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5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone 5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone
Forget smarter! This infographic depicts the lifecycle of a cellphone, and points out non-toxic, conflict-free mineral responsible design.
Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act" Vandana Shiva On Resisting GMOs: "Saving Seeds Is a Political Act"
by Sarah van Gelder
Why the fight for biodiversity is about protecting life itself.
Two Years After the Eviction of OWS, Here's 5 People Keeping the Movement Alive Two Years After the Eviction of OWS, Here's 5 People Keeping the Movement Alive
by Ann Kathleen Bradley
Two years ago today, when Occupy Wall Street was evicted from Zuccotti Park, many wondered what was next for the movement. Two years later, we profile five projects that got their starts in the encampments and are still making change today.
Will the Tropical Island of Kauai Be the Next Front in GMO Fight? Will the Tropical Island of Kauai Be the Next Front in GMO Fight?
by Maureen Nandini Mitra
Local lawmakers will vote today on whether to overturn the mayor's veto of a bill to regulate the use of pesticides on the Hawaiian island.
In the Wake of Haiyan, We Must Divest from Fossil Fuels In the Wake of Haiyan, We Must Divest from Fossil Fuels
by Jamie Henn
The devastation in the Philippines reminds us of our responsibility to stop profiting from the wreckage caused by companies whose business plan includes destroying the planet.
Typhoon Haiyan: A Wake-Up Call for Warsaw Climate Talks? Typhoon Haiyan: A Wake-Up Call for Warsaw Climate Talks?
by Walden Bello
Right before the latest round of climate talks began, the massive superstorm killed tens of thousands and displaced millions in the Philippines. What will it take to drive the message home?
Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It Dear Michelle Obama: If We Want to Curb Childhood Obesity, Sesame Street Is Not Going to Cut It
by Erin Sagen
Can a licensing deal between Sesame Street and the Produce Marketing Association truly improve childhood health? Maybe, but grassroots solutions already exist.
Stephen Colbert on GMO Labeling Fail: "Just Eat It" Stephen Colbert on GMO Labeling Fail: "Just Eat It"
by YES! online staff
Frustrated with Monsanto's latest triumph over the grassroots movement to label genetically modified foods? Stephen Colbert lets you laugh about it.
Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost Monsanto May Have Won the Battle for I-522, But the Future of Food Is Not Lost
by Erin Sagen
As final results come in for Initiative 522, advocates of GMO labeling are saying we need to change the system, not just the supermarket.
Adapting to Climate Change: It's Not About Giving Up, It's About Getting Real Adapting to Climate Change: It's Not About Giving Up, It's About Getting Real
by Madeline Ostrander
Conversations about how we're going to get through the coming transformation force us to see the full scale of the problem.
Three Elephants Head from Zoo to 80-Acre Sanctuary Three Elephants Head from Zoo to 80-Acre Sanctuary
by Cynthia Daniel
A specialist in animal psychology sees the decision as evidence of progress in understanding between species.
Foraging the Urban Wilderness—From High-Carb Cattails to Dandelions Foraging the Urban Wilderness—From High-Carb Cattails to Dandelions
by Valerie Schloredt
“Dandelion Hunter” is an education about the food that grows along our city streets, and the deep history author Rebecca Lerner discovered along the way.
What Were Morgan Stanley Reps Doing at a Fossil Fuel Divestment Forum? What Were Morgan Stanley Reps Doing at a Fossil Fuel Divestment Forum?
by Rachael Stoeve
As it turns out, they were leading a workshop on how to move billions of dollars in public and nonprofit funds to sustainable investments.
Keystone XL Decision: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Climate Promises? Keystone XL Decision: Obama's Last Chance to Fulfill Climate Promises?
by Bill McKibben
A presidential block of Keystone XL could help reset the international negotiations that Obama allowed to go aground at Copenhagen.
"A New Kind of Self-Awareness": Film Explores Implications of Seeing Earth from Space "A New Kind of Self-Awareness": Film Explores Implications of Seeing Earth from Space
by YES! online team
How has the experience of seeing our planet from outer space changed the way we think about it?
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