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The Greatest American (Climate) Heroes

Lou Leonard | Posted 05.05.2013 | Home
Lou Leonard

While you're waiting for the chance to hold our timid Washington leaders accountable, vote for a real climate hero and catch a glimpse of an amazing future just waiting for us to choose it.

Don't Let Wind Power Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff

Margie Alt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Home
Margie Alt

Encouraging American wind energy should be a no-brainer for anyone who values a clean environment. But in a mere 14 days, these urgently needed incentives and the benefits they bring could expire once again.

WATCH: Happy Birthday Clean Water Act!

Matt Wasson | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home
Matt Wasson

On October 18, 1972, the Clean Water Act was passed by Congress on an overwhelming bipartisan vote. Now, 40 years later, our rivers, lakes and bays are in far better condition and nobody is yearning for the days when the Cuyahoga River repeatedly caught on fire.

A Tale of Two Droughts: As in '88, Will 2012's Weather Extremes Push Climate Change Higher on the National Agenda?

Lou Leonard | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
Lou Leonard

The magnitude, urgency and scientific clarity of the climate threat only has grown, but Americans still are waiting for Congressional leaders to recognize that both the climate and public opinion are shifting.

Final Outcomes for Our Oceans in Rio+20 Negotiations

Leila Monroe | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home
Leila Monroe

Here at Rio+20, it's clearer than ever that we all must play our part to protect our oceans and the planet. Whether you work in government, business, or civil society, we all must make decisions today that will create the future we want.

Our Blue Mind

Mera McGrew | Posted 07.31.2012 | Home
Mera McGrew

What is it about being on a white sandy beach that makes people happy? Why does the sound and smell of the ocean make people feel relaxed? Why is "ocean view" the most valuable phrase in real estate?

Chevron Says These People Don't Matter

Lou Dematteis | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Lou Dematteis

I first traveled to the Ecuadoran Amazon in 1993 and witnessed first hand the contamination and environmental damage caused by Chevron.

Coastal Restoration: A Smart Investment

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Mark Tercek

Unless a wide range of conservation and restoration actions are taken, we could lose up to 70 percent of coral reefs by 2050.

The Current Climate

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.14.2012 | Home
D. R. Tucker

Betsy Rosenberg has waged a virtuous fifteen-year battle against the mainstream media's insufficient attention to climate change.

Obama's Green Focus: A Step Toward 2012

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON - Not long before his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama ventured to a place he'd never been in three well-traveled years a...

Aliens Could Destroy Humanity To Stop Global Warming, Nasa Suggests | Posted 10.18.2011 | Home


The Political Power of Environmental Protection

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.09.2011 | Home
Steven Cohen

The effort to paint environmental protection as an anti-business government boondoggle bumps up against the reality of environmental degradation. People can see and smell a foul environment.

We Get What We Think About - Day Three

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Ok, from studying the Law of Attraction I understand that there is more to it than getting a car, or a million bucks. No, the Law of Attraction gover...

Vanity Fair Scraps Annual "Green Issue"

Business Insider | Jay Yarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the first time in three years, Vanity Fair won't print a "green" issue dedicated to the environment, The Independent reports. Conde Nast, the pub...

Can Carbon-Taxers and Cap-and-Traders Unite to Price Carbon?

Mike Sandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mike Sandler

We find the practitioners of this dismal science in the midst of a wonky civil war. They are divided into two camps: those who favor a carbon tax and those who prefer cap and trade.