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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.

Kate Sheppard

Nebraska Utility Is Phasing Out Some Coal Units, And It Won't Cost That Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

The Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska announced on Thursday that it will retire three coal units in the next two years at its North Omaha plant ...

Off-Grid, Clean Energy Access Market Valued at $12 Billion

Justin Guay | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Justin Guay

One in five people around the world, approximately 1.3 billion people, lack access to electricity.

Beleaguered Plaquemines Town Is Slated for a Borrow Pit

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead Thursday to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on Highway 23's west side across from the African American community of Ironton.

It Reeks of Injustice in Wasco, CA: A Latino Barrio Gets the Short End of the Pollution Stick, Again

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

In Wasco -- in the San Joaquin Valley where tens of thousands of farm workers toil -- a local ordinance has approved the expansion of a railroad coal depot right next to an overwhelmingly Latino barrio.

Why Are Some in Congress Content to Let Wind Industry Jobs Blow Away?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Clean energy enjoys strong, broad, bipartisan support. It's time to make more citizens aware of what their elected representatives are actually doing -- or not doing -- to support it.

Kick Nature-Deficit Disorder to the Curb: Celebrating Great Outdoors Month

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

June is Great Outdoors Month, and there is no better time to kick Nature-Deficit Disorder to the curb. So, let me share ten ways to get outside and celebrate the outdoors this month.

Partners for the Future

Michael Brune | Posted 08.06.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

I was honored to be invited to speak to the United Auto Workers in Detroit at their convention this week. Even though the Sierra Club and the UAW have been working together for years, some people don't know we're natural allies.

Arizona: Fight for Clean Air and Clean Energy Inspires a Family of Activists

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Kathy Mohr-Almeida and her daughter Anna -- along with millions of others in Arizona and surrounding states -- could breathe a little easier if the Environmental Protection Agency steps up to enforce the Clean Air Act protections for Navajo Generating Station, one of the biggest polluters in Arizona.

Why Are Our Tax Dollars Helping Companies Discriminate?

Mike Lux | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

Is it too much to ask my environmentally friendly, pro-LGBT rights, pro-civil rights friends in the Obama White House to ask their appointees at Ex-Im to have some regard for these values when they are doing their work at the agency?

Defending Clean Energy in Ohio and Beyond

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you watched this week's episode of Showtime's climate series Years of Living Dangerously, you saw a fantastic piece by America Ferrera called "Agai...

Score Another One for Wilderness

Michael Brune | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

For more than a century, presidents have been using the Antiquities Act to save our national treasures, and President Obama's just-announced designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument in southern New Mexico shows exactly why this law is so indispensable.

Transatlantic Trade Pact Endangers Action on Climate

Ilana Solomon | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Ilana Solomon

The health of our families and our communities are indeed in danger. A newly proposed trade deal with the European Union threatens our climate and hinders the ability of governments and communities to tackle the crisis of climate change.

Zach Carter

Drill Baby Drill: The Secret Trade Memo

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The European Union is pressing the Obama administration to expand U.S. fracking, offshore oil drilling and natural gas exploration under...

Will the Next Coal Ash Disaster Be in Your Neighborhood?

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Guess what -- you might be living near a toxic coal ash dump that threatens your local water supply, without even knowing it.