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True or False: Is Arkansas Fracked?

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

After my visit to the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas to see fracking close up, I got to talk with community members who have been impacted by the fr...

Finding Hope in the Pale Blue Dot

Dominique Browning | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

Cut greenhouse gas emissions. Simple -- and terribly complicated. But we've done the inconceivable before, and we can again.

Putting a Face on Fracking: Two Stories From the Fayetteville Shale

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

When he came home to dozens of new natural gas wells, truck traffic, and gas workers in his community, he told Tracy that he recognized the smells, the sights, and the sounds from his years in Iraq. He said that he felt like he was still in a war zone.

Why I'm Celebrating an Obscure Bureaucratic Moment

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

We know that climate change threatens our health and, especially, our children's health. It's time to limit these dangerous emissions by the largest single source of carbon dioxide pollution in our country: power plants.

Foul Air in the Frack Zone: Touring the Fayetteville Shale, Arkansas

Molly Rauch | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

There are more than 5,000 natural gas wells in an area that spreads across five Arkansas counties and is home to 200,000 people. But the fracking and drilling of these wells may be harming nearby communities with toxic air emissions.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups Launch Ad Blitz Defending Vulnerable Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON—Environmental groups are launching a multi-million dollar television advertising blitz to defend vulnerable members of Congress in four s...

An Interview With Michael Oppenheimer

Dominique Browning | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

I went to see Dr. Michael Oppenheimer with some trepidation, expecting that I would have to pick myself up off the floor after our interview. If anyone understands the true nature of our changing climate, it is a scientist whose lifelong passion has been the study of atmospheric gases.

Faith Leaders Call for Limits On Carbon Pollution

Molly Rauch | Posted 02.28.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

When EPA held a public hearing earlier this month on its proposed rule to limit carbon pollution from new power plants, I expected to hear comments...

Clean Air and Your Heart Health

Dominique Browning | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Dominique Browning

One day, my younger son came home from school and asked to have a heart-to-heart talk. He announced that he had just learned that love did not come...

Sochi Winter Olympics Weather

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 02.21.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Are you watching the Olympics in Sochi? Are you worried about the future of winter sports? It's been well-documented that climate change is a threat...

Environmental Justice Interview: Dr. Jalonne White-Newsome

Molly Rauch | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

"Whether you are a coastal community in New York, or you are living in the center of Baltimore dealing with heat stress, climate is something that impacts communities already burdened with pollution more than others."

3 Climate Change Quizzes

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

As I write this, a Nor'easter is barreling its way towards my home, threatening to dump over a foot of snow. Once again, I find myself batting away qu...

Cleaning Up Our Power Industry

Molly Rauch | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

The carbon emissions that come from this sector are making a mess of our climate, and it's up to us, all of us, together, to make sure it stops.

Pete Seeger and the Power of Singing out Against Climate Change

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

This is the text of my testimony presented to the EPA this week on its proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants: I've traveled from N...

The Heat Is On!

Dominique Browning | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

All year, our beloved Moms Clean Air Force cartoonists Danny Shanahan and Liza Donnelly give us something to smile about -- even when the subject is as serious as climate change.

Survival Guide For Climate Change Debates

Molly Rauch | Posted 02.19.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

When thorny questions about climate change arise over your Christmas ham, we've got you covered!

Sorry, I'll Clean It Up

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 02.11.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

American Electric Power, the top emitter of mercury, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and sulfur dioxide in 2011, and a party to the lawsuit challenging the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards in court, owes it to our children to play fair and say, "Sorry, I'll clean it up."

Looking For a Cure For Burnout? Try Naptime Activism

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 01.24.2014 | Parents
Ronnie Citron-Fink

No need for activism burnout if you are a member of Moms Clean Air Force. Our moms and dads do Naptime Activism!

Tired of Negativity?

Dominique Browning | Posted 01.24.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

Large-scale solutions to large-scale problems: the key to optimism, hope and resilience. That's what I'm going to carry in my heart over the next year as I write to you about air pollution and our changing climate.

Small Businesses Support President Obama's Climate Plan

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.24.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

In the widening post-Obama "Climate Plan speech" conversation, small business owners are becoming vocal on what their needs and beliefs are. I was on ...

Tuna Surprise

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

When I was a child, a tuna fish sandwich was my lunchbox staple. In college, I honed my culinary skills and shared crunchy tuna casseroles with my 'brave' new friends. Now tuna takes center stage again -- this time as a predominant source of methylmercury, a harmful neurotoxin.

Air Quality Awareness Week

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

It's hard to believe that the first federal air pollution legislation was the Air Pollution Act of 1955. Fifty-eight years later, the United States -- and the world -- are still struggling to come to terms with the importance of preserving the quality of the air we breathe.

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.

Clean Air Hangs Off the Fiscal Cliff

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 02.21.2013 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

The Sequestration. Lame duck session. These are terms that Americans have been hearing with regularity since the election. People understand that the stakes are high, but they may not be sure in what way.

Guns Are Not Our Issue, Our Children Are

Dominique Browning | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Dominique Browning

Why is the law-abiding, peace-loving majority cowed, over and over again, by the rants (and dollars) of the extremists among us? Why are we not pushing through an agenda that protects our children's future on every issue?