Why the People Who Grow Your Food Are Worried About Scott Pruitt
by James Trimarco, J. Gabriel WareFeb 23, 2017
- Pruitt’s approach to the EPA is likely to threaten farmworkers, who are highly exposed to the effects of climate change, including heat stress and increased pesticide use.
This Town Adopted Trauma-Informed Care—And Saw a Decrease in Crime and Suspension Rates
by Melissa HellmannFeb 22, 2017
- “The town seemed to transform from black and white to color.”
For Automation to Benefit Society, It Must Serve Humans, Not Replace Them
by David KortenFeb 22, 2017
- We face the prospect of an economy with little need for humans. Advances in artificial intelligence call us to revisit basic questions about work, love, and human purpose.
To Billionaire Doomsday Preppers: Your Wealth Won’t Save You
by Chuck CollinsFeb 21, 2017
- The only solution is to bring your wealth home and invest in community resilience to ensure the survival of all.
The Student-Built Website That Keeps Government Climate Data Safe
by Terri HansenFeb 21, 2017
- Since Trump’s election, scientists have been scrambling to save climate change data sets. And one Michigan graduate student thought the more copies, the better.
To Survive, the Democratic Party Needs to Stand Up to Wall Street and Global Corporations
by Sarah van GelderFeb 20, 2017
- If Democrats want to retake government, they will need to do more than be the party that isn’t as bad as Trump, starting with closing the wealth gap.
None of Texas’ Members of Congress Support Trump’s Wall
by Paulina Phelps, Olivia AndersonFeb 20, 2017
- And 23 other facts you should probably know.
What My Mostly White Town Is Doing to Defeat Trumpism
by Ambreia Meadows-FernandezFeb 17, 2017
- As a Black woman, I was anxious about moving to a conservative state. But, surprisingly, I found a community ready to embrace me and fight for equality.
Pruitt Ignored Cries to Regulate Fracking in Okla. Now Residents Face Big Oil on Their Own
by Adam LynchFeb 17, 2017
- The Senate just confirmed Scott Pruitt to run the EPA. But as residents reported major damage from fracking-related earthquakes, the then-attorney general closed his office’s environmental enforcement unit.
Call for Submissions: It’s Time for a Just Transition
by YES! EditorsFeb 16, 2017
- Send us your ideas by March 13.
How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State
by George LakeyFeb 16, 2017
- Instead of falling to the Nazi party, Norway broke through to a social democracy. Their history shows us polarization is nothing to despair over.
The Dutch City That Offered Refugees a Permanent Home
by Sarah van GelderFeb 15, 2017
- When 500 refugees arrived in their community, residents of Zaandam were wary. But by the time the newcomers could apply for residency status in Europe, neighbors didn’t want them to leave.
Why Science Can’t Be Silent
by Clo Copass, Kim Eckart, Tracy Loeffeholz DunnFeb 15, 2017
- Up against the White House’s “alternative facts” and attempts to hide climate data, new allies—citizens and science—can prevail against politicians and corporations.
Are Americans Ready to Strike?
by James TrimarcoFeb 14, 2017
- This past October, women in Poland used a mass strike to stop an abortion ban. Organizers in the U.S. are looking to similar tactics in Europe to show the Trump administration they mean business.
Science Isn’t Just for Scientists—We Can All Take Part
by Madeline OstranderFeb 14, 2017
- The internet and new technology are reviving the role citizens can play in documenting the world around us.