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Keeping Up With the Solar (and Wind) Joneses

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Earlier this year, my husband and I put up solar panels at our home -- the first solar project in our historic West Virginia town.

Time to Move -- Beyond Fossil Fuels

Michael Brune | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

One of the scariest things you'll see in the news today is the false notion that Americans must choose between jobs and healthy people.

Ads That Fight Back Against Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago
Mary Anne Hitt

The coal industry is learning to not take the Sierra Club lightly -- and we're hoping our local, state and national officials are learning the same lesson.

Jordan Howard

Waxman Calls House Most Anti-Environment 'In History'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the 112th Congress, the Republican House majority has taken aim at issues ranging from labor protections to women's right to choo...

The World Bank Still Can't Quit Dirty Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Coal plants don't come dirtier than the Soviet-era relics currently in operation in Kosovo. Despite the terrible pollution these plants spew, the World Bank has decided the only option for this young country is to lock in more of it.

Illinois EPA Moves to Protect Apple River From Massive Sewage Lagoon

Jack Darin | Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago
Jack Darin

Local residents, Sierra Club, and our allies working to protect a headwater stream in the beautiful Apple River watershed from being converted to a manure storage lagoon have won a major victory.

WATCH: Bike And Be Happy

Posted 11.05.2011 | Green

Why not cut 33 hours of wasted time this year and ride your bike to work? According to the 2010 Annual Urban Mobility report, in a U.S. city of thr...

Jordan Howard

Green Groups Struggle With Obama's Mixed Environmental Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Barack Obama was elected president, environmentalists believed a new age of environmental protection and conservation had come. But...

Major Victory -- Deal Reached to Retire Old, Dirty Potomac River Coal Plant

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The message is clear -- working together, we can move our towns and cities, our states and our nation, beyond coal.

Conyers, Coal, and the Future of West Virginia

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

My daughter is an 11th-generation West Virginian, and by the time she is ready to raise a family, I worry that our state will have been driven off a cliff by the leaders of today who refused to embrace the clean energy future.

Jordan Howard

House GOP To Push Anti-Environment Provisions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are looking to appropriations bills they plan to debate when they return from recess in September as an opportunity to...

Lucia Graves

Green Groups: Keystone XL Pipeline Obama's 'Biggest Climate Test'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In a boost for grassroots efforts pressuring the Obama administration to block approval of TransCanada's Keystone XL oil pipeline, the h...

How Schools Are Saving The Planet

Avital Andrews | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Good professors know that discussing nature in the confines of a classroom is not likely to stir the soul, no matter how enlightening the lesson. What awakens, they realize, is experience. Getting hands dirty. Immersion.

How to Stop Giant Fish Blenders

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.17.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Antiquated power plants use water-intake structures to help cool systems. These pipes sit below the water's surface and suck in not only water, but also anything else in the vicinity. This process shreds and destroys the aquatic life drawn in.

The Greenest Colleges

Posted 10.17.2011 | College

How green is your college? Do you ride your bike to class? Do you eschew textbooks for e-books? Is your cafeteria trayless? The folks at Sierra mag...

Bloomberg Gives $50 Million To Drive American Jobs To China

Richard Grenell | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Richard Grenell

Make no mistake about it, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is a technology whiz. But his energy ideas are bankrupt. His $50 million gift to support the Sierra Club's anti-coal agenda and to stop coal-fired power plants will undoubtedly help move American jobs to China.

Christmas in Summer

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.05.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

In this Christmas in the summertime, Bloomberg has planted a seed of hope that promises that Big Coal's days are numbered.

Moving Beyond Oil and Stopping a Bad Bill

Michael Brune | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

With all the attention on the debt-ceiling, it was easy to miss some of the other news coming from Washington. The White House announced a proposed fuel-efficiency standard for passenger cars and trucks of 54.5 miles per gallon.

Five Easy Ways to Get Clean Energy

Michael Brune | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

We can, as Gandhi said, "be the change we wish to see in the world." Here are five easy but effective ways you can change the world as well.

Bloomberg Makes Largest Advocacy Grant Ever

Aaron Dorfman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Impact
Aaron Dorfman

Far too often, American foundations are reluctant to invest heavily in advocacy, community organizing and civic engagement -- even though it's proven that these strategies provide a tremendous return on investment.

Game Time

Carl Pope | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

As of today, the coal lobby knows that it faces an opposition that is not only organized, not only networked, not only national -- but also empowered.

The Coal Stops Here

Michael Brune | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

I'm usually skeptical of absolutes. But not when it comes to coal.

Moving Beyond Coal: A Game-Changer

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

New York mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg just announced a $50 million commitment over four years to clean the air, move beyond coal, and accelerate the transition to cleaner, cost-effective energy sources.

Bloomberg Commits $50 Million To Take Down Coal

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

As the leader of one of the world's largest cities, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has cultivated visions for how to improve quality of life in urba...

Governor Quinn OKs State's First Coal-To-Gas Plant

Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday signed legislation OKing a proposed plant that would convert coal to natural gas, the state's first of its kind,...