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'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."

America's Environmental Future Starts Now

Philip Radford | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

If you're coming to D.C. this weekend, you won't see your parents' environmental movement here on the Mall. The climate crisis has forged a new, diverse coalition of Americans who have seen the effects of our fossil fuel dependency and want no future with it.

Doing the Right Thing

Michael Brune | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

I believe the president when he says he will take action on climate, as well as push for clean-energy solutions and greater energy efficiency. What's at issue, though, is not whether President Obama is willing to do something, but whether he's ready to do the right things.

The State of the Union and Climate Change

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While President Obama's focus on climate change is a welcome, albeit belated, shift, it remains to be seen whether he will match words with action. More and more environmental organizations and activists are prepared to keep the pressure on to ensure he does.

Tarsands Showdown, Allies Converge to Protect the Sacred

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Global warming is a threat to all of us regardless of our politics, religion, or culture. People from all walks of life are realizing this and converging to address this common threat and, Bill McKibben, along with The Sierra Club are leading the charge.

Filthy and Over-Budget? Let the Public Pay For It!

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

A fight over a new coal plant in Mississippi that is heating up this week offers a powerful example of the high cost of coal, both for our wallets and...

Sierra Club Pens Letter To President Obama

Posted 02.11.2013 | Green

In anticipation of Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, the Sierra Club penned the following letter to President Obama, signed by 30 celebrit...

Obama's Legacy, the Climate Rally, and What It Means for Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

My daughter Hazel is no stranger to rallies and public hearings. I've taken her to all sorts of events, because it's her future that's at stake...and ...

New Ads Highlight World Bank's Deadly Coal Plans for Kosovo

Justin Guay | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Despite the World Bank president Dr. Kim's high-profile calls to tackle climate change, the institution continues to barrel forward with its support for a dirty new coal plant in Kosovo. Local civil society has made its opposition to these plans abundantly clear.

Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Here are two headlines from the past week that blew me away (no pun intended):#1- Wind was the top new energy source to come online in 2012.#2- "Renew...

The Day We Move Forward on Climate

Michael Brune | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

We need the Barack Obama who was able to inspire millions to believe in the possibility of change and the power of hope. We need that leader to passionately and eloquently show the American people that solving the climate crisis is not a burden but an incredible opportunity.

Will India Seize the New Energy Opportunity: Utility 2.0?

Carl Pope | Posted 04.02.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

There seems to me some risk that India may fall into the Pakistani trap: continue to pursue yesterday's energy solutions, even though they are no longer feasible or adequate, until it is too late and an energy shortage becomes an emergency.

100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to Coast Events

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.01.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In the two weeks since the Sierra Club launched our Obama Climate and Clean Energy Legacy campaign, Sierra Club volunteers, chapters, organizers, and ...

Anti-Whistleblower (AgGag) Laws Threaten Human Health, the Environment and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The industry's response to years of evidence of egregious, and often criminal, animal cruelty and of diseased and adulterated meat entering the market is to attempt to outlaw undercover investigations.

Want To Lose Weight? Head For The Park

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Jackie Ostfeld

Did you know that access to parks and green spaces increase physical fitness? Seems obvious, right, but now there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that parks are good for your health.

Secretary Kerry's Solar Surge

Justin Guay | Posted 03.30.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Solar power has undergone a historic transition from expensive niche technology to a rapidly expanding cheap technology that is experiencing dramatic growth rates. A solar surge requires four tactical moves that, taken together, would constitute big change.

'Green News Report' - January 24, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.26.2013 | 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'...

Europe's 'Coal Renaissance' Masks Industry Downfall

Justin Guay | Posted 03.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

All told, since 2010 there has been a net closure of coal capacity in the EU of about 10GW. So what has the EU been building? Lots and lots of gas, wind and solar.

From Walden to the White House

Michael Brune | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Next month, the Sierra Club will officially participate in an act of peaceful civil resistance. We'll be following in the hallowed footsteps of Thoreau, who first articulated the principles of civil disobedience 44 years before John Muir founded the Sierra Club.

On Heels of Inaugural Address, Sierra Club Announces Coal Retirement Milestone

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 03.24.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

I was fired up by President Obama's remarks on climate and clean energy in his second inaugural address -- and gauging by the huge cheer that went up ...

World Bank-backed Coal Plant Threatens Water Crisis in Kosovo

Justin Guay | Posted 03.19.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

The canal, the economic heart of Kosovo, supports households and agricultural activities in this young nation. Negative impacts on this critical water source would threaten the very fabric of life in Kosovo.

Obama's Climate Legacy and the Keystone XL Pipeline

Michael Marx | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

Rejecting Keystone XL must be the next step President Obama takes to reverse climate disruption. America can no longer wait to turn this crisis around. Climate solutions must be this president's legacy.

Becky: A Tribute to a Friend and a Hero

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 03.17.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This column was co-written by Beyond Coal Director Mary Anne Hitt and National Program Director Sarah Hodgdon.Each week in our blogs, we celebrate the...

Social Bankability, Solar Crowdfunders and Emerging Markets

Justin Guay | Posted 03.15.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

If we are going to avoid the worst impacts of climate change we need disruptive innovations that fundamentally alter the broken systems that continue to build out inequitable, fossil fueled societies.