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Big Coal Bullying Prompts University to Destroy Artwork

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Threats and fear-mongering worked. Less than a year after "Carbon Sink" was installed, the university quietly and without public announcement removed the artwork.

Running Scared

Michael Brune | Posted 10.24.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

It's a pattern we are seeing all over the country. Big Coal, Big Oil, and other polluters are spending millions to force their agenda on the American people. But there's one thing their money can never buy -- the passion of our volunteers.

Obama's International Clean Energy Strategy, a Tale of Two Agencies

Justin Guay | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
Justin Guay

With the clean energy market topping $263 billion globally, and a solar trade war raging, the ending to this tale is crucial for U.S. competitiveness in the technologies of the future.

You Don't Miss Your Water...

Michael Brune | Posted 12.19.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

"You don't miss your water till your well runs dry," goes the old soul chestnut. We can't afford to test that adage. Let's strengthen -- not weaken -- the Clean Water Act before it's too late.

Is Nature a Cure for Bullying?

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education
Jackie Ostfeld

Oh, no. What was he going to do? He wouldn't kick her while she was down. Would he? I closed my eyes, took a deep breath and began making my way towards Amanda. I was in charge. I had to protect her from this humiliation.

Powerful New Series Reveals the True Cost of Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.17.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The photos and videos in "The Cost of Coal" had a powerful effect on me. Watching kids suffer with asthma and other breathing issues triggered by air pollution, I imagined how painful it would be to see my own toddler daughter struggle to breathe.

Uniting Against Coal Exports in the Pacific Northwest

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.12.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

We must all stand together to ensure that, just as we are reducing our coal use here in the US, we don't just export that coal -- and that pollution -- to other countries, devastating local Northwest communities in the process.

Climate Change Is Definitely in the Michigan Air This Season

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 12.09.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

This is a critical moment in the struggle to protect people and the planet from the unbridled excesses of industry. With the right policies in place, we can grow stronger local economies and healthier communities.

Washington, DC's Finest: Quentin James On Why Being Environmentally Conscious Is Sexy

Sakita Holley | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices

Being earth conscious certainly feels like the cause du jour, but a recent study found that only nine percent of millennials say they've made an ...

LA Chooses Clean Energy Over Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Mary Anne Hitt

This is one of the biggest commitments any American city has made to move beyond coal and replace it with clean energy.

It's the Tuolumne, Stupid.

Mike Marshall | Posted 12.03.2012 | San Francisco
Mike Marshall

Currently, San Francisco uses Tuolumne River water to irrigate our golf courses, hose down our streets and wash our Muni buses. We must stop using so much of it. San Francisco can and should plan to do better.

Why Is The Sierra Club Going After One Of Its Allies?

| Posted 12.03.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Lance Williams The Sierra Club is spending $625,000 to defeat a Republican lawmaker wh...

Notorious Northern Virginia Coal Plant Officially Retires

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

All families across this nation deserve the same -- clean air, clean water, and a nation moving beyond coal.

U.S. Ex-Im Bank President Fred Hochberg Underwriting Destruction of The Great Barrier Reef, Again?

Justin Guay | Posted 11.28.2012 | Green
Justin Guay

The U.S. Export-Import Bank, and its president Fred Hochberg, have never met a coal project they don't like. At times it's so bad we don't know what century the institution thinks it is operating in.

New Wind Farm Is Nation's Largest, Means More Clean Energy, Jobs

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.26.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This massive wind farm is just one of dozens of clean energy projects that have gone onto the grid in 2012, which is shaping up to be a record year for clean energy, as coal use has dropped to record lows.

Republican Coal Bill: Just Another Attack on Public Health Protections

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In a new package of bills, House leadership is taking aim at a staggering array of basic laws would weaken the Clean Air Act and eviscerate the protections of the Clean Water Act.

A New (Yet Ancient) National Monument

Michael Brune | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

The designation of Chimney Rock National Monument by President Obama not only adds to our country's conservation legacy but also serves as a perfect example of why the Antiquities Act is so important.

GOP Blocks Passage of Veterans Conservation Jobs Bill

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

After spending the better half of last week bickering over whether or not to support veterans, the GOP just killed the Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012.

Romney's Energy Proposal: The Jurassic Plan

Javier Sierra | Posted 11.17.2012 | Green
Javier Sierra

Mitt Romney finally unveiled his energy plan, and it came so loaded with fossil fuels, we might as well call it the Jurassic Plan.

Help Keep a Good Idea Alive

Michael Brune | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

What do we lose when PACE programs are killed? Start with the financial savings for homeowners who could make home improvements that allowed them to use less energy, generate their own energy, or both.

A Summer Internship to Remember!

Joaquin Sosa | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Joaquin Sosa

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Climbing for Unity on 9/11

Stacy Bare | Posted 11.11.2012 | Impact
Stacy Bare

On this 9/11, ask yourself what you can do to not just reach back and find the unity we felt in the days following September 11th, but how just standing in the wild places and parks of our nation, we can build a more perfect unity for generations to come.

Giant Sequoias -- Safe at Last?

Michael Brune | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

The giant sequoias are direct descendants of the enormous trees that once covered North America and loomed over dinosaurs in vast forests of fern and evergreen. Now they survive in just one small redoubt -- the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada.

A San Francisco Values Debate

Mike Marshall | Posted 11.05.2012 | San Francisco
Mike Marshall

San Francisco is now considered a bastion of environmentalism and a public policy trend-setter. In many ways, the city has earned this reputation. But the city has neglected to invest in sustainable local water sources.

India to USA: 'Coal-Gate' is Everywhere

Justin Guay | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Justin Guay

From India to the US average citizens are getting screwed by the coal industry coming and going. They give these corporations their public assets for fire sale prices, then they let them raise their rates when they make bad business decisions.