Breanna Draxler

Breanna Draxler is the climate editor at YES! She covers all things environmental.

Hopi blue corn

Soil Builds Prosperity From the Ground Up

Respecting the humanity and history of soil can help us grow a more resilient future for all.

January 3, 2024

Climate justice leaders

Justice at the Heart of Climate Activism

At the end of the day, Huang says true climate justice will come from affirming the rights of political, economic, and cultural self-determination for all peoples.

December 23, 2021

Ant and the Grasshopper still

The Power of Personalizing the Climate Crisis

“You need the kinds of stories of change and of characters that you can believe in, who have gone through this sort of big transformation in order to show you that such a thing is possible—it is necessary and possible,” Patel says.

September 9, 2021

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Harnessing People Power to Protect Alaska’s Last Remaining Wilderness

A new social movement is bringing together Indigenous activists and TikTok creators to prevent drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

February 1, 2021

Solar panels in Oregon

Is 2020 the Opening for a Just Transition?

As the U.S. considers how to reopen, stimulate, and recover its economy post-pandemic, how radically could it be reimagined?

November 17, 2020

Climate justice march

The Power of Inclusive, Intergenerational Climate Activism

In many ways, the results of the upcoming elections will reflect the ways youth activists and older activists are able come to a common understanding of what climate justice means and what they want the future world to look like.

September 28, 2020

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