Leading the Fight Against Climate Change Like a Woman

We all have a lot to learn about leadership from innovative activists like Radhika Lalit.

Politics is on the Menu at Hell’s Backbone Grill

Restaurant owners are making headlines as they navigate the turbulent waters between business and politics. But for the two women who run Hell’s Backbone Grill in a rural Utah town, the road to activism didn’t require a second thought.

Girls v. the U.S. Government

Young women are taking the lead in a historic climate-justice lawsuit.

LISTEN: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha Looks Back at Her Fight for Flint, Michigan

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha formed a front line in Flint’s water crisis—and in her new audiobook, she tells the story of the fight of her life in her own voice. Inside is an exclusive clip for Ms. readers.

Female-Friendly Cities: Rethinking the Patriarchy of Urban Planning

Urban landscapes are spaces imbued with power dynamics, and most facilitate the movement and engagement of some citizens more than others—namely, able-bodied, white, professional men, and to the detriment of women, people of color, the elderly, children and disabled individuals.

How Women Are Rebuilding Nepal

Nepali women played a crucial role in relief efforts after an earthquake and a decade of civil war—and many continue to help the country as it moves into long-term recovery initiatives.

Reproductive Justice is Climate Justice: Why I’m Celebrating My IUD This Earth Day

Three years ago, on Earth Day, I became the proud owner of an IUD. The decision wasn’t just a great choice for my own health—it was also a great way to improve my carbon footprint.

Women are Disrupting the Energy Industry

Like in many other STEM fields, women are underrepresented in the energy workforce. But this trend is changing—and the women of the clean energy industry are leading the way.

The Time is Still Now: Heeding Wangari Maathai’s Warnings in Turkana and Beyond

Prophetic Kenyan environmentalist Dr. Wangari Maathai predicted in the 1990s that deforestation in the horn of Africa would lead to widespread tragedy unless it was addressed. Now, the horror she feared has begun.

The Beacon of Baca: Meet the 23-Year-Old Bringing Clean Water To Her Navajo Community

Annie Begay is doing all she can to bring clean, running water to her community. And she shows no signs of slowing down.

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