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Growing Concern Over Japan's Dolphin Hunt Leads to Widespread Outcry Growing Concern Over Japan's Dolphin Hunt Leads to Widespread Outcry
by Andy Butter
The dolphin massacre depicted in the Oscar-winning film The Cove took place again this year. But the reaction to it shows a changing public mindset toward the rights of sea mammals.
Why the Smartphone Became the Lightsaber of the Environmental Justice Movement Why the Smartphone Became the Lightsaber of the Environmental Justice Movement
by Kristin Moe
From West Virginia to the Gulf Coast, residents of communities facing environmental problems are discovering that visual storytelling brings results. Their number-one tool is the humble smartphone.
Paradise Farmed: Inside Kaua'i's Local Food Movement Paradise Farmed: Inside Kaua'i's Local Food Movement
by James Trimarco
The issue of local food is more urgent when you're more than 2,400 miles away from the nearest continent.
Fracking Standoff in Texas: One Woman's Struggle to Stop Drilling on Her Family's Land Fracking Standoff in Texas: One Woman's Struggle to Stop Drilling on Her Family's Land
by Rachael Stoeve
Frances Shure is responsible for decisions over whether to let gas companies frack land that's been in her family for generations. The more she's learned about the process, the less willing she's been to say "yes."
Infographic: 13 Ways Europe Does Food Safer, Cleaner, and Kinder Infographic: 13 Ways Europe Does Food Safer, Cleaner, and Kinder
by YES! Editors
How does the United States stack up against the European Union on food safety issues like GMOs, hormones, questionable chemicals, and other food additives?
How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive
by Erin L. McCoy
Produce auctions are getting fresh vegetables into food deserts, building community, and helping rural farmers earn a living.
Movement to Resist Tar Sands "Megaloads" Brings Together Northwest Tribal Members, Environmentalists Movement to Resist Tar Sands "Megaloads" Brings Together Northwest Tribal Members, Environmentalists
by Rachael Stoeve
The struggle pits the tribes and their allies in the environmental movement against the General Electric subsidiary that manufactured the evaporators and the hauling company that is providing transportation for them.
A Chef's Perspective on Revering Life—Even When It’s Raised to Be Slaughtered A Chef's Perspective on Revering Life—Even When It’s Raised to Be Slaughtered
by Lisa Harris
I always knew the goats across the street were raised for food, but this was my first personal relationship with an animal that would later become my food.
What I Learned from a Month on the Ten-Mile Diet What I Learned from a Month on the Ten-Mile Diet
"It was a different kind of diet. I didn't count calories. I didn't count carbs. I just took 12,500 miles of food off my plate."
8 Lifestyles for Healthy Eating (and They All Include Kale!) 8 Lifestyles for Healthy Eating (and They All Include Kale!)
by YES! Editors
Have a New Year's resolution to eat better in the coming year? We set out to find out what a healthy diet really looks like. Turns out, they all have a few things in common.
Get Hopeful For 2014: YES! Founder Sarah van Gelder Talks to Democracy Now! Get Hopeful For 2014: YES! Founder Sarah van Gelder Talks to Democracy Now!
From new leadership in the fight against climate change to an uprising in the education system, there's a lot to be excited about in 2014.
Can the Stuck-in-Place Economy Help Us Face Climate Change? Can the Stuck-in-Place Economy Help Us Face Climate Change?
by Madeline Ostrander
New studies show that people with deep roots in the place where they live are better equipped to handle upheavals of the type that come with climate change.
10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come 10 Hopeful Things That Happened in 2013 to Get You Inspired for What’s to Come
by Sarah van Gelder
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 What I Learned About Living Well In My Mother’s Puerto Rican Kitchen
by Melinda Gonzalez
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 This Guy Turned a 2,000-Page Report on Climate Change into 19 Stunning Haikus
by Anna Fahey
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.
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