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Return From Glacier National Park

Stacy Bare | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Stacy Bare

We did not come to save the glaciers; we came to see and discuss what the glaciers' size meant. And the hard truth is they are going away too fast.

King Coal's Road to Nowhere: The Coalfields Expressway

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We can't let King Coal destroy our streams and our mountains. Appalachians have suffered enough at the hands of the coal industry.

As the Climate Warms, U.S. Hits 120 Coal Plants Heading to Retirement

Bruce Nilles | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Against this backdrop, Americans from all backgrounds are banding together to act. City by city and state by state, we are making progress. Americans are working together to phase out the dirtiest fuel -- coal -- and we continue to rack up victory after victory.

Obama's Greenest Day

Michael Brune | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

The 54.5 miles per gallon fuel-efficiency standards announced today will double the average fuel efficiency of all vehicles on the road by 2025. Not only is this "change we can believe in" -- it's also the most significant measure to get off oil by any U.S. president in four decades.

Before the Elephant Forgot...

Michael Brune | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

When the Republicans adopt their 2012 platform in Tampa, you're more likely to find that it includes billions in subsidies for finger painting than bold solutions to the climate crisis.

Life Saving Cross-State Air Pollution Protections in Jeopardy After Court Ruling

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We are all disappointed with the court's decision against the EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution protection. It further delays the Clean Air Act's promise of safe, breathable air for our children.

Defender in Chief

Michael Brune | Posted 10.20.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Our planet has many iconic places that need protection, and more than a few of them are right here in the United States. Time to play some defense, Mr. President.

Our Challenge to TVA: Will You Live Up to Your Values and Save Money and Lives With Energy Efficiency?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.16.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The bottom line is simple: replacing dirty coal with energy efficiency makes sound economic sense and saves lives.

MISSON: Outdoor Nation Summit DESTINATION: Austin, TX

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

At Outdoor Nation, the main event was the planning of grassroots projects that will get more Americans outdoors. My group's program, called Warriors of the Wild, was one of eight winners!

New Report Follows Money Trail Behind Attacks on Clean Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.03.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The misinformation and dirty money must stop. As we face weather extremes such as drought and excessive heat, climate disruption is already on our doorstep.

Sierra y la Tierra

Michael Brune | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

Latino influence on our economy, our culture, and our politics will only increase in the coming years. But what about the environment? Where do Hispanics in the United States stand on issues like clean energy, protection for wilderness, and climate change?

MISSION: Sierra Student Coalition Summer Leadership Training DESTINATION: Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

I landed in San Juan with no contacts, no addresses and only a vague idea of what I would be doing on this beautiful island.

Clean Air Victory for Texas as Coal Plant Permit Struck Down

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week Texas residents cheered when a judge invalidated the state air pollution permit for the proposed Las Brisas coal plant in Corpus Christi.

'Modern Family' Star Tours The Grand Canyon

Posted 07.27.2012 | Travel

'Modern Family' actor Nolan Gould -- better known to watchers of the ABC comedy at Luke Dunphy -- headed to the Grand Canyon with the Sierra Club earl...

Black Lung: Coal's Dirty Politics

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

House Republicans and the coal industry are putting profits and politics above public health, specifically above the health of those workers they are so quick to defend in pro-coal commercials and at public hearings.

Illinois Wind Job Creation Up to 20,000 and Counting -- Will Congress Blow It Away?

Jack Darin | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green
Jack Darin

Clearly wind is working for Illinois' economy and environment. Let's hope Illinois' congressional delegation can put all these benefits ahead of partisan politics, and unite behind extending the Production Tax Credit for wind power.

Soot Hearings: Speaking Out for Public Health

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

On Tuesday, hundreds of Philadelphia residents rallied and spoke at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing on new safeguards to cut deadly soot pollution nationwide.

MISSION: Military Families and Veterans Initiative DESTINATION: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

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Hundreds Rally Against New Chicago Coal Plant

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.15.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

These residents are against this planned facility because of the pollution it would bring -- not to mention what a poor plan it is to build another dirty coal facility after the city just announced the closure of Chicago's two ancient Fisk and Crawford coal plants.

Will the Tea Party Destroy an American Industry to Weaken President Obama?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.14.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Voters should not forgive members of Congress who hurt the country to help their electoral chances -- and do so intentionally. But voter accountability for politicians won't save the jobs and livelihoods that are going down all over America this summer in the wind supply chain.

Stop the Frack Attack

Michael Brune | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

By coming together, we can ultimately make the gas industry stop all dirty and dangerous drilling and put communities and our air, water, and atmosphere first.

A Good Move for Wind

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

As we continue to retire aging dirty coal plant after aging dirty coal plant nationwide (we just hit 112 coal plants secured to retire), we are also pushing hard to replace them with clean energy, and as little natural as possible.

Destination: Pyramid Lake, Nevada Mission: National Family Service Outing

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

2012-07-06-imagepull.jpgWe are heading out to remove graffiti and repaint old picnic stands. We couldn't ask for a more wild place to volunteer to keep the outdoors beautiful. This is Pyramid Lake, Nevada!

The Summer Adventure of a Lifetime!

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

During my last week of school this May, I got a surprise far better than good grades. A call from Sierra Club Headquarters in San Francisco confirmed that I had won the "Best Internship on Earth."

Rebuttal to McConnell's War of Misinformation on DISCLOSE Act

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

A war is being waged against the DISCLOSE Act. Its commander in chief is Senator Mitch McConnell, his secret weapon is misinformation and his goal is to protect unlimited dark money contributions to the political process.