For Decades, the USDA Was Black Farmers’ Worst Enemy. Here’s How It Became an Ally
by Sylvia A. HarveyJul 08, 2016
- 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 ClabotsJul 01, 2016
- 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 BeinJun 28, 2016
- 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! StaffJun 21, 2016
- 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 AndersonJun 17, 2016
- 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 LimonesJun 17, 2016
- 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 BoghaniJun 15, 2016
- 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 WilliamsJun 10, 2016
- Terry Tempest Williams on the sacred earthworks of Effigy Mounds National Monument.
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away Without Toxic Chemicals
by Kate StringerJun 07, 2016
- 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 FunesJun 03, 2016
- 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 StringerJun 02, 2016
- 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 SenguptaJun 02, 2016
- 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 GelderMay 25, 2016
- In every community I visited, I found people working hard to lay a different foundation for our society.
Tribes Create Their Own Food Laws to Stop USDA From Killing Native Food Economies
by Tristan AhtoneMay 24, 2016
- From blue corn to bison, narrow federal food-safety codes impact tribal food systems. But advocates are writing their own food laws to preserve Native food sovereignty.
Video: Meet the Activists Facing Arrest to Break Free From Big Oil
by Catherina SavattereMay 20, 2016
- Nearly 200 activists arrived in Anacortes, Washington last week to protest our dependence on fossil fuels. They joined others across the globe in the call for a renewable energy transition.