Despite conflicts and crises at home and abroad, 2015 offered glimpses of the road to a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world.
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.
Community activists in the country’s most corrupt state won an unlikely victory to convert a coal plant to natural gas.
As a scientist at COP21, I hoped to see a fruitful collision of the climate scientist and climate activist. I expected strong words regarding science and broader social change, but instead found that scientists who understood the problem seemed to think we could fix it without changing the status quo.
At international summits like COP21, diplomats and dignitaries dominate the dialogue. To see how voices outside the negotiations are heard, our reporter joined a peaceful protest at the Louvre Museum.
These towns aren’t waiting for world leaders to take charge on climate change.
A group of activists in Oregon wants polluters to pay residents for using their air. I spoke with Camila Thorndike, director of Oregon Climate, about this unusual effort to put a price on carbon.
The Supreme Court denies a pro-gun appeal, Beijing closes streets due to smog, and Las Vegas curbs police violence with body cams, education, and accountability.
We asked readers to share the moment climate change became urgent for them. Here’s what they said.
In this YES! Short, volunteers discuss what it means to confront the privilege of others—as well as their own.
Cooperation Jackson heads to the Paris climate talks to show what a just transition to a green economy looks like.
How private companies are involved with COP21 talks, what the internet does to your focus, and how artists transformed ads to reveal the way companies pollute the planet.