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Who Needs Clean Water?

Michael Brune | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Frankly, clean water should be a no-brainer. Our wetlands, lakes, and streams aren't a luxury -- they're a necessity. Today, 117 million Americans get their drinking water from public systems that rely on seasonal, rain-dependent, and headwater streams that are now at risk of pollution.

Time to Create an ECHO Across America: Every Child Healthy Outdoors

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Jackie Ostfeld

While progress may be being made in some areas, there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that all kids and youth are meeting the daily physical activity guidelines, and perhaps even more work to be done to ensure that getting outdoors is a part of that daily routine.

Weeks, Months, and Years Later, Still No Coal Ash Safety Standards

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

This week marks the six month anniversary of the Dan River coal ash spill in North Carolina. In February 2014, a broken pipe released up to 82,000 gal...

A Historic Week for Clean Air and Energy

Michael Brune | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

People showed up because they believe it's long past time our nation gets serious about the pollution that's disrupting our climate.

Mississippi Power, Sierra Settle Coal Litigation

AP | By JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene Coun...

Meatless Monday -- 'Cowspiracy:' The One Thing No One Talks About

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.04.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Kip Andersen, co-producer/director of "Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret," considered himself to be an environmentalist. He recycled to reduce was...

Kate Sheppard

Ex-Im Reauthorization Bill Comes Without Manchin's Measure Blocking Coal Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) did not include his effort to block new coal rules in a bill reauthorizing funds for the United States Export...

You Pay More for a Crappy 1-BDRM Apartment in San Francisco Than the City Does for Hetch Hetchy Valley

Sierra | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Sierra

San Francisco is one of the most expensive places in the country to live. The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,285. But! If you want to rent this beautiful valley in Yosemite National Park and then drown it, it will only set you back $30,000 a year.

A Haven for Ancient Turtles

Dan Chu | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

In addition to the loss of beach habitat, ingestion of floating plastic bags, which look like jellyfish, is a likely factor in this decline. Light pollution from homes and resorts by nesting beaches can disorient turtles that rely on stars for navigation.

Idaho at Its Best

Michael Brune | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

President Obama has stepped up the pace of his national monument designations during his second term and, as I heard him say at the signing ceremony last May for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, he's not finished yet. Here, in the heart of Idaho, is one of the last and greatest unprotected jewels of American wilderness. You can help us convince President Obama to save it.

Hearings and Rallies Next Week! Your Voice is Needed to Support Climate Action

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever national standard to clean up carbon pollution from power plants. Now the EPA ...

Solar Company Sungevity Celebrates $1.5 Million Raised For Nonprofits

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

Sungevity, Inc., a company created to allow homeowners to design their own solar power systems through an online process, announced Wednesday that the...

Can We See All Earth as the Sacred Temple of Today?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 09.21.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

How can we draw on the ancient wisdom of Biblical Israel as an indigenous people in sacred relationship with the Earth? How can we use this storehouse of wisdom toward helping heal all Humanity and Mother Earth today, from a crucial planetary crisis threatening the very life and health of all of us?

'Anywhere So Beautiful'

Michael Brune | Posted 09.20.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Unfortunately, politicians who share President Ford's opinion are in short supply these days -- especially in Congress.

Here's Waldo

Michael Brune | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

In Oregon, our first big stop was at a place that I'm happy to say has already been protected for more than a century: Crater Lake National Park. The blue water looked as amazing as when gold prospectors stumbled upon it in 1853. It's the deepest lake in the U.S., with incredibly clear water.

Kate Sheppard

Environmental Groups To Dems: No Coal In Ex-Im Reauthorization

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress is tied up in a debate over whether or not to reauthorize funding for a federal agency that most people have never heard of -- ...

A Day for Women and the World

Michael Brune | Posted 09.09.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Although developed countries are responsible for the majority of wasteful fossil fuel consumption, developing nations, where most of the population growth is happening, are where consumption is increasing the fastest. For such countries, essential resources like water are scarce, and modern family-planning resources are even scarcer.

Stop Polluters From Putting Their Money Where Your Mouth Is

Courtney Hight | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green
Courtney Hight

Udall and Bennet's amendment will overturn the damaging effects of Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC that have thrown open the floodgates to a tidal wave of corrupting campaign cash. Ever since these decisions, the amount of toxic money from big polluters in our political system has skyrocketed.

Kate Sheppard

Secret Trade Doc Calls For More Exports Of U.S. Oil And Gas To Europe

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The European Union is making its desire to import more oil and natural gas from the United States very clear in the course of discussion...

Wilderness Forward

Dan Chu | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Dan Chu

My first Wilderness experience was as a Boy Scout in California. Spending four days on a Wilderness backpacking trip in the Klamath Mountains at the age of 13 changed my life forever and put me on a path to be a conservationist.

From East to West, Good News for Wilderness and Communities Threatened by Coal Projects

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In the past week we've received good news on major proposed coal projects that pose a threat to communities and beautiful places, from both the easter...

The Joys of Summer Include Savoring the Great Outdoors

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Ahh, summertime. Just hearing the word "summer" makes you relax a bit, especially for those who endured this harsh winter. As June turns to July, it...

North Omaha Residents Win Major Clean Air and Climate Victory

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In North Omaha, Nebraska, local residents just won a powerful, inspiring victory to move their utility beyond coal. After years of amazing community a...

The Power of a Plan

Michael Brune | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Kudos to the EPA. But you know what? We've already seen some important results from this plan that -- if not quite "accidental" -- were by no means a sure thing, either.

Recent Federal Court Decision Could Muddy Waters for Keystone XL South, Flanagan South

Steve Horn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

In the Delaware Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) case, judges ruled that a continuous pipeline project cannot be segmented into multiple parts to avoid a comprehensive National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. This is what Kinder Morgan proposed and did for its Northeast Upgrade Project.