The war against clean energy and effective climate action may have several fewer soldiers manning the barricades to foil the public interest.
After years of contentious debate, Keystone XL has been rejected once and for all. This is the behind-the-scenes story of how a small group of unlikely allies turned what everyone expected to be a routine governmental approval process into one of the most heated environmental battles in US history -- and prevailed.
Yesterday, the U.S. finally unveiled the text of the ...
Focused commitment to address climate change is a challenge and an opportunity for the people of Illinois. Failure to make the necessary commitments is an unambiguous danger to our property, our health and safety and quality of life.
Encouraging other countries to deal with climate change while ignoring carbon emissions here is not really dealing with the problem at all. Dealing with climate starts by dealing with carbon pollution here at home.
To be clear, the industry does not want debate on this issue because they do not want public involvement at all.
Lead is a devastating toxin. It ravages the brain. Robs children of IQ points and brain function. And deprives our society of vast potential. It has cast a huge, destructive shadow across human civilization.
Permanent protection of these offshore marine jewels from all commercial-extractive activity will preserve them as thriving biodiversity hot spots, ocean laboratories, and help build resilience against the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification.
This is reminiscent of his 180 on climate change too: going from a supporter of bold action to someone who has tried to kill essential domestic cuts on the carbon pollution at the heart of the problem.
Like every protracted campaign, the battle to defeat the blight of petcoke on Chicago's Southeast Side has had good and bad days. Especially for the neighborhood where the petcoke is dumped.
If the issue is too important to ignore around the world, it is too important to ignore here in America. Perhaps today's constituent email signals that Senator Kirk will better represent the needs of Illinoisans, the Great Lakes and the rest of the world moving forward.
Throughout his time in Congress, he has cast himself as a defender of the Great Lakes. But a decisive vote to prevent the EPA from enforcing efforts to cut carbon pollution puts Senator Kirk in the camp of folks trying to kill the most essential tool to safeguard the Lakes over the long-term.
For a brief moment yesterday, Times Square stood still. Even the world's most famous cluster of dazzling super signs, towering over Broadway, could not compete with the simple message that on this day, we all stand for elephants.
The long-neglected Watts neighborhood in South Los Angeles is moving forward with an exciting new revitalization partnership that envisions a transformed "Main Street," transit-oriented development, and state-of-the-art "green streets," among other features.
War of the Whales persuasively conveys not only the power of determined individuals and organizations in the face of one of the world's most powerful institutions, but the potential -- yet unachieved -- for that institution to evolve if its leadership is willing to allow it.
Building energy use policies begin to address this critical knowledge gap. Atlanta's new ordinance, for example, combines several powerful tools that together can provide unparalleled insight into these valuable assets.