Suzie Canales never planned on going back home. But, when she saw what was happening to her family, her friends and her neighbors in her community, she could not stay away.
The advent of a strong voice from the medical profession, in the push for a meaningful climate treaty at the Paris Climate Summit in December, is hugely welcome. It is part of a multi-sectoral mobilisation that is offering increasing hope around the world that humankind can see off the climate-change threat, and spin its collective response into a global renaissance.
If the NRC's cost-benefit analyses were more in line with other federal agencies' calculations, electric utilities would have to make their nuclear plants safer.
... and I have the energy of someone twice my age!
These are stories that need to be told about people who have rejected the complicity of their high-flying 'system careers' and switched to unprecedented self-reliance.
California is joining a climate agreement with eight foreign nations and four states that aims to keep the world's average temperature from rising another 2 degrees Celsius. All signatories of the Under 2 MOU commit to either reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80 to 95 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 or achieve a per capita annual emissions target of less than 2 metric tons by 2050.
This week, I want to honor some of the most hard-working activists on our Beyond Coal campaign -- Team Asheville in North Carolina. After years of rallies, public meetings, educational forums, leadership from the Asheville City council, letter-writing and even a visit from the TV star Ian Somerhalder on Tuesday, all that hard work paid off.
It's now increasingly clear that business must be pivotal in bridging what the world's leading climate scientists tell us is necessary to limit global warming to +2°C and what action national governments are pledging to take.
By harnessing the power of solar, we no longer have to choose between serving people and serving the planet. Off-grid solar solutions can help pave the way to a more sustainable life for all of us.
Eventually we will run out of fossil fuel and we'll be operating on solar, wind, wave, and maybe fusion power. Who knows? But there will be an end to oil and gas... and coal. But it isn't the same for our nation's national parks, unless we fail to plan wisely.
Some find it hard to believe that energy scarcity might be the country's greatest security threat. Yet electricity shortages have directly fed the extremist cause while undermining the legitimacy of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's government, potentially more than any other factor.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming Carbon Dioxide Levels Tick Past 400 ppm Reversing CO2 ...
Just over a decade ago, the state of California faced serious concerns about whether its utilities could generate and/or buy enough power to assure that the world's seventh-largest economy could keep the lights on.
I was honored and inspired to stand with nine tribal nations from the Pacific Northwest as they came together in Seattle to sign a declaration urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny a permit for North America's largest coal export terminal, the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal in the Salish Sea.
Although Mesa Verde is off limits, I had visions of an unbridled takeover of nearly every place else by the industry, with well pads, derricks and storage tanks overwhelming the beauty of that Colorado landscape. I had fears of the underground effects of fracking on the aquifers, with natural gas and benzene rising up through the streams, poisoning the trout.
The same week Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W. Va.) introduced a new bill pushing back on implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, organizations released tools to help states and regulators navigate compliance with the resulting rule, set to be finalized this summer.