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ING Bank Just Divested Their DAPL Financing—We All Helped to Change Their Mind
by Sarah van Gelder
Last month, bank officials met face to face with leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux, and this week they announced the bank had sold the loan at the request of tribal leaders.
A Small Act of Scientific Civil Disobedience
by Margaret Beaton
Big science publications put important peer-reviewed research behind expensive paywalls. But some scientists have found creative ways around them.
How Nature Makes Us Healthier and Happier
by Kristophe Green, Dacher Keltner
Over 100 studies have shown that being in nature—or even watching it in videos—benefits our brains, bodies, feelings, thought processes, and social interactions.
This Invention Lets Rural Hondurans Clean Their Water—And Own the Treatment Plants
by Carrie Koplinka-Loehr
What’s at stake in a world where science is marginalized? Programs like AguaClara, which offer sustainable, low-cost solutions to communities in need.
Water Is Life: The Story of Standing Rock Won’t Go Away
by Mark Trahant
The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story.
As Police Evict Water Protectors, Tribes Vow to Continue the Fight
by Jenni Monet
“This isn’t the end by any means. This is the spark. The whole world is waking up now.”
Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt
by James Trimarco, J. Gabriel Ware
Pruitt’s approach to the EPA is likely to threaten farmworkers, who are highly exposed to the effects of climate change, including heat stress and increased pesticide use.
To Billionaire Doomsday Preppers: Your Wealth Won’t Save You
by Chuck Collins
The only solution is to bring your wealth home and invest in community resilience to ensure the survival of all.
The Student-Built Website That Keeps Government Climate Data Safe
by Terri Hansen
Since Trump’s election, scientists have been scrambling to save climate change data sets. And one Michigan graduate student thought the more copies, the better.
Pruitt Ignored Cries to Regulate Fracking in Okla. Now Residents Face Big Oil on Their Own
by Adam Lynch
The Senate just confirmed Scott Pruitt to run the EPA. But as residents reported major damage from fracking-related earthquakes, the then-attorney general closed his office’s environmental enforcement unit.
Call for Submissions: It’s Time for a Just Transition
by YES! Editors
Send us your ideas by March 13.
Why Science Can’t Be Silent
by Clo Copass, Kim Eckart, Tracy Loeffeholz Dunn
Up against the White House’s “alternative facts” and attempts to hide climate data, new allies—citizens and science—can prevail against politicians and corporations.
Science Isn’t Just for Scientists—We Can All Take Part
by Madeline Ostrander
The internet and new technology are reviving the role citizens can play in documenting the world around us.
In California’s Imperial Valley, Residents Aren’t Waiting for Government to Track Pollution
by Paulina Phelps
For marginalized communities along the California-Mexico border, projects to gather and share scientific reports are crucial to holding agencies accountable.
The Carbon Tax Debate Isn’t Going Away. What Would the Ideal Bill Look Like?
by Meredith Rutland Bauer
After opposing a Washington state carbon tax in November, climate justice advocates are setting the stage for a more thorough initiative to address both climate change and inequality.