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Six Environmental Advocates Honored With Prestigious Prize

AP | KATY DAIGLE | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green

NEW DELHI (AP) — Six environmental advocates from India, Peru, Russia and three other nations have won this year's Goldman Prize, which is awarded a...

Happy World Wildlife Day!

Posted 03.03.2014 | Green

Happy World Wildlife Day! March 3 has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as a time to honor the flora and fauna our beautiful p...

Sea Shepherd Clashes With Japanese Whalers Near Antarctica

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green

SYDNEY (AP) — A Japanese whaling ship and an anti-whaling protest boat collided in the remote, icy seas off Antarctica, with both sides on Monday bl...

Enviro Groups Have Harsh Words For Obama After SOTU

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.30.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sticking to a fossil-fuel dependent energy policy, delivering a blow to a monthslong, behind-the-scenes ...

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...

How Do We Save The Oceans? With Our Kids.

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green

When actress Tanna Frederick first moved to California, the ocean was the kind of locale that brought back memories of her native Iowa. Like a hike in...

Non-Annoying Ways To Be A Green Advocate On Earth Day

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact

You know the type -- the slacktivist who comes out of the woodwork on Earth Day with baby seal photos on Facebook; the too-in-your-face activist who a...

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...

Obama Faces Mounting Pressure Over Controversial Decision

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.31.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- It's a decision President Barack Obama put off during the 2012 campaign, but now that he's won a second term, his next move on a propose...

One Step Backwards, One Step Forward

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on behalf of New York and ten other states with the mission of compelling the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue new regulations on soot pollution.

Dreaming About Taking Back America

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.18.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Let's keep the dialogue civil. We can reach out and try to explain to others why protecting the environment and the economy are not mutually exclusive.

A Modern-Day Prophet And Reconnecting To Sacred Places

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

We need alternative road signs and luminaries if we are going to reconnect human communities with places. Wendell Berry's writings provide some direction: "What I stand for is what I stand on."

Eco Etiquette: Help! I Feel Like Giving Up On Green

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I'm so fed up with what's...

Changing the Game: Your Part, My Part

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Politics is about repetition, and we need to use every town hall meeting, every bus-tour stop, and every ribbon cutting ceremony to tell our representatives that we care about environmental protection. And then we need to do it again.

Clean Air: You Have to Be In It to Win It

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.26.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Advocating for what you believe in is a lot of work, but getting what you don't want is much worse. Don't leave the heavy lifting to others.

Spring is Here -- Along With Potential Attitude Shifts

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

There is no more potent force than a mother fighting for the safety of her children. They don't have to be trained advocates, just spurred to mobilize. Think Lois Gibbs, who revealed the whole town of Love Canal, NY, was sitting on top of 21,000 tons of toxic waste.

Environmental Activist Faces Jail Time for Hanging Banners

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Tony Hayward will likely face civil penalties but no criminal prosecution. By way of contrast, Ted Glick will be sentenced for having hung two banners inside the Senate Office Building.

Oil Spill on FaceBook: Social Networking Between Species

Brenda Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brenda Peterson

Sending our own mental pictures with a feeling of calm and compassion could be an antidote to the hopelessness that many of us feel watching wildlife wash up oil-stained on our shores.

Woodstock's Green Bands: Past and Present

Treehugger | Blythe Copeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Woodstock may have been a one-of-a-kind concert, but the artists and bands that performed there didn't let their commitment to global, political, and ...

100 Activists Climb Coal Chimneys To Demand G-8 Leaders Get Tough

Yahoo! News | 1 Hr 18 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Greenpeace group said that more than 100 of militants on Wednesday climbed the chimneys of four coal power stations across Italy to demand tough a...

Well, Black Is Always in Style

Marc Gunther | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Marc Gunther

But I was amused to stumble upon a different question that's sparking debate among the young people planning to attend the action: What should one wear to a protest against coal?

Please Forgive Us

Tri Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tri Robinson

I can only ask for forgiveness from those outside of the church for the church's lack of leadership on the issue of climate change and actively engage with you in making a difference.

Our Trash, Our Treasure: Make Every Monday Matter

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cathleen Falsani

The ideas in the book, Every Monday Matters, are simple -- small acts that collectively add up to an enormous impact for the greater good.