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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.
Meet the Texas Farmer Challenging the Keystone Pipeline from the Courtroom to the Plains Meet the Texas Farmer Challenging the Keystone Pipeline from the Courtroom to the Plains
by Anna Simonton
Julia Trigg-Crawford claims that the state of Texas has no process to determine whether projects that seize landowners' property are really in the public benefit.
Bacteria’s Bad Rap: 6 Reasons Fermented Foods Are Good For You Bacteria’s Bad Rap: 6 Reasons Fermented Foods Are Good For You
by Sandor Katz
Coffee, chocolate, cheese, beer—it’s rare for anyone to get through a day without eating fermented foods celebrated for their powerful flavors and unique healing qualities.
The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules
by Madeline Ostrander
“Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.”
John Fullerton: What If We Thought About Fossil Fuels the Way We Thought About Slavery? John Fullerton: What If We Thought About Fossil Fuels the Way We Thought About Slavery?
by GRITtv
The student-led movement to divest from fossil fuels is helping us think about the issue in a very different way.
Boulder Votes to Break With Xcel and Start Its Own Power Utility Boulder Votes to Break With Xcel and Start Its Own Power Utility
by Bob Massie
Why moving utilities from corporate to public control puts energy, dollars, and decisions into the hands of local communities.
Measuring Fukushima's Impact: How Geeks and Hackers Got Geiger Counters to the Masses Measuring Fukushima's Impact: How Geeks and Hackers Got Geiger Counters to the Masses
by Erika Lundahl
Thousands of ordinary people have contributed to a crowd-sourced effort to measure Fukushima's impact.
The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt
by Daphne Miller
A doctor discovers exposure to healthy farm soil holds keys to healthy bodies.
How The King of Portland's Deli Scene Cured His Diabetes Through Diet (and Kept the Pastrami) How The King of Portland's Deli Scene Cured His Diabetes Through Diet (and Kept the Pastrami)
by Ken Gordon
When this foodie chef was diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, he figured out how to get healthy without giving up his favorite foods.
Facing Ourselves: The Climate Challenge Needs a New Kind of Bravery Facing Ourselves: The Climate Challenge Needs a New Kind of Bravery
by YES! online staff
Before fighting climate change, we must first confront our emotions about it.
Frances Moore Lappé: Delicious Food Is Not An Indulgence—It’s a Way to Solve Our Ecological Crises Frances Moore Lappé: Delicious Food Is Not An Indulgence—It’s a Way to Solve Our Ecological Crises
by Frances Moore Lappé
Since I first published “Diet for a Small Planet” in 1971, the movement for food that is good for our bodies and our planet has blossomed beyond what I ever imagined. Here’s how.
What Occupy Oakland Taught Me About Healthy Eating What Occupy Oakland Taught Me About Healthy Eating
by AshEL Eldridge
We came to Occupy because of America’s dangerous gap between rich and poor. But equally distressing was how many of us suffered from diseases created by a food system that makes healthy food inaccessible to the poor.
Environmentalists Use Drones to Conserve–Not Destroy Environmentalists Use Drones to Conserve–Not Destroy
by YES! online staff
Lian Pin Koh shows us how drones can be used for animal conservation, and keep an eye on poachers in the process.
"Cowboys and Indians" Camp Together to Build Alliance Against Keystone XL "Cowboys and Indians" Camp Together to Build Alliance Against Keystone XL
by Kristin Moe
At the Ponca Trail of Tears Spiritual Camp, tribal members and their ranchers are learning to understand each other as never before.
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