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13 Ways Europe Does Food Safer, Cleaner, and Kinder »

This infographic was created for the Winter 2014 issue of YES! Magazine, How To Eat Like Our Lives Depend On…

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Want to Cut Your Carbon Footprint? Skip the Steak »

According to the United Nations, the livestock industry contributes almost 15 percent to the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by…

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views: 547
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Why Corporations Want Our Public Schools »

This infographic appears in the Winter 2014 issue of YES! Magazine, Education Uprising: The New Rebels Taking Back Our Public…

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Is Sitting the New Smoking? »

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. Thankfully, a new "wonder drug" has been shown to cut…

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When News Leaves You Knowing Less »

In a survey conducted in New Jersey, NPR listeners were much more likely to know that Egyptians successfully overthrew their…

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Tiny Houses for the Homeless: A Big Idea Has Arrived »

More than 3.5 million people experience homelessness in the United States each year. But a growing number of towns and…

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Dear NFL: Get Serious About Domestic Violence »

“Domestic violence is not acceptable in the NFL,” says Commissioner Roger Goodell. So why did Robert Matthis’ desire to conceive…

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The $56 Billion "Intelligence" Boom for Private Contractors »

According to the New York Times, "Seventy percent of America’s intelligence budget now flows to private contractors. Going by this…

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Do You Live Near a Hazardous Site? What Race Can Tell You »

A study in Massachusetts found that 24 of the 30 most environmentally overburdened communities in the state are communities of…

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views: 296
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The Math Error Behind 30 Years of Education Policy »

In 1983, President Reagan's National Commission on Excellence in Education issued “A Nation At Risk,” a report that declared, “the…

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views: 461
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Why Does this Fertile State Buy So Much Food Out-of-State? »

1-in-6 Ohio residents works in the agriculture industry, yet nearly 90% of the food Ohioans buy comes from outside the…

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Six of the Top Ten U.S. Billionaires Are Kochs and Waltons »

For the first time ever, according to Forbes magazine, the 400 richest Americans have more than $2 trillion in combined…

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America Keeps People Poor on Purpose »

For more from the latest issue of YES! Magazine, The End of Poverty, see: www.yesmagazine.org/issues/th…

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Mind This Beeswax: Honey Bees Matter »

You've heard about the alarming losses of honey bees in the last several years? Here's why it matters: 1/3 of…

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Teens and Social Media: Is It Cool to Be Cruel? »

Even though 69% of teens who use social networking sites say their peers are "mostly kind" to one another, 88%…

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In Debt? You're Not Alone »

About 75 percent of Americans are in debt right now and owe a total of more than $11.5 trillion, according…

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views: 290
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The Tricky Thing About Optimism »

Celebrated as one of the most optimistic people in the world, most Americans feel pessimistic about our nation's future, particularly…

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Why We Need More Mexican American Studies Programs »

In 2011, the high school dropout rate for Mexican American Studies (MAS) students in Tucson was 2.5%, as opposed to…

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Food Stamps: Americans Approve—Fox News? Not So Much. »

73% of American voters believe food stamps are very or fairly important. But all that right-wing talk show hosts want…

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views: 349
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How Many Minutes Do YOUR Kids Spend Taking Tests? »

Last spring, New York became the first major state to implement Common Core State Standards testing, a key element of…

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views: 384
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America's Gun Violence Problem »

Americans, more than any other people, resolve conflicts with a gun. According to the Washington Post, we've got "the highest…

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views: 448
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One Reason to Stay Sunny On Climate Change »

The use of renewable energy sources, like solar power, is on the rise around the world. This chart shows the…

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views: 369
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Too Few Cooks in the Kitchen... Better Call Mom »

That's right—1/3 of American adults call mom for cooking advice. For 23 more facts you should probably know, see: j.mp/1C3i7Ip

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Remember when Biden voted for DOMA—and Clinton signed it? »

It can be difficult to remember how hostile the terrain was for LGBT advocates, even in recent decades. In 1996,…

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views: 316
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The Bike to Work Movement: It's Growing! »

According to data from the Census Bureau, biking to work has increased 60 percent over the past decade. Learn how…

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views: 189
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For These Women, Orange Really Is the New Black »

The number of women in prison "is increasing at nearly double the rate for men," according to The Sentencing Project.…

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views: 272
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Think Voter Suppression is on the Rise? Think Again. »

In the run-up to the 2012 election, voting restrictions were on the rise. But in 2013 that trend began to…

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Harry Potter Fans Fight Real-Life Dark Forces »

This map shows the U.S. chapters of the Harry Potter Alliance, a movement of Harry Potter fans turning their deep…

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views: 329
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Meet One of the World's Best Composting Facilities »

Sevier County, Tennessee diverts 70 percent of waste from landfills—and it's becoming more efficient all the time. Compare that with…

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views: 290
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The Best Way to Keep Carbon in The Trees »

Each year, about 11% of carbon emissions comes from deforestation and other land changes. But by putting forests under community…

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views: 248
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What Does Prison Best Prepare You For? »

Americans released from prison are rearrested at shockingly high rates. One reason for this is employment discrimination, which makes it…

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views: 134
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Coal Mining's Big Move »

Nationally, coal production hasn't declined—it's moved: from Appalachia, west, to non-union states and overseas. In the coal country of Appalachia,…

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views: 218
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The Red / Blue Divide: Not So Very Wide »

Voice of the Public studied how the responses of people in "blue" districts or states compared to the responses in…

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views: 212
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Bottled Water Blues »

75% of plastic water bottles are not recycled, ending up, as Grist playfully reminds us, "on beaches, in rivers, and…

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views: 256
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LEGOs "For Girls" Were Popular—Now They're Better, Too »

In 2011, just 9% of LEGOs purchased were "for girls," so LEGO release LEGO Friends, a series designed specifically for…

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views: 377
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Why Social Security's Not Going Broke »

Making Social Security solvent in the long run isn't that hard. But who should bear the cost?

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views: 260
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