Two Towns Battle Colorado for Freedom to Ban Fracking
by Kate StringerJul 28, 2016
- In a growing number of states, communities are demanding more self-governance over everything from environmental sustainability to gun control.
The Best Reason to Ride a Bike
by Peter KalmusJul 25, 2016
- The film “Bikes vs Cars” tells us that bicycling for transportation can reduce our emissions. But more importantly, bicycling can change our mindset.
Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?
by Mark TrahantJul 23, 2016
- Coal left in the ground is an investment in the climate, as well as the future of families in rural communities and the tribes.
Can Industrial Hemp Save Kentucky’s Small Farms?
by Catherine V. MooreJul 20, 2016
- As tobacco declines, some hope that hemp can be a “gateway crop” to financial sustainability for the state’s small farms.
How a Big Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air
by Adam LynchJul 19, 2016
- Community activists in the country’s most corrupt state won an unlikely victory to convert a coal plant to natural gas.
Celebrate the Urban Wilderness Right Where You Live
by Shelley McEuenJul 18, 2016
- Throughout the country there are revitalization efforts to bring back to life long-neglected urban wild areas.
Tell Us About the Revolution Where You Live
by YES! StaffJul 15, 2016
- The 20th anniversary issue of YES! will show you, state by state, how change happens when communities work together. Tell us what’s happening where you live today.
Germany Announces Revolutionary Bike Highway
by Kelly McCartneyJul 13, 2016
- The country will soon unveil a massive bike path linking 10 cities and four universities within its borders.
Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail
by Ralph SchwartzJul 12, 2016
- Coastal tribes share tactics and resources to bring fossil fuel transport to a halt.
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.