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Edible Insects: Gross-Out or Global Food Solution?
by Dawn Starinposted Feb 19, 2013
- Cultural attitudes toward food tend to change slowly. But as we struggle to feed a growing population, insects present a remarkably plentiful source of nutrition.
Green Housing: In Buffalo, It's Not Just for Rich People Anymore
by Mark Andrew Boyerposted Feb 15, 2013
- Can we build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? The city of Buffalo did, and created a community jobs pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when neighborhoods take the lead.
Arrests in Washington Signal Increasing Urgency on Keystone Pipeline
by Chris Francisposted Feb 13, 2013
- Forty-eight leaders of environmentalist groups such as the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and 350.org were arrested today while participating in civil disobedience. They were demanding that President Barack Obama stop construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Oakland Youth Swap Fast Food for Fresh Food
by YES! online staffposted Feb 12, 2013
- Video: A group of young people in West Oakland are taking control of what they eat and using pedal power to bring local groceries to produce-strapped communities.
Is There Inspiration in Your Media Diet?
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 10, 2013
- Video: At TEDx, YES! magazine editor Sarah van Gelder discusses the “mean world syndrome” caused by excessively negative news coverage, and describes how solutions journalism creates a more balanced—and hopeful—point of view.
Can Carbon-Mopping “Artificial Trees” Slow Climate Crisis?
by Richard Schiffmanposted Feb 08, 2013
- Two scientists at Columbia University believe that carbon-mopping machines modeled after trees could sequester enough carbon from the atmosphere to slow global warming. But can we produce them quickly (and cheaply) enough for the plan to work?
People We Love: David Feld
by Fabien Tepperposted Feb 07, 2013
- Designing nonviolent ways for humans and animals to live in harmony—in the city.
People We Love: Asa Needle
by Laura Beansposted Feb 07, 2013
- Leading teenagers in the clean-up of their hometown, Worcester, Mass.
People We Love: Leia Lewis Henderson
by Laura Beansposted Feb 07, 2013
- Nurturing African-American culture through gardening.
What’s Cheaper than Solar, Slashes Carbon Emissions, and Creates Jobs in Kentucky?
by Erin L. McCoyposted Feb 04, 2013
- Having an energy-efficient home saves the owners money, but they often procrastinate on improvements. When energy companies in Kansas and Kentucky figured out a way to sweeten the deal, the results brought good news for homeowners, contractors, and for the planet.
Backyard Permaculture: A 12-Step Program
by Doug Pibelposted Feb 04, 2013
- Author Peter Bane grew more than 150 species on less than 2,000 square feet. Here are 12 tips to get you there.
How Does Nature Do That?
by Margo Farnsworthposted Feb 01, 2013
- Former park ranger-turned-professor Margo Farnsworth believes that biomimicry is one of the most important new tools for sustainability. It gets her students outside and unleashes their scientific and entrepreneurial minds.
Film Review: Ken Burns’ Dust Bowl
by Valerie Schloredtposted Feb 01, 2013
- The new documentary will bring you inside one of the worst manmade disasters of all time in powerful detail.
People We Love: Sarah Bergmann
by Fabien Tepperposted Feb 01, 2013
- Creating a pollination pathway for urban bees.
What’s Stephen Colbert’s Solution to Climate Change?
by YES! Online Staffposted Jan 31, 2013
- Video: Stephen Colbert gets a lot of laughs out of climate change—at the expense of pundits who seem to have decided that solving the problem is just too much work.