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Outraged Miami Residents Confront Walmart Developer in Kendall

Grant Stern | Posted 09.12.2014 | Miami
Grant Stern

Walmart is looking to fill a gap in their chain's lockdown coverage of southwest Miami by building a SuperCenter into one of only three endangered pine rocklands habitats in all of Florida, as part of Coral Reef Commons.

The Voice of Bart Simpson Wants You to Check Out Electric Cars Next Week

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

I knew the fourth annual National Drive Electric Week would be big, but I didn't realize it would be this big! We're having free events in 135+ cities September 15-21 to share the fuel cost-saving, clean-air, and fun-driving benefits of electric vehicles.

David Keeps Winning: 10 Recent Victories That Will Give You Hope for the Planet

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Wow. That's the word I repeated over and over this summer, as news rolled in of one clean energy victory after another. These are David and Goliath ca...

Our Climate, Our Economy and Our Democracy

Michael Brune | Posted 09.05.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Working peoples' experiences confirm what scientists have been warning for years -- rising temperatures caused largely by fossil fuel emissions that humans are pouring into the atmosphere are causing unprecedented climate disruption.

EPA Approves Coal Project That Will Store CO2 Underground

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it has approved permits for the FutureGen clean coal project to stor...

No New Oil Drilling In Our Oceans

Dan Chu | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

Drilling means spilling. True recovery after a devastating oil spill is a myth spun by Big Oil.

Labor of Love: How My Small WV Town Launched a Game-Changing New Model to Go Solar

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week, my small town in West Virginia cut the ribbon on a solar project that isn't just the largest crowd-funded solar project in the state, but a...

State Dept. Overseers of Contentious Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline Workaround Have Industry, Torture Ties

Steve Horn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and other green groups recently revealed that pipeline giant Enbridge ...

After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch

Steve Horn | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogJust a day after the Oregon Department of State Lands shot down a proposal to export 8.8 million tons per year of coa...

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.

Gretna's Coal Train Resolution Too Tepid for Some Residents

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Coal trains are typically 100 to 125 cars long and uncovered. Dust blowing off them threatens human health and accumulates along tracks, causing derailments.

Who's Cool?

Michael Brune | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

In addition to committing to renewable energy and divesting from dirty fuels, colleges and universities can use their influence to advocate for statewide policies that will bring more clean energy online.

Predators, Prey, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Ilana Solomon | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

It is particularly worrying that a previously leaked chapter of the TPP includes only very vague references to shark finning -- not the full ban on shark finning and associated trade that we need.

Who Needs Clean Water?

Michael Brune | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Frankly, clean water should be a no-brainer. Our wetlands, lakes, and streams aren't a luxury -- they're a necessity. Today, 117 million Americans get their drinking water from public systems that rely on seasonal, rain-dependent, and headwater streams that are now at risk of pollution.

Time to Create an ECHO Across America: Every Child Healthy Outdoors

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 08.08.2014 | Impact
Jackie Ostfeld

While progress may be being made in some areas, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that all kids and youth are meeting the daily physical activity guidelines, and perhaps even more work to be done to ensure that getting outdoors is a part of that daily routine.

Weeks, Months, and Years Later, Still No Coal Ash Safety Standards

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. In February 2014, a broken pipe released up to 82,000 gal...

A Historic Week for Clean Air and Energy

Michael Brune | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

People showed up because they believe it's long past time our nation gets serious about the pollution that's disrupting our climate.

Mississippi Power, Sierra Settle Coal Litigation

AP | By JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene Coun...

Meatless Monday -- 'Cowspiracy:' The One Thing No One Talks About

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.04.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Kip Andersen, co-producer/director of "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret," considered himself to be an environmentalist. He recycled to reduce was...

Kate Sheppard

Ex-Im Reauthorization Bill Comes Without Manchin's Measure Blocking Coal Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) did not include his effort to block new coal rules in a bill reauthorizing funds for the United States Export...

You Pay More for a Crappy 1-BDRM Apartment in San Francisco Than the City Does for Hetch Hetchy Valley

Sierra | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Sierra

San Francisco is one of the most expensive places in the country to live. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,285. But! If you want to rent this beautiful valley in Yosemite National Park and then drown it, it will only set you back $30,000 a year.

A Haven for Ancient Turtles

Dan Chu | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

In addition to the loss of beach habitat, ingestion of floating plastic bags, which look like jellyfish, is a likely factor in this decline. Light pollution from homes and resorts by nesting beaches can disorient turtles that rely on stars for navigation.

Idaho at Its Best

Michael Brune | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

President Obama has stepped up the pace of his national monument designations during his second term and, as I heard him say at the signing ceremony last May for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, he's not finished yet. Here, in the heart of Idaho, is one of the last and greatest unprotected jewels of American wilderness. You can help us convince President Obama to save it.

Hearings and Rallies Next Week! Your Voice is Needed to Support Climate Action

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever national standard to clean up carbon pollution from power plants. Now the EPA ...

Solar Company Sungevity Celebrates $1.5 Million Raised For Nonprofits

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

Sungevity, Inc., a company created to allow homeowners to design their own solar power systems through an online process, announced Wednesday that the...