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University Of North Carolina Commits To Alternative Fuels

BusinessWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Student environmental activists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill won a commitment from administrators to stop using coal for campus ...

Farewell to an Unlikely Hero

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

On some really big issues, I think the late Senator Byrd got it wrong. But I admired that he refused to compromise with the increasing trivialization and mean-spiritedness of American politics.

Of Avatar and Oil Leaks: A Mashup

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

At first it was just the uber-businessman from Avatar I thought I heard coming through in British Petroleum's hole in the ocean floor responses, but it seems like there are more parallels by the day.

Senator Robert Byrd: An Appreciation

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

As we remember the legacy of Senator Robert Byrd this week, we wanted to note his amazing change of opinion on the issue of burning coal for power. During his final years he signaled that West Virginia must begin to look at a future beyond coal.

Message Received

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Today, the Sierra Club planted 10,000 flags on the National Mall, a representation of the tens of thousands of "virtual" flags that our online supporters have planted in the cause of moving Beyond Oil.

Washing Mother Earth's Face

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

It's an extraordinary lesson in civic pride and patriotism that Hispanics, one of the country's most underserved communities, are willing to make sacrifices for the common good.

Turtles And Tourism Clash In Puerto Rico

The New York Times | MIREYA NAVARRO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

At first there were only a few nests, but over the past two decades hundreds of leatherback sea turtles have made the beaches near the El Yunque natio...

Utah's First Strip Mine Faces Environmental Hurdles Due To Bryce Canyon National Park Proximity

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Peabody Energy Exec Misleads During Coal Debate

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

Last night I debated the role of coal in our country's energy future with Peabody Energy VP of Government Relations Fred Palmer on the campus of Washi...

Law and Order on the Docks

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

For years the advocates of trade giveaways like NAFTA and the WTO have argued that they wanted a "rules-based" set of global trading regulations. It's a good idea. Unfortunately, they haven't delivered.

Weekly Mulch: As risks for oil and gas grow, USSF offers change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused t...

Sierra Club Receives $11k In Mail, Botched Drug Deal Suspected

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch By Sarah Terry-Cobo A Sierra Club mailroom worker combing through the arriving mail at the gro...

Sam Stein

Sierra Club Forcefully Opposes Key Cap-And-Trade Compromise | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One of the leading environmental groups in the country offered its most forceful opposition yet to a leading compromise on climate change legislation,...

Report: Coal Industry Harms TN and WV More Than It Helps

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

And so we learn that even beyond the human and environmental health damage the coal industry does, the economic damage is there as well.

Weekly Mulch: Citizens Lead Cochabamba Climate Negotiations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental advocates from around the world gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia, this week and resolved that, ...

Earth Day: Profiling Coal's Eco-Heroes

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

As we remember the first Earth Day happening 40 years ago, it's also worth spending some time today thinking about our eco-heroes, too.

Rating the Rations: A Taste Test of Freeze-Dried Hiking Foods

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Avital Andrews

We recruited six young adults from Leadership Excellence, to blind taste an array of commercially produced freeze-dried fare. Our volunteers sampled 15 entrees and five desserts and scored them on a scale of 1 to 10.

Demand No More Coal, No More Oil This Independence Day

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

19th century energy sources have no place in a clean-energy economy. Coal belongs in the same category as oil -- dirty and dangerous energy sources we must phase out as soon as possible.

Carve Out for the NRA Carves Up Democracy (UPDATED)

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

In Washington, it's an article of faith that what the National Rifle Association wants, the National Rifle Association gets. But people are pushing back against the entrenched culture of special favors.

Sierra Club Chooses Corporate Sponsorship Over Grassroots Activists

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jane Hamsher

The Sierra Club is a marquee name that has indeed gone for the green: cash. Environmental activists should carefully examine the way in which the organization is operating.

Why Jane Hamsher Should Join the Sierra Club

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Jane thinks that somehow we can't criticize the president, nor challenge him to do a better job than he has so far. We can, and we are. So look a little deeper, Jane, and join us. I'll even waive your membership fee.

Tar Sands Pipeline Environmental Review is Flawed

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bruce Nilles

Since our Beyond Coal Campaign is also committed to fighting dirty fuels such as liquid coal, we're just as committed to stopping the latest dirty fue...

Why The Sierra Club No Longer Deserves Your Trust

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jane Hamsher

The Sierra Club's ability to successfully advocate for environmental causes doesn't depend on access to politicians. But they have opted for an "inside" game, and have thus dropped the ball on pressuring officials from the outside.

Cochabamba PWCCC - Latinos and the Environment

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kety Esquivel

This blog post was written by Angela Adrar, Lance Rios and myself (Kety Esquivel). "As a Colombiana naturalized in the US, going to Cochabamba for t...

Coal Execs Taken to Task On Capitol Hill

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

Reps. Markey and Inslee did a phenomenal job taking the coal industry to task for their global warming doubts and for the industry's accusations that the government is assaulting them via regulation.