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Ken Cuccinelli's Environmental Record Attacked in New Campaign

Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

The Sierra Club launched a new website on Thursday attacking Virginia's Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli's positions on environmental...

Wolves Will Lick Your Face

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

The penultimate trip this summer for me and Daniel can be summed up in two words: wolves rock. Still in awe, and it's been over a week since I was licked on the face by one.

Louisiana gives the green light to a publicly opposed coal terminal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...

Kate Sheppard

Keystone XL's Climate Impact Would Be Enormous, According to Enviros

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Further development of the Canadian tar sands will be a disaster for the climate, and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is the "linchpin...

Why Keystone Flunks the Climate Test

Michael Brune | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

In June Obama said he will not approve the pipeline if it would significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. Today the Sierra Club, Oil Change International, and 13 partner groups have released a report that settles the issue: Keystone XL would be a climate disaster.

Outdoor Nation Vacation

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 10.28.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

Even though the phrase "youth leadership summit" is drier than the Mojave Desert, this one was practically Niagara Falls. We had absolutely no idea what to expect, but were pretty much sold once they gave each attendee a nifty trivia answering pad.

Frack Me! Illinois Environmental Council Awards Big Coal/Fracking Champ Bradley With Top Honors?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The skewed IEC award stunned many in Illinois' diverse environmental community, which had been deeply divided over the backroom negotiations on an admittedly flawed regulatory bill earlier this summer.

Why Greens Are Commemorating the March on Washington

Quentin James | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Quentin James

We're standing up for the clean energy economy that's growing nationwide and proving we don't have to sacrifice our planet for good paying jobs.

Protect Public Lands From Reckless Fracking? Yes We Can!

Michael Brune | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

One of the worst consequences of President Obama's reckless "all of the above" energy policy is the blight of oil and gas rigs that has spread across our public lands -- often right next to national parks and wilderness areas.

Solar Crowdfunding's Lessons Learned

Justin Guay | Posted 10.13.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

We have two broken systems - energy and finance - which conspire to support a coal fired centralized grid that never reaches the poor while driving ...

Poisoning the Well at World's End?

Dan Chu | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Dan Chu

Promises from dirty energy companies to homeowners of easy money are quickly replaced by a nightmare of drinking water contaminated with toxic fracking chemicals and giant gas flares spewing toxins into the air next to houses and schools.

Environmental Justice Activists Look to Close Big Polluter's Loopholes

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

A loophole is a polluter's best friend -- and today, community activists from fenceline communities traveled to Washington, D.C., to try and close on...

Cool Schools Lead the Way

Quentin James | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Quentin James

This week, Sierra magazine released its seventh annual ranking of America's greenest schools, a salute to colleges that are helping to solve climate problems and making significant efforts to operate sustainably.

Public opposition to Plaquemines Parish coal terminals grows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Aug. 19, 2013 edition.) Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could shi...

Keystone XL Pipeline Controversy Sparks Photo Campaign

Upworthy | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

The Keystone XL pipeline is a very controversial project that inspires many passionate speeches (and rants) from politicians and oil tycoons....

Being Green In A Red State

AP | By JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 10.15.2013 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Wayde Schafer and his children stood atop a towering butte two decades ago and watched in the distance as a nodding donkey pum...

"Everything is Connected" - The People vs. Coal Exports in the Northwest

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In recent days, there were new developments in the fight against Northwest coal exports that stopped me in my tracks. Last week, the news broke that t...

Sprog Blog

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

When I picture an "environmentalist," my mind does not immediately conjure up someone my age, but that's exactly what we found. The oldest person anywhere in the vicinity was 27. Time to partay... wholesome, campfire style.

U.S. Coal Exports

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

It remains to be seen if the U.S. will phase out coal domestically and merely displace its harmful effects to developing economies, especially China and India, or phase it out altogether.

UGA Students, Community Take a Stand Against Campus Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Nationwide, college students continue to take the lead on climate action. From leading divestment campaigns, to urging their schools to move beyond di...

Protecting Our Water from Coal Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Think about this: Have you spent a day out on the water this summer? Swimming? Fishing? Boating? Well believe it or not, for decades, power plants hav...

Environmental Education Bridges the Partisan Divide in Congress

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Jackie Ostfeld

I have seen the look of surprise on kids' faces when they come to understand that water does not starts its journey at the kitchen sink, or when they do something as simple as pull a carrot out of the ground for the first time.

El Crudo Más Sucio del Planeta: The Release of the Spanish Language Tar Sands Video

Michael Marx | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

The Sierra Club is determined to stop the development of this dirty fuel and to support Latino communities such as Manchester in their fight against Keystone XL and other dangerous oil schemes.

President Obama's Climate Action Plan and Domestic Coal

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Just last week two coal-fired power plants in Southwestern Pennsylvania -- Mitchell and Hatfield's Ferry -- announced they would shut down by Oct. 9 rather than face expensive work to bring them up to safety standards.

A Natural Path to Protect What We Love

Dan Chu | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Dan Chu

Everyone has a deep connection to a special place in nature.  It may be a public park or trail, a stream, a bit of green in their backyard, or a wilderness area high up in the mountains.