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New Yorker Cartoonist Live Tweets the State of the Union

Liza Donnelly | Posted 01.23.2015 | Green
Liza Donnelly

We all need to laugh! So when Moms Clean Air Force was told Florida Field Manager, Nicole Hernandez Hammer was invited as a personal guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union, I was asked to Live Tweet the event.

Climate Scientist and Mom Will be First Lady's Guest at the State of the Union

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

Nicole Hernandez Hammer will be sitting in the First Lady's box as President Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address. To me, this signals the president's commitment to doing all he can to tackle the dangerous problem of climate pollution. And so I am celebrating.

Kate Sheppard

Meet The Climate-Researching Mom The Obamas Are Bringing To The State Of The Union | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Among the guests of first lady Michelle Obama for Tuesday's State of the Union address is a Florida-based climate researcher and activis...

Updated Smog Standards Are Needed to Protect Little Lungs

Molly Rauch | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Molly Rauch

We don't have to choose between clean air and a strong economy. We do have a right to clean, healthy air -- and our children have the right to skip, run, and play outside without breathing dangerous levels of smog.

New York Bans Fracking After Health Report Calls It Unsafe

Dominique Browning | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

New Yorkers also have to keep up the pressure on Governor Cuomo to make New York State a leader in clean energy development and deployment -- and get economic growth into the areas that so desperately need it.

eBay Chairman Funds Great Movie On Climate Denier Campaign

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Dominique Browning

Made by the director of Food Inc., and based on the remarkable book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt shows exactly how a small, well-trained group of PR people crafted a massive campaign to confuse Americans about climate change.

Fracking And Toxic Air

Molly Rauch | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Molly Rauch

A new study, published this week in the journal Environmental Health, identifies potentially hazardous concentrations of air pollutants near some oil and gas operations in five states. The research shines a light on what some communities face as US oil and gas development accelerates.

Trick or Treat? Why Halloween Scares Moms

Molly Rauch | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Halloween preparations are in full swing in our house. But I have a confession to make -- I force a stiff smile when my kids squeal in excitement about the trick or treating. Because if there's anything that raises my Mommy hackles, it's Halloween. And now, Halloween just got a little scarier...

What Love Looks Like

Dominique Browning | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

Sunday, September 21, 2014 will go down in history: the world's largest march to fight global warming. It goes down in my heart as one of the most moving and powerful days of my life.

Moms Unite: Fighting For a Bright Future For Our Children

Dominique Browning | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

I'm a classic introvert. Not the kind of person who hits the streets to join a parade -- much less a protest. HOWEVER. We are confronted with a problem unlike any we have ever seen in our lives -- or in the history of the world.

Why Am I Marching? It's Personal

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

I'm a New Yorker. Living in NY is what I can speak from the heart about. We're a tough bunch and along with the rest of the world, we're taking a beating from climate change. Here's why I am marching to protect what I love, my New York.

Failure Is Not an Option

Dominique Browning | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

We must stop the greenhouse gas pollution that is causing earth's atmosphere to warm up. We can do this. We have the resources to move into a world powered by clean, renewable energy.

The People's Climate March Is About to Make History

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Lori Popkewitz Alper

World leaders, including President Obama, are coming to NYC for the United Nation's summit on the climate crisis. The goal of the march is to draw attention to the climate crisis and urge leaders to find solutions to end climate change. But let's not forget, we are already seeing and feeling the effects of climate change.

"You Want Clean Air? Well, Screw You."

Dominique Browning | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

We are ALL complicit in fossil fuel fortunes, whether we are middle class or mega wealthy. We have all benefited, enormously, from the cheap and abundant and reliable power that has come of oil and coal.

To Know Me Is to Love Me

Dominique Browning | Posted 09.07.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

We could all understand more about the basic elements around us. Air. Water. Soil. Maybe that knowledge will lead us to wanting to protect this miraculous home we're born into -- and truly conserve it.

The Buzz About Bees, Climate Change and Your Garden

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

From the fuzzy bumblebees that our children chase in the garden to the industrious honeybees that sweeten our herbal tea, bees have woven an essential place in nature's mosaic. But bees are now caught in the toxic web of our climate crisis.

Toxics Bill Fails the Mom Test

Molly Rauch | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Our current chemical law does not protect our health. Reform of the outdated and ineffective Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is one of the top priorities of moms across the nation.

What Is Mother Love?

Molly Rauch | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Climate change is literally making us heartsick - both because it severely compromises our children's future, and because it harms our hearts. Let's protect that miraculous parenting resource, our font of mother love, our hearts.

Grandmother Power

Dominique Browning | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

After all the terrible news from the world's most prestigious climate scientists about the impacts of carbon and methane pollution on our atmosphere, it is nice to have a reset of our moods -- from a grandmother.

Parents Can And Will Fix The Climate Crisis

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Scientists, officials, engineers, and professors were all needed in addressing this issue, but it was parents who had the most relevant stake in what was happening. If we didn't get involved, who would advocate for our children's health?

True or False: Is Arkansas Fracked?

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

After my visit to the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas to see fracking close up, I got to talk with community members who have been impacted by the fr...

Finding Hope in the Pale Blue Dot

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

Cut greenhouse gas emissions. Simple -- and terribly complicated. But we've done the inconceivable before, and we can again.

Putting a Face on Fracking: Two Stories From the Fayetteville Shale

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.04.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

When he came home to dozens of new natural gas wells, truck traffic, and gas workers in his community, he told Tracy that he recognized the smells, the sights, and the sounds from his years in Iraq. He said that he felt like he was still in a war zone.

Why I'm Celebrating an Obscure Bureaucratic Moment

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

We know that climate change threatens our health and, especially, our children's health. It's time to limit these dangerous emissions by the largest single source of carbon dioxide pollution in our country: power plants.

Foul Air in the Frack Zone: Touring the Fayetteville Shale, Arkansas

Molly Rauch | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

There are more than 5,000 natural gas wells in an area that spreads across five Arkansas counties and is home to 200,000 people. But the fracking and drilling of these wells may be harming nearby communities with toxic air emissions.