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Environmental NGOs: Be More Specific for Paris

Mike Sandler | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Mike Sandler

Many observers have low expectations, given that the UN requires unanimity from nation-states, fossil fuel interests have political control in so many nations, and the convention itself seems to have given up on an international treaty and is focusing instead on adding up nationally adopted actions.

Climate's Moral Moment: The Pope And Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

I'm not sure if the Pope will say anything about divestment, but in a way, it's irrelevant: his moral call to action is so clear that there is no doubt in my mind he supports the effort. His presence alone will help electrify the divestment movement here in the US.

Ripple Effect: The People's Climate March One Year Later

Jamie Henn | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

We're not organizing another march in New York City this year. Setting aside Star Wars and the Godfather, sequels are rarely better, and successful social movements rarely use the same tactic over and over again. Instead, we're mobilizing this year in Paris and around the world.

Tune in Live! Off & On: The Climate Movement and the Road Through Paris

Jamie Henn | Posted 09.10.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

Join leaders and luminaries from around the world on September 10th for Off & On, a riveting multimedia experience that will outline the depths of the climate crisis, and launch a powerful new framework to pull the world back from the brink of catastrophe.

Hillary Clinton's Keystone Crisis

Jamie Henn | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

"I am not going to second guess [President Barack Obama] because I was in a position to set this in motion," Clinton said. "I want to wait and see what he and Secretary Kerry decide." She then followed up with what might be one of the worst rejoinders ever delivered from the campaign trail.

Greenwash: Shell May Remove 'Oil' From Name as it Moves to Tap Arctic, Gulf of Mexico

Steve Horn | Posted 07.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Shell Oil has announced it may take a page out of the BP "Beyond Petroleum" greenwashing book, rebranding itself as something other than an oil company for its United States-based unit. "Oil" could at some point in the near future be removed from the name.

3 Presidential Candidates Say 'No' To Fossil Fuel Funding

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three of the candidates in the 2016 presidential race have pledged to shun campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry. Dem...

Enbridge Stuffs Provision Into Wisconsin Budget to Expedite Controversial Piece of 'Keystone XL Clone'

Steve Horn | Posted 07.14.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On Thursday, July 3, on the eve of a long Fourth of July holiday weekend, Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge landed a sweetheart deal: a provision in the 2015 Wisconsin budget that will serve to expedite permitting for its controversial proposed Line 61 tar sands pipeline expansion project.

Laura Barron-Lopez

Anti-Climate Provision Gives Democrats Fresh Reason To Oppose Obama On Trade | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure that would excuse the U.S. from any trade deal obligations to address climate change adds a fresh wrinkle to the tense debate ...

Kate Sheppard

10 Leaders Who Are Reshaping The Environmental Movement | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.10.2015 | Green

Environmentalism has changed quite a bit in the last 10 years. From the emergence of climate change as the catalyzing issue of the 21st century to fig...

Global CO2 Levels Top Unprecedented Milestone

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green

Average global levels of carbon dioxide stayed above 400 parts per million, or ppm, through all of March 2015 -- the first time that has happened for ...

Brother of Hillary Clinton's Top Campaign Aide Lobbied for Fracked Gas Export Terminal Co-Owned by Qatar

Steve Horn | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Anthony "Tony" Podesta began lobbying in late 2013 on behalf of a company co-owned by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum aiming to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the global market.

Harvard Students and Alumni Launch Weeklong Sit-in for Fossil Fuel Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

Just a few hours into the protest, students, alumni, faculty and activists have made their point: The Harvard community supports divestment, and it's time for the university to act. If it's wrong to wreck the planet, than it's wrong to profit from that wreckage.

Why You Should Join Global Divestment Day

Bill McKibben | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Bill McKibben

We've got the bad guys on the run. It's as if this week's been scripted as a buildup to the worldwide weekend of divestment festivities. And divestment is on a roll: Last week the New School, in the center of New York, and the oldest university in Australia joined the long and growing list.

Harvard Goes to Court to Defend its Dangerous Investments

Stacy Clark | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Stacy Clark

Students, faculty, and alumni at over 400 colleges and universities in the U.S. are calling upon their institutions to divest from fossil fuels. Globally, over 100 institutions have thus far committed to divestment, but what about Harvard?

Why Size Doesn't Matter: Divesting From Fossil Fuels With A Small Endowment

Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin | Posted 03.29.2015 | Green
Edith Ismene Nicolaou-Griffin

For college students, divestment is the best angle. For a generation that feels increasingly disenfranchised and disillusioned with politicians' lagging reactions to climate problems, the national divestment movement provides a source of youth empowerment.

Global Divestment Comes of Age

Dave Pruett | Posted 03.28.2015 | Green
Dave Pruett

Because of the likelihood that a large fraction of today's known fossil-fuel reserves will become "stranded," fossil fuels no longer represent safe investments. Thus, continued reliance on fossil fuels is neither safe environmentally nor safe economically.

With State of the Union, Obama Hints at Keystone XL Rejection

Jamie Henn | Posted 03.22.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

While the President didn't mention Keystone XL by name in his State of the Union, the speech only solidified the feeling that the pipeline is doomed.

Divesting from Fossil Fuels a 'No-Brainer'

Dawn Morais | Posted 03.14.2015 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

It was a fine way to mark an anniversary of sorts. This time last year, the Regents of the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) had adopted a sustainability policy. This week they discussed the wisdom of divesting from fossil fuels.

The Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Right Where We Want It

Jamie Henn | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

Before last November, Obama may have been concerned about the impact a rejection would have on moderate Democrats. Now, he has nothing to lose. The fight is a long way from over, but there are good reasons to feel confident.

The COP20 Climate Talks Disaster Movie

Jamie Henn | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

Watching the final debates of COP20, I'm reminded of that scene in every disaster movie where the hero warns those in power that if they don't step outside of the usual protocol and take urgent action the catastrophic (e.g. meteor, monster, aliens) will take place. The good news is, we too are reaching tipping points.

The Climate Talks Find an Enemy at COP20: The Fossil Fuel Industry

Jamie Henn | Posted 02.10.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

One theme is emerging loud and clear: if the world is serious about addressing the climate crisis, we must get off fossil fuels--completely. This is a new frame for the climate negotiations and it's revolutionary in its implications.

A Fossil Fuel Scandal at the Climate Talks in Lima

Jamie Henn | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

If you were looking for evidence that the divestment movement is beginning to put serious pressure on the fossil fuel industry, look no further.

A Line in the Tar Sands: Naomi Klein on the Climate

Dave Pruett | Posted 01.26.2015 | Green
Dave Pruett

I was to have been one of 400,000 protestors gathered for the People's Climate March in New York on Sept. 21. Alas, a knee injury sidelined me. As a consolation prize, a friend bought me Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. So wowed am I by Klein's singular accomplishment that I dedicate this post to an unsolicited review.

Kate Sheppard

All Eyes Are On A Small Group Of Democratic Senators For The Keystone Vote | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The Senate's vote next week on legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline may come down to a handful of Democrats, who ...