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President Obama's Final Climate Test: Keep It in the Ground

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.12.2016 | Green
Jamie Henn

Now, as the President gives his final State of the Union and prepares for his last year in office, the question remains: which path will he take? Will he continue to act in the way he did on Keystone XL, standing up to Big Oil and turning down projects that endanger the climate and our communities? Or will the President backslide to the Obama we saw in Cushing and continue to promote fossil fuel development, leaving a legacy full of contradictions and half-measures?

ExxonMobil, Peabody Coal Lobbying for Bill Preventing Climate Change Accounting in US Trade Deals

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe day before global leaders and diplomats passed a climate change deal in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, th...

After COP21, Cities (Not States) Will Lead the Way on Climate Action

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

I've just spent the last week in Paris covering the Paris Climate Talks, or COP21. The covering was productive; the COP itself, well, I suppose that d...

After Paris: The Climate Talks End and the Movement Continues

Jamie Henn | Posted 12.13.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

There are many ways to look at the climate deal coming out of Paris. We can identify with both those who criticize its lack of ambition, and those who are desperate to celebrate its success. Because the real outcome of the agreement isn't contained in the text, but what comes after.

A Historic Climate Win, Keystone XL's Unfinished Business And Obama's Shaky Climate Legacy

Tom Weis | Posted 12.04.2015 | Green
Tom Weis

Knowing few would hold him accountable during the heated presidential race with Mitt Romney, Obama used the campaign as political cover to deliver Keystone South to TransCanada.

Portlanders and Mayor Charlie Hales: World Leaders on Climate Change

Daphne Wysham | Posted 11.17.2015 | Green
Daphne Wysham

Will some follow Portlanders' lead, and agree to put an end to new fossil fuel infrastructure in their city's limits, too? It's hard to say, just yet. But if this happens, we might actually look back on Portland.

The People Rejected Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.06.2015 | Green
Jamie Henn

There was a sense of quiet determination amongst the participants, a feeling that addressing the climate crisis required something more than just emails and petition signatures: it was going to take putting our bodies on the line.

After Text Release, Environmental Groups Speak Out on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Ilana Solomon | Posted 11.09.2015 | Green
Ilana Solomon

Yesterday, the U.S. finally unveiled the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. After seeing the text, more than a dozen conservation, ...

Bill McKibben Got Arrested While Protesting Outside An ExxonMobil Station

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

Bill McKibben was arrested Thursday afternoon, shortly after beginning a one-man protest outside a gas station in Vermont. McKibben, an env...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.