The "Honorable Harvest": Lessons From an Indigenous Tradition of Giving Thanks
by Robin Wall KimmererNov 26, 2015
- What if this holiday season we fill our shopping baskets with only that which is needed and give something back in return?
5 Apps for the Sharing Economy (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffNov 25, 2015
- FDA approves genetically engineered salmon, gun control debates overlook the biggest group of gun violence victims—black men—and apps that might help you put old stuff to new use.
In Photos: Minnesotans Face Gunfire and Cold in 11-Day Occupation of Police Precinct
by Christopher Zumski FinkeNov 25, 2015
- In Minneapolis, demonstrators are demanding police release video of a fatal shooting of an African-American man. Earlier this week, five were shot by alleged white supremacists.
COP21: Why Science Will Make All the Difference
by Eric RehmNov 25, 2015
- Unlike at previous climate talks, countries are coming to the table with science-backed contributions that challenge the business-as-usual approach.
Can We End America's Massive Food Waste Problem?
by Karim ChrobogNov 24, 2015
- Almost half of America's food is thrown out every year. Despite the popularity of things like local markets and farm-to-fork initiatives, the U.S. food system remains a heavily industrialized, wasteful business.
REI Will #OptOutside on Black Friday. Can It Change Retail (and the Economy)?
by Parag Rajendra KhandharNov 24, 2015
- All 143 REI stores will be closed on Black Friday. But what more can the co-op do to live up to its values and transform the conversation in the United States?
How College Students Are Resisting the Mental-Illness Stigma
by Donna JackelNov 24, 2015
- Student-led organizations are bringing mental illness into the light to lower the suicide rates of young people.
Portland Blocked Fossil Fuels, What Now?
by Arun GuptaNov 23, 2015
- Turning the city's resolution into policies that protect health and safety is one fight that lies ahead. Another is forging a wall of resistance from San Diego to Vancouver, B.C.
As We Adapt to Climate Change, Who Gets Left Behind?
by Robert JensenNov 23, 2015
- A new documentary shows planning options to mitigate a new climate, but questions about the global South are largely ignored.
Video: How to Use What You Don’t Know to Your Advantage
by Liz PleasantNov 20, 2015
- Is intelligence really all it's cracked up to be? Author John Lloyd explains the value of ignorance.
These Kids Can’t Vote, But They Can Sue
by Araz HachadourianNov 20, 2015
- In Washington state, eight kids took the government to court to safeguard their future through stronger regulations on carbon emissions. Here's what they gained.
My Mom Fled War Too: Finding Compassion for Syrian Refugees
by Yessenia FunesNov 20, 2015
- Like refugees everywhere, my mom gave her children the gift of a better life—and an understanding of what it means to risk everything for it.
Special Report: The First Nations Blockade That Could Shut Down the Tar Sands
by YES! EditorialNov 20, 2015
- Journey with us to the Unis'to'ten camp, where one First Nations clan stands in the path of three pipelines.
Paris Attacks and Climate Change Push Us to Fix a World of Broken Systems
by Nafeez AhmedNov 19, 2015
- The rise of ISIS, the “war on terror,” the attack on Paris—these are symptoms of a civilization in its twilight. But the displays of global solidarity show that the seeds of a new paradigm are being planted.
The Butterflies Are Alright: Why Monarchs Are Thriving (and Other News to Chew On)
by YES! StaffNov 18, 2015
- Portland's vote to stop new fossil fuel infrastructure, new legislation to protect butterflies, and why what we call ISIS matters.