions of a Climate Change Denier
by Yotam Maromposted Jul 31, 2013
- The fight for the climate isn’t a separate movement. It’s both a challenge and an opportunity for all of our movements.
“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies
by Katrina Rabelerposted Jul 30, 2013
- Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
“We’re Not Going Anywhere”: Sandy-Struck Neighborhoods Rebuild for Resilience
by YES! online staffposted Jul 24, 2013
- Climate change has turned up the volume, making “superstorms” like Sandy more likely. In this documentary, Clodagh McGowan introduces you to coastal homeowners who are rebuilding their houses to withstand the next big one.
It Takes Time: Why Sustainable Farming Can’t Be Rushed
by Shannon Hayesposted Jul 24, 2013
- Maybe there’s something deeper to the stereotype of old-school farmers as plodding, slow-moving people.
It’s a “Story Problem”: What’s Behind Our Messed-Up Economy
by David Kortenposted Jul 18, 2013
- The peoples of earlier times prospered from the guidance of simple stories that offered answers to their deepest questions. We need those now more than ever.