Drawing a line in the sand on the state's coal rush -- and drawing statewide and national support -- their message is simple: Mr. Peabody's coal trains ain't haulin' our community away.
Only 27 percent of respondents agreed strongly that climate change is a risk to their business -- which is frightening when you think about what that says about companies' level of readiness for the significant changes that are upon us already.
People who care about clean water are telling EPA and the Obama administration that it's high time to let the long-awaited proposal to affirm Clean Water Act protections for small streams and wetlands go out for public comment.
A bad case of ear mites, truly the worst WildCare Medical Staff had ever seen, had caused the cat to deform her own ears with scratching. She had also scratched the cornea of her eye. But this cat is a survivor.
Big polluters want to continue to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air instead of adopting sensible limits that protect public health and slow global warming. And they want us to absorb the costs of climate change. That is wrong. We cannot let fossil fuel interests and their allies block progress.
If every action has an equal reaction, then I wonder what poisoning our Mother Earth will bring us? The stark beauty of the high desert in Monument Valley, reminds us how fragile life is. Man can so easily disturb the balance of nature with fatal effects for all.
After decades of lethal target practice against whales and dolphins by the U.S. Navy's sonar programs, our marine life is so threatened that they may not survive the navy's request for renewed permits for their bombing and sonar exercises from northern California to the Canadian border.
What are the odds of such an event? Once in a hundred years? Two-hundred fifty years? We are lulled into a false sense of security. Of course, the statistics belie the fact that such an event could happen in the near future. The result: Catastrophes occur and they become wake-up calls to action.
On March 11, 2011, Japan experienced a 9.0 earthquake. The six nuclear plants at Fukushima Daiichi survived the quake but were swamped by a 45-foot wave that overwhelmed the 19-foot seawalls. In the ensuing three years, we learned four grim truths.
I came away from this film feeling I had truly learned something and that I was not being "sold" anything, yet the fact that the film was entirely supported by a "brand," Patagonia, left me intrigued.
It is finally time to rid Chicago of this costly-to-the-taxpayer and incredibly destructive product.
Natural gas delays the transition away from fossil fuels and into a survivable future at a critical moment.
The BLM told us this could never happen, but it did. They told us they'd investigate how this happened, but they didn't. They said it would never happen again; do you trust them? You shouldn't.
The irony of it all: Jones may have drawn more attention to his testimony by not disclosing his ties than he would have by being transparent about them up-front, as required by the House.
There will always be politicians sadly in the pocket of these interests and who use their office as a lever to attack us, or to amplify the voices of the status quo in these industries. But let them all remember that we meet these attacks with even more fierce determination to tackle the problems and the misery they've caused.
This winter, the continental U.S. has experienced such long periods of cold weather that some have started to wonder whether scientists have somehow gotten the signs wrong, and instead of global warming we are experiencing a mini ice age.
Future generations matter. Long-term sustainability matters. But we will not win the long game if we do not recognize that protecting the lives of children today matters more. It makes us better people. It makes us better environmentalists.
It was fascinating to listen to my Senate colleagues from across the country as they discussed what people in their states are experiencing now and the threats they face from climate change -- including extreme weather. Climate change is real, and it is happening all around us -- from coast to coast.
Priscilla Presley is on a mission. Cruelty to animals is never acceptable. Never! Presley made an important stop in Washington, D.C. recently to lobby Congress to pass the 'Prevent All Soring Tactics' (PAST Act) that will strengthen enforcement of the 1970 Horse Protection Act.