Stories by Yessenia Funes

Yessenia Funes is the climate justice reporter for Colorlines. She was previously an editor at YES! Magazine, where she covered racial justice with a solutions lens. Her work has appeared in Grist, AlterNet, Public Radio International, and Truthout. Follow Yessenia on [email protected] subscribe to Yessenia Funes's feed

Posted on: Apr 16, 2017, Source: ColorLines

A new report tracks what led to the disaster—and how to prevent it from happening again.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2016, Source: Yes! Magazine

Voting won’t solve the nation’s problems. But it’s a start.

Posted on: Mar 17, 2016, Source: YES! Magazine

A successful energy transition to renewables could not only rescue the planet but create a more just economy.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine

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.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: YES! Magazine

Sound like a dream? In Tennessee, it's about to become a reality.