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Obama on Climate: Back in the Game

Michael Brune | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Is everything in the Climate Action Plan workable -- or even a good idea to begin with? Of course not. On balance, though, the plan offers a way for our nation to move forward strongly.

President Obama's Climate Action Plan

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While the Keystone pipeline was not mentioned in the Climate Action Plan, President Obama did refer to it in his talk, stating that it was not mentioned because the decision about it lies with the State Department. If it is passed, it has to have proven benefits for the U.S., he said.

Lucia Graves

Obama Lays Out Second-Term Climate Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday invoked his executive authority to undertake a slew of measures aimed at curbing climate change and pr...

What Obama's Climate Announcement Means for Coal and Clean Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.25.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

If you're reading this post, then you are part of the last generation of people who will have the chance to stop runaway climate disruption. Coal-fire...

Celebrating Solar Power in North Carolina

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

With all the controversial climate and clean energy legislation in North Carolina in the past year, one might be surprised to hear that the state rank...

A Red Rock Ramble: Protecting the Canyonlands

Dan Chu | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Dan Chu

Now is the time for those who manage our federal public lands to prioritize protecting the recreational, cultural and natural treasures of those lands, rather than promoting dirty fuels development and contributing to our climate crisis.

Dr. Kim's Deadly New Coal Plant?

Justin Guay | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

That's a headline I never imagined I'd write. Those who follow the World Bank have grown painfully accustomed to ample rhetoric followed by limited re...

A Plateau Under Siege

Michael Brune | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

The Roan Plateau is one of the four most biologically rich areas in Colorado -- and the only one not protected as a national park. Unfortunately, the Roan Plateau is also the epicenter of a natural-gas fracking epidemic

NY Election Reform: America Is Watching

Michael Brune | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact
Michael Brune

Time and again, during the Sierra Club's fights for clean energy and climate action, we've seen politicians side with the fossil fuel companies that stuff their campaign coffers instead of with the people that they are supposed to represent.

U.S. Coal Exports Causing Death in Europe

Justin Guay | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Co-authored by Lauri Myllyvirta Greenpeace International Increasing coal burning in Europe caused 2,000 additional premature deaths, with exports fro...

Maine Town Tells Coal Plant to Clean Up Its Act

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Every week it seems like yet another small town gets fed up with the coal industry and demands action. This week's fantastic example comes from Eliot,...

Touring Our Wild America

Michael Brune | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

We all need places where we can unwind in nature and connect with our family, friends, and community. My own favorite place to take our kids camping is only a few hours away from home, in a small state park with a beautiful old-growth redwood grove.

Lynne Peeples

'Deeply Flawed' Keystone XL Review Prompts Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green

Environmental advocates are mounting pressure against the U.S. State Department over a Keystone XL review process they say is "plagued by conflicts of...

Patriot Bankruptcy Puts Retired Miners in Life and Death Struggle

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.11.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In my many years in Appalachia, I've worked, traveled, prayed, broken bread, and raised a glass with a good many retired coal miners. I know that, in ...

Keystone XL: The Iconic Climate Battle

Michael Marx | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

If he opens the door to exploitation of the tar sands, he sends the signal to oil, coal and gas companies around the world that the one president who actually got climate change, didn't have the courage to stand up for what was right and protect the birthright of future generations--a healthy planet.

WATCH: 'What's Wrong With Coal'

Posted 06.09.2013 | Green

The Sierra Club has released a startling video to raise awareness about the effects of coal on both human health and the environment. "Coal 101: W...

Big Win in Nevada on Clean Energy, Retiring Dirty Coal Power

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

There is big news out of Nevada that will echo around the nation. Late Monday night the Nevada Assembly passed a bill clearing the path to retire the...

Fracking 'Shock Doctrine' Unveiled as 2013 Illinois Legislative Session Nears End

Steve Horn | Posted 07.31.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

With the deadline looming rapidly, anti-fracking activists -- or "fracktivists" -- have been protesting, sitting in, testifying in committee hearings and committing acts of non-violent civil disobedience daily at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.

6 Relaxing Vacations That Give Back (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.02.2013 | Travel

Your idea of a relaxing vacation may not involve volunteer work or sustainability initiatives, but there are ways to give back during your travels tha...

Lucia Graves

Climate Activists Target Missouri Congresswoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.30.2013 | Green

The Sierra Club has joined with Organizing For Action, an Obama-allied nonprofit group, to organize constituents of Rep. Ann Wagner to protest on Wedn...

UPDATE: Live at Historic Vote in Illinois: Steingraber and Citizens Bust Fracking Bill (Video)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Since the Governor and the bill negotiators have refused to visit a fracking operation, citizens delivered letters from impacted fracking and frac sand mining residents from Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Iowa to Gov. Quinn and Attorney General Madigan.

A Big Win for Clean Air in Pennsylvania - and Nationwide!

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Coal pollution contains all sorts of nasty, dangerous things, but one of the worst pollutants is sulfur dioxide. Just five minutes of exposure to sulf...

The Chinese Coal Bubble

Justin Guay | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

It seems everywhere you look the coal industry's 'supercycle' hype fails to match reality. Whether it's the EU, Japan or India shameless propaganda ab...

LNG Exports: The Wrong Side of History

Michael Brune | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Future generations will be incredulous that we ever debated the wisdom of increasing LNG exports. The result will be higher domestic prices as well a lot more drilling for natural gas -- primarily by fracking.

Pedaling Towards Equity: Communities of Color Lead Surge in Bike Use

Michael Marx | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

That support is true among the next generation, as well: 89 percent of young adults -- aged 18-29 -- have a positive view of bicycling and 75 percent agree that their community would be a better place to live if biking and walking were safer and more comfortable.