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A recent victory has sent the Army Corps of Engineers back to analyze the environmental justice effects of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Yessenia Funes | Aug 3, 2017
Out of the ashes of burning Cheetos, the new season offers lessons in democracy, compassion, and humanity.
Yessenia Funes | Jun 16, 2017
In his new documentary, Josh Fox says we can use love to push aside the fear and hopelessness that comes with climate change.
Yessenia Funes | Jun 3, 2016
A human rights campaign to protest Islamophobic rhetoric sent message-scrawled pillowcases to 31 governors who expressed support for refugee bans. And more are on the way.
Yessenia Funes | Jan 15, 2016
Activists, researchers, and an artist. For them, climate change is personal.
Yessenia Funes | Nov 28, 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.
Yessenia Funes | Nov 20, 2015
History has shown that when Latinos feel threatened, they fight back—with their voices and voting power.
Yessenia Funes | Aug 28, 2015
Next Week Oregon, Alaska, and D.C. Vote on Recreational Pot—And It's About More Than Just Getting High
If those three measures pass, more states will be added to the list of places where healing from the drug war can begin, places where people will no longer face jail time because of a little nugget in their pockets.
Yessenia Funes | Nov 1, 2014
The nurses’ unions focus on health gives them a unique perspective on climate change among organized labor.
Yessenia Funes | Sep 25, 2014
The city's mayor says the move will boost cycling in decades to come, creating a greener and more sociable city.
Yessenia Funes | Jul 14, 2014
A college professor is calling for a massive student-debt strike next year with only one necessity: that as many debtors as possible refuse to pay.
Yessenia Funes | Sep 14 2015
Reversing the trauma of assimilation isn’t easy, but tribes believe that bringing ancestral values directly to the youth is the answer.
Yessenia Funes | Dec 10 2015
In Greensboro, North Carolina, sanctuary policies are banned. But that hasn’t stopped residents and local police from supporting immigrants in their community.
Yessenia Funes | Jun 26 2017
A successful energy transition to renewables could not only rescue the planet but create a more just economy.
Yessenia Funes | Mar 15 2016
A public health researcher explains why life expectancy in the United States is falling, and it has to do with income inequality rising.
Yessenia Funes | Jan 4 2016
Nearly half of Evergreen’s worker-owners have purchased homes through the program.
Yessenia Funes | Aug 24 2015
Meanwhile, more Americans got insured, the oceans continued to become more acidic, and the world’s largest collection of rubber ducks grew at a rapid pace.
A new bill provides two years of tuition at a community college for participating high school grads who might otherwise face a 7.5 percent unemployment rate—and other states are already following suit.
Yessenia Funes | Sep 4 2014
Voting won’t solve the nation’s problems. But it’s a start.
Yessenia Funes | Aug 17 2016
The Nonviolence Handbook teaches that when we exhibit patience and refrain from criticizing others harshly, we're building nonviolent potential.
Yessenia Funes | Sep 18 2014