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Keystone XL Review Extended, Delaying Final Decision Until After 2014 Elections

Steve Horn | Posted 04.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Reuters and Politico broke a major story today that TransCanada's northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will not be decided on until after the 2014 mid-term elections.

A Coal Struggle in the Heart of India

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Chaitanya Kumar

The people of Mahan are demanding what is rightfully theirs and what is protected by clearly defined laws around forests in India.

Hundreds of Students Arrested at White House Protesting Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

I just came back from the White House, where the police are still arresting the hundreds of students who are taking part in what will likely be the largest act of youth civil disobedience at the White House in a generation.

Meet the Students Getting Arrested Over Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 03.01.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

More than 1,000 students from over 200 schools and 42 different states have come to Washington, DC to take part in the protest. Here are some of the faces of the growing climate justice movement that's sweeping the nation.

Youth Plan Major White House Protest Against Keystone XL this Weekend

Jamie Henn | Posted 02.26.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

Young people powered President Obama to the White House. Now, they're protesting him outside of it.

How Exactly Will We Move Away from Fossil Fuels?

Andrew Winston | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

As the world migrates away from carbon-based fuels, trillions of barrels of oil and billions of tons of coal -- the assets sitting on the books of energy companies -- will become "stranded," or worthless. It's a compelling argument, but only if we can answer a key question.

Watch: Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No to Big Oil

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

This week, Bill Moyers talks with Bill McKibben, an activist who has dedicated his life to saving the planet from environmental collapse, about his hopes that Americans will collectively pressure Obama to stand up to big oil.

CREDO Mobile Announces Big Donations To Embattled Progressive Groups

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

The wireless carrier CREDO is making major donations to three progressive nonprofits this month to boost their respective efforts against what the com...

Why we rob our children

William S. Becker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
William S. Becker

In 1934 when the FBI asked Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he reportedly answered, "Because that's where the money is." Today, if you ask an inve...

Pacific Warriors Declare: "We Are Not Drowning, We Are Fighting"

Fenton Lutunatabua | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
Fenton Lutunatabua

We are as much helpless victims of climate change, as the Pacific Islands are ONLY holiday destinations. The truth is, we are not drowning, we are fighting.

Why the Climate Movement Should Get Political in 2014

Phil Aroneanu | Posted 03.06.2014 | Green
Phil Aroneanu

If there was one thing to say about the climate movement in 2013 is that it started to reveal itself as a powerful political force. Now is the time to lean into politics, not push it away. Engaging in politics matters for the climate movement, and here are a few reasons why.

Big Hopes for the Student Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement in 2014

Joe Solomon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Joe Solomon

Young college students today have far more power than you realize. You are the first generation that isn't just fighting for your grandkids, or for your children per say -- but for your own future.

Climate Change Fail

Dennis Trainor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Dennis Trainor

In what should be another colossal embarrassment for the United States -- recently leaked internal documents show how little our government is prepared to take responsibility for the damage done by climate change.

Time to Speak Up Against Carbon Pollution

Amanda Hanley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Amanda Hanley

Last Friday, over 230 citizens voiced their concerns at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listening session in Chicago about proposed carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. I was one of them.

#WeStandWithYou: The Call for Justice Grows at UN Climate Talks

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Cameras clicked and whirred as Yeb Sano, the soft-spoken lead negotiator from the Philippines stood before the world's media at the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw this afternoon.

Obama Must Be Called Out, Not Coddled, on Keystone XL Bait-and-Switch

Tom Weis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tom Weis

Now -- not after the tar sands spigot is turned on -- is the time to support the efforts of courageous Texas landowners who could stop Keystone XL's administration-approved southern leg in its tracks.

Super Typhoon Haiyan Is a Wake-Up Call for UN Climate Summit

Jamie Henn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jamie Henn

The timing is tragically ironic. As Super Typhoon Haiyan smashes into the Philippines, negotiators from around the world are beginning to arrive in Warsaw, Poland for the latest installment of the United Nations Climate Talks.

Do the Math: Fossil Fuel Investments Add up to Climate Chaos

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

If we want to prevent runaway climate change from getting worse we need to leave the carbon reserves we know about -- and the ones we do not yet know about -- in the ground. So how can we stop the fossil fuel industry destroy our future on this planet?

In First Vote, Columbia College Students Back Fossil Fuel Divestment

John V. Santore | Posted 12.20.2013 | Green
John V. Santore

"We demand that Columbia and Barnard immediately freeze any new investment in the 200 publicly traded fossil fuel companies currently holding the vast majority of the world's proven coal, oil and gas reserves," the initiative read in part.

Will Pres. Obama Let Republicans Bully Him Into Approving Keystone XL?

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

XL is a clear test of President Obama's commitment to his values and to the principles that he ran on. Caving now wouldn't just be a bad decision for the environment, it would leave a stain on the Presidency and the president himself.

Environmental Grace Period Yields Real Progress

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

When the weather is a disaster, all we can think about is bouncing back from the catastrophe. Resilience and recovery are our priorities. When we're not fighting for survival, we have a pause when we can reflect and evolve to the next level.

If Movement Fails to Draw the Line Against Keystone XL in TX & OK, We All Flunk the Climate Test

Tom Weis | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Here's the inconvenient truth about the Keystone XL: TransCanada does not need the pipeline's northern leg to begin pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of toxic tar sands daily through America's breadbasket for export overseas.

Farah Mohamed

Keystone XL Pipeline Protesters To Obama: 'No Planet Drama' | Farah Mohamed | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Despite the gray skies in Washington on Saturday, more than 100 protesters carrying handmade signs showed up in Lincoln Park to call on ...

Hundreds of Events "Draw the Line" Against Keystone XL & Tar Sands

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

At over 200 events today -- from Alaska to Nebraska -- people are "Drawing the Line" against the Keystone XL pipeline, tar sands and other dirty energy projects. The day's events are being coordinated by the climate campaign with help from scores of partners.

This Weekend, 'Draw the Line' on Keystone XL

Jamie Henn | Posted 11.18.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Hundreds of events are planned around the country this weekend for a national day of action to "Draw the Line" on tar sands, Keystone XL, and other extreme energy projects that are driving the climate crisis.