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Environmental Activism

WATCH: Who Is The 'Greenest Man In America'?

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

It's hard to argue that it isn't cool to be environmentally conscious these days. The words 'organic' and 'natural' are essential packaging for any up...

Obama's Lost Opportunity, and Ours

Sheila D. Collins | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics
Sheila D. Collins

Barack Obama forfeited one great opportunity--not only for his own legacy, but for our futures. In the interview with Tom Friedman he seemed resigned to waiting for a series of catastrophic disasters to wake up the American people and their politicians.

ReThink Reviews: Night Moves -- Can You Go Too Far to Protect the Earth?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green
Jonathan Kim

Night Moves definitely works as a tense, lo-fi psychological thriller. But the environmental dimension is what gives Night Moves its interesting moral dimension, as well as informing the unique world where the film takes place.

The Power of Poop: Using Humor to Inspire Kids About Climate Change

Denis Thomopoulos | Posted 06.27.2014 | Green
Denis Thomopoulos

There are very serious issues affecting animals and the environment. My jungle characters began to speak up, and who was I to stand in their way?

Global Warming: The Inevitability Trap

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Paul Loeb

Is the biggest hurdle on climate change outright denial? Or is it the sense that of being overwhelmed and too late, that there's nothing we can do?

Goldman Environmental Prize Awarded To South African Activist

Ensia | Erica Gies | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Ensia. April 28, 2014 — In 1971, when Desmond D’Sa was 15, South Africa’s apartheid government forcibly rel...

Exiles on Main Street: When Ordinary People Resist the Oil-pocalypse

Reverend Billy | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Reverend Billy

A signature tactic of fossil fuel justice is accusing nonviolent defendants of felonious crimes that will later be dropped, but meanwhile holding them in prison because the bail is too high. Call it "overcharging."

Antonia Blumberg

Celebrate The Winter Solstice With Los Angeles' Own Eco-Pagans

HuffingtonPost.com | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

When it rains in Los Angeles, few Angelenos would describe it as the patient hand of some sky goddess, brushing away the thick webs of smog. Nonet...

Did Fossil Fuels Save the Whales?

Keith Gaby | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

"Save the Whales" was a rallying cry of 1970's environmentalism. The great sea mammals had been hunted to the brink of extinction and grassroots activists rallied to save them. But there might not have been any whales left to protect if the world hadn't embraced petroleum in place of whale oil a century earlier.

Schwarzenegger Honored By U.S. Forest Service

Posted 11.01.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: One of the nation's most exclusive clubs just received a new member. Actor and former Californ...

Russia Jails Greenpeace Activists

AP | ALEXANDER ROSLYAKOV and NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

MURMANSK, Russia — A Russian court on Thursday jailed the U.S. captain of a Greenpeace ship along with a Russian photographer and more than a do...

Independence From Terror

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

Would the gassed-up "well-oiled" "coal-fired" rogue, petrostates ravage the whole Earth to a point where it is useful only for extraction of natural resources -- Earth as a coal mine? You might wonder where will the super-rich escape to then? To space.

West Virginia Activists Call for Enforcement of Existing Environmental Laws

Junior Walk | Posted 09.02.2013 | Green
Junior Walk

We asked them why they didn't afford the same level of protection to the people of West Virginia from mining pollution, but they didn't have an answer. I for one am sick and tired of the people who hold the power in this state flat out ignoring the concerns of their constituents.

Laughing Matters: U.S. Government vs. Voices of Conscience

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.19.2013 | World
Subhankar Banerjee

The US government and voices of conscience are now engaged in a war -- not a laughing matter. We can only hope -- to make sense of this ongoing war -- there will be humor.

Activists Await New Climate Plan Before Filing EPA Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2013 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - Environmental groups and a dozen states and cities said Monday th...

Taking a Stand This Summer -- From the Coal Fields, Shale Country, Pipeline Corridors and Beyond

Junior Walk | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Junior Walk

Last week, when I and four of my friends blocked the road to Alpha Natural Resources' corporate headquarters in Bristol, Virginia, going to jail was the last thing on my mind.

PHOTOS: A Brief History Of Environmental Activism

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green

April 22 marks the 43rd observance of Earth Day in the United States. Organized by Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wis.), the first Earth Day in 1970 saw an es...

Choose Your Weapon in the Fight Against Climate Change

Neil Wagner | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Neil Wagner

2013-03-18-Neilwagnerclimatecartoon We've all heard that if you find a job you love you'll never work a day in your life. The same can be said of environmental activism -- if you find the role that's right for you, you may find yourself experiencing things and learning more than you'd ever imagined.

Latina Activist Stands up to an Industry Sick With Greed

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

The pipeline -- a project that must be first approved by President Obama -- would transport millions of barrels of a type of crude that contains 20 percent more carbon than the conventional kind. Scientists have warned that if this project were completed, it would mean game over for the planet's climate.

Fracking Causes Friction in Promised Land

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Directed by Gus Van Sant in the tradition of The China Syndrome and Silkwood, Promised Land uses mainstream entertainment to delve into American values, corporate responsibility, and activism.

How The Pursuit Of Animal Rights Activists Became Among The FBI's 'Highest Domestic Terrorism Priorities'

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

On January 16, 2006, two federal agents pulled off of Oregon's Route 66 and onto a dirt road in the Southern Cascades, about nineteen miles northeast ...

Polar Bear Protesters Arrested In Moscow

AP | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

MOSCOW (AP) — Put your paws in the air. Moscow police have arrested 10 environmental activists, including four dressed in polar bear ...

So Why Did You Do It, Jungle Bird?

Andrew Dudley | Posted 07.06.2012 | Green
Andrew Dudley

What pushed me to make a spectacle of myself in the name of environmental activism? It's taken me 40 years living on this planet to realize that I needed to break out of my comfort zone and do "something."

Around The World In 10 Photos

Posted 06.30.2012 | World

From Mexico to Myanmar, the monumental to the day-to-day, each week, HuffPost World will present some of the most remarkable images from across the gl...

Dirty Pictures, Dirty Water and Dirty Politics

Jonathan Askin | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Askin

Don't get me wrong -- child pornography is terrible and water pollution is horrible. But chilling a witness with allegations that she's a child pornographer rather than a public-spirited whistleblower performing her civic duty is outrageous.