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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.

A La Solar Style

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 09.15.2013 | College
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

Turns out there's this international contest between university teams competing to create the most energy-efficient house using solar energy, and it goes by the name Solar Decathlon because the houses are judged on 10 categories.

On the Trail of the Whales: Navigating a Storm

Doreen Walton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

I wonder if the whales find comfortable places to wait out storms. Are they helped and cheered by creatures on the way, as we have been, at every step, by the kindest people?

Activist Profile: National Christian Denomination Stands Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

One of the best parts of my work is that I get to be inspired, every day, by the stories of people who are taking action - and taking leadership - to ...

Speaking Out for Clean Water Protections

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Tuesday was a great day for clean water. We saw more than 100 activists turn out at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to support stron...

Power Plants Kill Fish! OK, What Can We Do?

Kyle Rabin | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Kyle Rabin

There are many reasons to take interest in this important environmental regulatory and enforcement issue. But what can we do about this ecological harm besides letting our local, state and federal officials know that we are concerned about the needless destruction?

Best Interns Go Monumental

Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz | Posted 09.07.2013 | DC
Daniel Cespedes and Izzy Weisz

Washington, D.C. -- the land of dudes in suits, big black SUVs parked suspiciously around every corner and, incidentally, where we found ourselves last week amidst Supreme Court decisions galore.

Last Stop -- The Grand Canyon

Michael Brune | Posted 09.04.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Shouldn't the Grand Canyon be considered sacred by all Americans? Do we want to risk contaminating it for what amounts to forever -- just so mining companies can profit from high uranium prices?