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Meet the Texas Farmer Challenging the Keystone Pipeline from the Courtroom to the Plains
by Anna Simontonposted Dec 18, 2013
- 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
by Sandor Katzposted Dec 13, 2013
- 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
by Madeline Ostranderposted Dec 11, 2013
- “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?
by GRITtvposted Dec 10, 2013
- 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
by Bob Massieposted Dec 09, 2013
- 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
by Erika Lundahlposted Dec 06, 2013
- Thousands of ordinary people have contributed to a crowd-sourced effort to measure Fukushima's impact.
The Surprising Healing Qualities ... of Dirt
by Daphne Millerposted Dec 06, 2013
- 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)
by Ken Gordonposted Dec 04, 2013
- 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
by YES! online staffposted Nov 28, 2013
- 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
by Frances Moore Lappéposted Nov 27, 2013
- 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
by AshEL Eldridgeposted Nov 26, 2013
- 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
by YES! online staffposted Nov 22, 2013
- 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
by Kristin Moeposted Nov 22, 2013
- At the Ponca Trail of Tears Spiritual Camp, tribal members and their ranchers are learning to understand each other as never before.
Why the UN Climate Negotiations Give Me Hope (In Spite of Everything)
by Jamie Hennposted Nov 21, 2013
- It's possible to find hope for action in the new generation's determination and clarity—even after 19 years of stalled negotiations.
"Beauty Feeds a Different Kind of Hunger": An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams
by Devon Fredericksenposted Nov 21, 2013
- "I used to ask the question, 'Am I an activist or a writer?' I don't ask that anymore. I am simply a human being engaged."