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Madeline Ostrander

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Madeline Ostrander

Madeline Ostrander

Madeline Ostrander is a contributing editor to YES! Magazine and a freelance writer based in Seattle.


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Four decades after the passage of the Clean Water Act, regulators haven’t kept up with the pollution pressure that growing populations put on America’s shorelines.

Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.

As American energy production booms, thousands face pipelines in their backyards.

Allowing polluters to trade carbon could keep poor Californians breathing unhealthy air.

The Keystone fight showed ordinary Nebraskans their power. Will their unlikely alliance stick?

In Nebraska, the Keystone XL fight opened up the sense that ordinary citizens with little money could wield political influence. Can the improbable alliance stick together?


Democracy doesn’t fare well when a few personalities dominate media ownership.
Despite the ills of fracking, the Obama administration claims more natural gas is part of the solution to climate change. 
A new campaign wants to warn you about the perils of climate change by putting labels on gas pumps.
A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says weather around the world is becoming more extreme.
How labor and environmentalists in California are finding common cause.
This weekend, more than 200 people got arrested in a California city known for its heavy-handed oil-industry politics.
A flurry of recent news claims GMOs can save agriculture and raises some concerns.
Do Democrats’ words matter, even if their climate policies are gutless? It depends on what the public says next.