One Clan’s Unique Weapon Against Big Oil
by Stephen MillerJan 26, 2016
- Because the Unist’ot’en clan has given up no land rights after decades of courtroom battles, they maintain a strong foothold on land crucial to future oil expansion plans.
The Deal That Brought the Colorado River Back to the Sea
by Diondra PowersJan 26, 2016
- A new amendment to the 1944 water treaty between Mexico and the United States aims to create a fair, cooperative system for restoring the Colorado River.
How to Stop an Oil Train: The Hearts-and-Minds Climate Defense That Won Over a Courtroom
by Valerie SchloredtJan 21, 2016
- The Delta 5 loss was actually a big win. “Frankly, the court is convinced that the defendants are far from the problem and are part of the solution to the problem of climate change.”
In North Dakota’s Booming Oil Patch, One Tribe Beat Back Fracking
by Sarah van GelderJan 21, 2016
- The Turtle Mountain Band was among the first tribes to ban the drilling process. Here’s the difference it made.
The New Face of Hunger: How Statistics Underestimate the Food Problem
by Frances Moore LappéJan 19, 2016
- Today, 800 million of us are considered “hungry,” but we produce enough calories to feed us all. Rather than a lack of food, we’re dealing with a lack of democracy.
Big Oil and Gas Want Them Out, But One Small Clan Is Standing Up to Pipeline Expansion
by Tony MannoJan 19, 2016
- A First Nations clan is bringing pipeline projects to a grinding halt—simply by occupying their traditional lands.
Another Extinction: Words We Use to Describe the Natural World
by Jack TurnerJan 18, 2016
- Why naturalists and their linguistic allies fight to keep the language that gives us our sense of place from falling out of modern dictionaries.
Meet the Indigenous Eco-feminists of the Amazon
by Lindsey WeedstonJan 14, 2016
- In Ecuador, indigenous Kichwa women are resisting corporate interests that threaten their land.
Canadian Company Sues U.S. for Blocking Keystone XL—and Shows How the TPP Can Hurt Climate
by John LightJan 11, 2016
- Environmentalists have worked for years to get governments to regulate fossil fuels. Here’s how trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership make that even harder.
In Photos: The Seed-Saving Farmers Who Pass Down Land to Their Daughters
by Rucha ChitnisJan 08, 2016
- In northeastern India's mountainous state of Meghalaya, youngest daughters inherit the land—and the ancient food heritage of their mothers.
A Neighborhood Revolution in a Pot of Soup
by Shelley McEuenJan 07, 2016
- After living in the same town for 14 years, I decided it was finally time to meet my neighbors. My secret? Soup night.
Will the TPP Set Back This Campaign to Stop a Proposed Coal Mine Near Montana Tribal Land?
by Sarah van GelderJan 05, 2016
- The TPP makes the rights of companies sacrosanct, and that includes the right to mine. But what about the rights of people who live in the way of proposed mining sites?
The Earthships Have Landed: Inside New Mexico's Off-Grid Community Made from Trash
by YES! StaffJan 01, 2016
- People who live in this desert community say their homes can serve as a model for how society can function happily without the infrastructure and modern systems we’ve come to expect.
Six Hopeful Breakthroughs from 2015
by Sarah van GelderDec 29, 2015
- Despite conflicts and crises at home and abroad, 2015 offered glimpses of the road to a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world.
Was 2015 the Year Big Food Began to Lose Its Sway?
by Andy BellattiDec 24, 2015
- Companies like Coca-Cola and Monsanto were called out for conflicts of interest, leaving many in the public health sector to wonder if next year transparency might become the new normal.