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This Land Is Our Land

Paul Allen | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Paul Allen

Our global climate is warming due to the unprecedented amounts of carbon dioxide we are emitting through the combustion of fossil fuels.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Owner Wins Climate Leadership Award

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -– The company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline was recognized this week for leadership on climate change -– to the shock o...

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
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Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Ecover, Come Clean About Using Extreme Genetic Engineering in Your Products

Erich Pica | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

Following in the footsteps of the chemical industry, the synthetic-biology industry is rushing its untested products to market before there is any regulation, oversight or even scientific understanding of the impacts this technology could have on ecosystems and human health.

Can We See All Earth as the Sacred Temple of Today?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How can we draw on the ancient wisdom of Biblical Israel as an indigenous people in sacred relationship with the Earth? How can we use this storehouse of wisdom toward helping heal all Humanity and Mother Earth today, from a crucial planetary crisis threatening the very life and health of all of us?

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups To Dems: No Coal In Ex-Im Reauthorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is tied up in a debate over whether or not to reauthorize funding for a federal agency that most people have never heard of -- ...

Remembering Environmental Defenders

Erich Pica | Posted 07.26.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

On Memorial Day, there is nothing more haunting, tranquil and inspiring as listening to taps being played at a cemetery honoring the men and woman who...

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

Steve Horn | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone Analysts' Ties To TransCanada Still Drawing Fire

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An environmental group is again hammering the contractor that created last Friday's environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keyst...

Transatlantic Trade Agreement Threatens Environment and Health in U.S. and Europe

Erich Pica | Posted 02.23.2014 | Green
Erich Pica

People, not corporations, should determine the future of the transatlantic economy, including what kind of future we want for our children.

Kate Sheppard

'No Reason' To Believe Keystone XL Environmental Report In State Department Documents

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.25.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -– State Department documents released to an environmental group are raising new questions about the hiring of a government contractor to...

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.

The Real Sting About Bees and How You're Killing Them

Amy Ziff | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Amy Ziff

While they're designed to harm insects, we also just don't know enough about what they'll do to humans over time. And, since they also end up in our food, we're all likely eating them. Daily.

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL Decision Likely Delayed Until 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

A decision on the fate of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline will likely be delayed until after the release of an inspector general investigation into ...

Attorneys General Fight for Public Access in Nuclear Issues

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

The Attorneys General of New York and Vermont have joined the fight against California's San Onofre nuclear power plant in an effort to stop federal regulators from erasing all record of a judicial ruling that the public has a right to intervene before major amendments are granted to an operating license.

San Onofre's Closing: An Advance for Safe, Clean, Renewable Energy

Karl Grossman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

The challenge has been converting this understanding to action, particularly considering how special interests pushing their energy products--nuclear, oil, gas and coal--have a hold on so many governments around the world.

Who's Going To Pay $500 Million Bill?

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 06.11.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The demise of California's San Onofre nuclear power plant began with an attempt to fix it. A $670 million equipment swap in 2009 and 2...

The End Is Coming!

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 08.07.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — In a jolt to the nation's nuclear power industry, Southern California's San Onofre plant was shut down Friday for good after its o...

A Win For Local Environmentalists

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 07.13.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A federal panel Monday sided with environmentalists who have called for lengthy hearings on a plan to restart the ailing San Onofr...

Bay Area Protests Welcome President Obama + Send Clear Message on Keystone XL Pipeline: NO!

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Mass demonstrations welcomed President Obama to the Bay Area today and sent him a clear message on the Keystone XL Pipeline: Just say NO!

Apes Threatened by a Danger in the Supermarket

Scott Bridges | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Scott Bridges

Gimme a break. Gimme a break. But don't break me off a bite of that KitKat bar because it's destroying the habitat of the orangutan. Or haven't you he...

Remember Kalamazoo -- and Fight for a Tar Sands-Free Future

Erich Pica | Posted 09.25.2012 | Green
Erich Pica

The very nature of tar sands -- heavy and abrasive -- points to why tar sands pipelines have an abysmal safety record. But a drastically increased likelihood of spills is only where the problems begin.

Today's Environmental Activists Stand on David Brower's Shoulders

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Peter Dreier

David Brower helped transform environmentalism from a polite cause dominated by don't-rock-the-boat upper-class conservationists to an activist movement that uses political action.

San Onofre: We Can't Ignore the Warning Signs

Erich Pica | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Erich Pica

San Onofre's reactors have already released radioactive steam and are literally shaking themselves apart. Instead of keeping the reactors shut down, Southern Edison is rushing to restart the reactors and running them as hard as possible.

Lucia Graves

Anti-Arctic Drilling Activists Swarm The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Because sometimes to get your point across you need to dress up as an Arctic Tern, scores of anti-drilling activists on Tuesday gathered...