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Finding Common Ground

Michael Brune | Posted 10.25.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

One hundred years from now, what will historians say was the pivotal date in our response to climate change? Although you could make a case for the la...

New $50 Million Fund Means Better Access to Finance for Companies Operating Beyond the Grid

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 10.20.2016 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

SunFunder, a specialist solar finance company focused on emerging markets, announced the first close of its new $50 million "Beyond the Grid Solar Fun...

Rethinking Trapping And Public Lands

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
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Eric Uhlfelder

If the initiative passes, this is a big deal, not only because Montana has a lot of public lands--one third of the state or 50,000 square miles--and a long trapping tradition, but it will punctuate the growing shift to keeping state public lands safer for everybody.

India Joins the Paris Agreement: Another Big Step for the World, One Giant Leap for India

Neha Mathew | Posted 10.10.2016 | Green
Neha Mathew

Earlier this week, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change finally met the requirements for entry into force, marking a historic global moment and demonstrating unprecedented cooperation between the world's biggest carbon emitters -- including China, the U.S., the EU, and India.

It's Time to Align Trade Deals With The Paris Climate Agreement

Ilana Solomon | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The Paris Climate Agreement is now a reality. More than 55 countries representing over 55 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions have ratified the...

Wait, Why Is The World Trade Organization Attacking Renewable Energy?

Ben Beachy | Posted 09.30.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

With the Paris Climate Agreement on the brink of entering into force and 2016 well on its way to being the hottest year ever recorded, you would think governments would be eager to support each other's efforts to fight climate disruption.

Lambertville, New Jersey, Where Are You? A River Town Confronts the Proposed Construction of the PennEast Pipeline

Wild River Review | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Wild River Review

For almost two years, people have been asking, "Where the heck is Lambertville?" In August, Lambertville awoke when they learned that the pipeline not only threatened to cut through the reservoir's water pipe, but also that PennEast would be blasting within feet of the reservoir itself, threatening to cut off the town's water supply.

It's Time For World Leaders To Support Fossil Free Finance

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 09.01.2016 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

Starting this weekend, the G20 -- a group representing the governments of 20 of the world's biggest economies, including the United States and China -...

Nationwide "Rock Against the TPP" Celebrity Concert Tour

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Kyle McCarthy

Despite resistance from within the Democratic party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries which would cover 40 percent of the world's trade.

Voting Justice is Environmental Justice

Courtney Hight | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Courtney Hight

This past Saturday was the 51st anniversary of signing of the historic Voting Rights Act (VRA). It was signed into law in 1965, by President Lyndon Jo...

El Paso Electric Becomes First Coal-Free Utility in Texas, New Mexico

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.14.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week, El Paso Electric became the first Texas-based power provider to go coal free - and they even had a party to celebrate. Powering our country...

This video shows why we must stop TPP to keep fossil fuels in the ground

Ilana Solomon | Posted 07.28.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The climate movement has achieved critical wins recently. Protecting the Atlantic coast from offshore drilling, stopping fracking in New York, and def...

Working Families Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Coal Mine Clean-Up

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Over the past 30 years, coal companies have been playing fast and loose with our land, water, and pocketbooks by using a loophole in our federal laws...

Stonewall National Monument - Celebrating Love Over Hate

Dan Chu | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Dan Chu

On Monday, my teenage daughter and I attended a powerful dedication of our nation's newest addition to the National Park System, the Stonewall Nationa...

Europe's Dark Cloud and Its Silver Lining

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.18.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

As a mom, an activist, and a part of the fight against dangerous, destructive coal projects here in the U.S., I know just how deadly coal pollution is...

The SCOTUS Immigration Decision Has Aggravated a Humanitarian & Environmental Crisis

Javier Sierra | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Javier Sierra

Those four Supreme Court justices showed no mercy on June 23rd by ruling against President Obama's executive orders on immigration and aggravating a n...

Mindful Consumerism

Ira Israel | Posted 08.30.2016 | Politics
Ira Israel

"Go shopping." ~ President George W. Bush shortly after 9/11 "Finance has increasingly made us creatures of time." ~ William N. Goetzmann, "Money Cha...

TransCanada Files $15 billion NAFTA Case Against The U.S. Demonstrating Corporate Trade Deal Threats

Ilana Solomon | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

TransCanada, the company behind the infamous Keystone XL pipeline, just demonstrated the dangers that corporate trade pacts pose to communities and to...

Why Mining Corporations Love Trade Deals

Ben Beachy | Posted 06.21.2016 | Green
Ben Beachy

From the salmon-spawning waters of Alaska to the cloud forests of Ecuador, communities are standing up to mining projects that threaten their health, ...

In Detroit, a Victory for Clean Air and Environmental Justice

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.16.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We've just taken a big step forward toward correcting a major environmental injustice in this country. After 5 years of advocacy led by local resident...

Public Turns Out In Force To Demand Coal Leasing Reform

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

There's a bright future for folks across the country when we work together to safeguard our national treasures, turn the corner on climate change, keep our air and water clean, and build a sustainable future for our communities.

As Coal Decline Continues, Let's Find a New Path Forward

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

A couple of weeks ago, I was honored to be a guest on the nationally syndicated Diane Rehm show on NPR. Our topic was "Competing Political Visions for America's Coal Workers."

#ExxonKnew About Climate Change and ExxonKnows How to Use Trade Deals to Get Its Way

Ilana Solomon | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Ilana Solomon

A little-known fact, however, is that while ExxonMobil was misleading the public about climate disruption, it was also using trade rules to increase its power, to bolster its profits, and to actively hamper climate action.

Long (and Short) Walks Home

Michael Brune | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Michael Brune

John Muir has his fair share of things named after him (including what must be the world's most-visited grove of trees), but I bet the commemorations he'd appreciate most are the two long-distance trails that bear his name.

Big News On Coal Ash Pollution, in North Carolina and Beyond

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The drama surrounding the cleanup of dangerous, leaking coal ash ponds continues to unfold in North Carolina. Last week the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced its assessment of the state's many polluted sites and earlier this week the state legislature proposed changes to the existing law governing coal ash cleanup.