While Obama's carbon pollution standards are an important step toward reducing our country's reliance on fossil fuels, they are not enough to force the shift toward clean, renewable energy. These weak standards demonstrate his unwillingness to take the bold actions required to mitigate the catastrophic impacts of climate disruption.
This August a select number of Congressional offices working on international issues received an email from Advanced Energy for Life, a new PR entity extolling energy from coal. We, along with the Congressional staffers who told us about the mailing, gulped in amazement.
While we work to reduce the long-term influence of carbon dioxide on earth's temperature and climate, we also need to pay attention to the short-lived pollutants. The lives and livelihoods of millions of people will benefit.
Americans care about our rivers, from the Hudson to the Mississippi to the Colorado. We fish in them, swim in them, paddle in them. They're where we take our kids to summer camp. They provide us with drinking water.
Together we can create jobs, expand profits and build dynamic sustainable cities for us to live in.
There are now as many as 100,000 drifting FADs around the world -- basically floating pieces of junk put into the ocean and equipped with transponders by the global purse seine fishing industry.
If we educate children about the effects of our actions and give them practical tasks they can begin to create a healthier environment. Here are some unique and hopefully fun activities that will inspire your children to take green to a new meaning.
Evangelicals are addressing myriad threats to life, from poverty and slavery to genocide. If the life movement can devote itself to fighting these, can't it also confront the threat to our life-giving water -- and compel the small- and large-scale actions that will conserve it for human beings today and tomorrow?
Gender and ethnic diversity is fundamental to American competitiveness -- and without it, the U.S. may never see the full-scale clean energy revolution we so desperately need.
Leaders from around the world will gather at the United Nations this month to tackle some of our most complex challenges -- from climate change, to sustainable development, to the future of cities.
In a continent where dogs are often regarded as food, a change in attitude is palpable as the science behind the healing powers of canine therapy is being embraced by animal lovers and doctors alike.
As a result of one small action, history has been made. A small precedent has been set. Civil disobedience against coal-fired energy in this case was judged both symbolically and in reality for the greater good of the environment, and to the benefit of the public.
Pigeon shooting is not hunting. There's no sport and no stalking, there are no hunting licenses, there's no wildlife management, there's no consumption of the animal. It's just a massacre of animals imported for the spectacle and thrown right up in front of the shooters.
When the US$1.35 billion coal-fired Norochcholai Power Station is commissioned by
the Chinese President Xi Jinping on his visit to Sri Lanka this week, it is unlikely that the global coal industry will be waxing lyrical.
Climate change is a matter of social and economic justice, as it most affects the poorest people and impacts the most vulnerable. We require bold leadership to tackle the political impasse and put the good of the planet ahead of short-term considerations.
We march because we know that climate change affects everyone, but its impacts are not equally felt: those who have contributed the least to causing the crisis are hit hardest, here and around the world.
Corporate science is, above all else, secretive. The flimsy excuse of "trade secrets" is used to prevent independent or academic scientists from evaluating exaggerated corporate claims.
The U.S is hedging its bets with the lesser of fossil fuel evils -- natural gas -- as a way to avoid the calamity of climate change. But is this gas really the answer to run away carbon emissions, polar ice caps disappearing and extreme weather woes?
No single march, of course, will alter the tide of history, but you have to begin somewhere (and then not stop). And to do so, you have to believe that the human ability to destroy isn't the best we have to offer and to remind yourself of our ability to protest, to hope, to dream, to act, and to say no to the criminals of history and yes to the children to come.