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"You Want Clean Air? Well, Screw You."

Dominique Browning | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

We are ALL complicit in fossil fuel fortunes, whether we are middle class or mega wealthy. We have all benefited, enormously, from the cheap and abundant and reliable power that has come of oil and coal.

To Know Me Is to Love Me

Dominique Browning | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

We could all understand more about the basic elements around us. Air. Water. Soil. Maybe that knowledge will lead us to wanting to protect this miraculous home we're born into -- and truly conserve it.

The Buzz About Bees, Climate Change and Your Garden

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

From the fuzzy bumblebees that our children chase in the garden to the industrious honeybees that sweeten our herbal tea, bees have woven an essential place in nature's mosaic. But bees are now caught in the toxic web of our climate crisis.

Toxics Bill Fails the Mom Test

Molly Rauch | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Our current chemical law does not protect our health. Reform of the outdated and ineffective Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is one of the top priorities of moms across the nation.

What Is Mother Love?

Molly Rauch | Posted 07.09.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Climate change is literally making us heartsick - both because it severely compromises our children's future, and because it harms our hearts. Let's protect that miraculous parenting resource, our font of mother love, our hearts.

Grandmother Power

Dominique Browning | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Dominique Browning

After all the terrible news from the world's most prestigious climate scientists about the impacts of carbon and methane pollution on our atmosphere, it is nice to have a reset of our moods -- from a grandmother.

Parents Can And Will Fix The Climate Crisis

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Molly Rauch

Scientists, officials, engineers, and professors were all needed in addressing this issue, but it was parents who had the most relevant stake in what was happening. If we didn't get involved, who would advocate for our children's health?

True or False: Is Arkansas Fracked?

Molly Rauch | Posted 06.15.2014 | 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 06.08.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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 05.19.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.22.2014 | 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 04.22.2014 | 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 04.22.2014 | 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!