How Far Can We Get Without Flying?
by Peter KalmusFeb 11, 2016
- When a climate scientist decided to stop flying to cut his carbon emissions, he caught a glimpse of the post-oil future.
Rebuilding Trust After Flint: What About the Water In Your City?
by Daniel MossFeb 11, 2016
- Despite decaying infrastructure and budget pressures, city water utilities have mostly delivered on their promise of healthy water.
Life in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp
by Christopher Zumski FinkeFeb 11, 2016
- Along the Kenya-Somalia border, people have been displaced for decades. A new book profiles nine Somali refugees to explain the political forces that keep them—and hundreds of thousands more—from getting out.
A Kentucky Domestic Violence Shelter Helps Women Grow Food—and Confidence
by Sarah van GelderFeb 10, 2016
- Many survivors of domestic violence have had their attempts at work and creativity sabotaged for years. On these 40 acres of rolling farmland, they're being restored.
When You Can’t Afford the Cost of Clearing Your Record
by Jaclyn ZubrzyckiFeb 10, 2016
- People who’ve done their time and paid their fines still face barriers to employment. Memphis-based Just City helps them start fresh.
In Photos: 50 Years in a Housing Project Through the Eyes of Kids Who Lived There
by Alexa MillsFeb 09, 2016
- Thanks to Polaroid and a basement arts center, the kids of Newtowne Court have built a photographic monument to their neighborhood since the 1960s.
Is Cooking the Future of Medicine?
by Jasleena GrewalFeb 08, 2016
- At Tulane’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, students are learning to pair nutrition with allopathic care—and other schools are catching on.
People Are Happier in States That Allow Ballot Initiatives
by Michael Krassa, Benjamin RadcliffFeb 05, 2016
- Twenty-four states allow citizens to vote directly on policy matters, and research shows that life satisfaction is higher in them.
Brooklyn Youth Create Jobs (and Community Roots) Through Local Compost Program
by Rebecca NathansonFeb 05, 2016
- This neighborhood made gardens out of vacant lots to tackle gentrification and high youth unemployment.
Cancel Black History Month? Watch Kids Respond to Fox News’ Latest
by YES! StaffFeb 04, 2016
- Here’s what happened when a group of kids heard what Stacey Dash said about Black History Month.
The Middle Eastern TV Show Bringing Feminist Views on Marriage to 80 Million People
by Lindsey WeedstonFeb 04, 2016
- In Turkey, a soap opera is informing women of their rights and challenging cultural assumptions about marriage.
Spring 2016 Student Writing Competition: What We Fear
Feb 03, 2016
- Want a motivator to take your students' writing to a higher level? Here's an opportunity to write for a real audience, and the chance to get published by an award-winning magazine.
The Pipeline Strikes Back: The Audacity of TransCanada's $15B Suit Against the U.S.
by Jim ShultzFeb 03, 2016
- The political saga of the Keystone XL pipeline is like a real-life version of The Force Awakens. So why are we giving the Dark Side even more power?
Flint Whistleblowers Who Exposed Their Poisoned Water: We’re Just Getting Started
by Larry GabrielFeb 02, 2016
- Long before the state declared an emergency in Flint, Michigan, a pastor, a mother, and an attorney teamed up to reveal the state’s lies about their drinking water.
The Oil Industry Won in Alberta. Now First Nations Look to Heal Their Land
by Erika LundahlFeb 02, 2016
- The Alberta tar sands are home to the third-largest proven reserves of crude oil in the world. Here, First Nations engage in a complex dance of resistance to and cooperation with industry in order to survive.