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"The Era of Coal is Over": Los Angeles Will Move Beyond Coal by 2025

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Today, after a three-year campaign by tens of thousands across the city, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined our L.A. Beyond Coal activists...

Sierra Club Blasts New Center For 'Sustainable Shale'

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Sierra Club and some other environmental groups are harshly criticizing a new partnership that aims to create tough new standa...

Environmental Leaders Making Herstory

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

While we should celebrate and lift up the women making a difference for our communities and our planet every day, Women's History Month gives us a nudge to do it now.

Lucia Graves

Massive Keystone XL Protest Awaits Obama At Fundraiser | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will be met on a fundraising trip to San Francisco next month by hundreds of activists urging him to reject a per...

Celebrating a Huge Offshore Wind Victory in Maryland

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The winds of change brought some great progress to Maryland this week when the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 passed through both houses of...

Calling All Role Models -- Including Elmo

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact
Jackie Ostfeld

Sierra Club's role models don't have red fur or say "oh boy, that tickles" when you squeeze them; they're just ordinary people like you and me doing extraordinary things every day in their communities.

DTE's Claims of Being a Good Neighbor Contradicted by Clean Air Act Violations

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 05.15.2013 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

Continued corporate tax breaks contribute heavily to the poor financial condition of these communities just as industrial pollution contributes to their poor environmental and health conditions.

Standing Up for Clean Water When States Won't

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Imagine that you've grown up in a beautiful, hilly countryside near many streams where you played and fished as a child. Now, years later, you can't e...

Sally Jewell: From REI to DOI?

Michael Brune | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

From everything I've seen, Sally Jewell has the potential to be a great Secretary of the Interior. Based on the Obama's administration's track record of protecting public lands thus far, though, I have to hope this expert kayaker doesn't find herself paddling into the wind.

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Poisons Appalachia's Waterways

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

I remember the first time I saw a mountaintop-removal coal mining site - Kayford Mountain in southern West Virginia. Those images have never left my m...

Suit: Coal-Powered Plants Violated Federal Law 1,400 Times

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.12.2013 | Detroit

An environmental group is taking action against an energy utility company they say is responsible for at least 1,400 violations of the federal Clean A...

Latina Activist Stands up to an Industry Sick With Greed

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

The pipeline -- a project that must be first approved by President Obama -- would transport millions of barrels of a type of crude that contains 20 percent more carbon than the conventional kind. Scientists have warned that if this project were completed, it would mean game over for the planet's climate.

Montana and Minnesota: Coal vs. Clean Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

It's easy to get excited about the future coming off our recent announcement that we're half-way to our goal of retiring one-third of the nation's coa...

1 Billion Still Rising

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

The struggle to prevent violence, to stop destructive environmental practices and bring healing needs your support. Every positive action makes a difference.

India & Solar's New Normal

Justin Guay | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

The most important reason to adapt is the speed with which it produces results. That's because small scale, localized deployment is agile and capable of growing rapidly. An attribute that large-scale centralized solar farms lack -- especially in India.

Hanging Out: Diversity in the Outdoors

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Stacy Bare

Our natural heritage is just that, our natual heritage, but as a country the outdoors are seen as a typically white and often times male domain.

It's Time for Us to Raise the Volume and Take Back Our Democracy

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

With gridlock and malicious behavior paralyzing our government, it is now up to we, the people, to become more visible and vocal, to show Congress what needs to be done. Here are some thoughts and ideas on where we need to go from here, and how we can become involved.

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Lunacy, Solar Supremacy, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Yo, O, Say It Ain't So: State Department Analysis Says XL pipeline harmless since the Canadian tar sands oil would be mined and drilled anyway, report...

A Big New Milestone Reached In Coal Retirement, Public Health, Climate Disruption

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Millions of Americans are breathing easier these days as we announce that the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign has crossed the halfway mark toward mee...

ALEC Sham Chemical Disclosure Model Tucked Into Illinois Fracking Bill

Steve Horn | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Illinois is the next state on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)'s target list for putting the oil industry's interests ahead of the public interest.

Our Distributed Future: M2M, Energy & Water Access

Justin Guay | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Suffice to say, the opportunity is real, it's huge, and it's just waiting to be tapped. It's important to note that solar crowdfunding may be instrumental in making it happen.

Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the Way on Fossil Fuel Divestment

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

While I loved every one of the thousands of faces I saw at Sunday's massive Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C., I was especially inspired by...

It's Time: Move America Forward on Climate

Michael Marx | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

President Obama must lead our nation in the transition to a clean-energy economy that will create jobs, clean our air and water, protect our wild places, and improve our health. It's time to move America Forward on Climate.

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

40,000+ Join 'Forward on Climate' Rally in Washington, DC

Jamie Henn | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Today, over 40,000 people poured into the streets of Washington, DC to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and push President Obama "Forward on Climate."