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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


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.

PHOTOS: Brooklyn Decker's Rugged Arctic Adventure

Posted 08.30.2012 | Travel

Brooklyn Decker headed to the Arctic with The Sierra Club earlier this month to spend a week in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The remote are...

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.