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Suit: Coal-Powered Plants Violated Federal Law 1,400 Times

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 03.12.2013 | Detroit

An environmental group is taking action against an energy utility company they say is responsible for at least 1,400 violations of the federal Clean A...

Latina Activist Stands up to an Industry Sick With Greed

Javier Sierra | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

The pipeline -- a project that must be first approved by President Obama -- would transport millions of barrels of a type of crude that contains 20 percent more carbon than the conventional kind. Scientists have warned that if this project were completed, it would mean game over for the planet's climate.

Montana and Minnesota: Coal vs. Clean Energy

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.08.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

It's easy to get excited about the future coming off our recent announcement that we're half-way to our goal of retiring one-third of the nation's coa...

1 Billion Still Rising

Jacob Devaney | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

The struggle to prevent violence, to stop destructive environmental practices and bring healing needs your support. Every positive action makes a difference.

India & Solar's New Normal

Justin Guay | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

The most important reason to adapt is the speed with which it produces results. That's because small scale, localized deployment is agile and capable of growing rapidly. An attribute that large-scale centralized solar farms lack -- especially in India.

Hanging Out: Diversity in the Outdoors

Stacy Bare | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Stacy Bare

Our natural heritage is just that, our natual heritage, but as a country the outdoors are seen as a typically white and often times male domain.

It's Time for Us to Raise the Volume and Take Back Our Democracy

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

With gridlock and malicious behavior paralyzing our government, it is now up to we, the people, to become more visible and vocal, to show Congress what needs to be done. Here are some thoughts and ideas on where we need to go from here, and how we can become involved.

Climate Change This Week: Pipeline Lunacy, Solar Supremacy, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Yo, O, Say It Ain't So: State Department Analysis Says XL pipeline harmless since the Canadian tar sands oil would be mined and drilled anyway, report...

A Big New Milestone Reached In Coal Retirement, Public Health, Climate Disruption

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Millions of Americans are breathing easier these days as we announce that the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign has crossed the halfway mark toward mee...

ALEC Sham Chemical Disclosure Model Tucked Into Illinois Fracking Bill

Steve Horn | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Illinois is the next state on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)'s target list for putting the oil industry's interests ahead of the public interest.

Our Distributed Future: M2M, Energy & Water Access

Justin Guay | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Suffice to say, the opportunity is real, it's huge, and it's just waiting to be tapped. It's important to note that solar crowdfunding may be instrumental in making it happen.

Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the Way on Fossil Fuel Divestment

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

While I loved every one of the thousands of faces I saw at Sunday's massive Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C., I was especially inspired by...

It's Time: Move America Forward on Climate

Michael Marx | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Michael Marx

President Obama must lead our nation in the transition to a clean-energy economy that will create jobs, clean our air and water, protect our wild places, and improve our health. It's time to move America Forward on Climate.

'Green News Report' - February 19, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.21.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

40,000+ Join 'Forward on Climate' Rally in Washington, DC

Jamie Henn | Posted 04.19.2013 | Green
Jamie Henn

Today, over 40,000 people poured into the streets of Washington, DC to protest the Keystone XL pipeline and push President Obama "Forward on Climate."

America's Environmental Future Starts Now

Philip Radford | Posted 04.17.2013 | Green
Philip Radford

If you're coming to D.C. this weekend, you won't see your parents' environmental movement here on the Mall. The climate crisis has forged a new, diverse coalition of Americans who have seen the effects of our fossil fuel dependency and want no future with it.

Doing the Right Thing

Michael Brune | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

I believe the president when he says he will take action on climate, as well as push for clean-energy solutions and greater energy efficiency. What's at issue, though, is not whether President Obama is willing to do something, but whether he's ready to do the right things.

The State of the Union and Climate Change

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

While President Obama's focus on climate change is a welcome, albeit belated, shift, it remains to be seen whether he will match words with action. More and more environmental organizations and activists are prepared to keep the pressure on to ensure he does.

Tarsands Showdown, Allies Converge to Protect the Sacred

Jacob Devaney | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Global warming is a threat to all of us regardless of our politics, religion, or culture. People from all walks of life are realizing this and converging to address this common threat and 350.org, Bill McKibben, along with The Sierra Club are leading the charge.

Filthy and Over-Budget? Let the Public Pay For It!

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

A fight over a new coal plant in Mississippi that is heating up this week offers a powerful example of the high cost of coal, both for our wallets and...

Sierra Club Pens Letter To President Obama

Posted 02.11.2013 | Green

In anticipation of Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, the Sierra Club penned the following letter to President Obama, signed by 30 celebrit...

Obama's Legacy, the Climate Rally, and What It Means for Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.10.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

My daughter Hazel is no stranger to rallies and public hearings. I've taken her to all sorts of events, because it's her future that's at stake...and ...

New Ads Highlight World Bank's Deadly Coal Plans for Kosovo

Justin Guay | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Despite the World Bank president Dr. Kim's high-profile calls to tackle climate change, the institution continues to barrel forward with its support for a dirty new coal plant in Kosovo. Local civil society has made its opposition to these plans abundantly clear.

Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Here are two headlines from the past week that blew me away (no pun intended):#1- Wind was the top new energy source to come online in 2012.#2- "Renew...

The Day We Move Forward on Climate

Michael Brune | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

We need the Barack Obama who was able to inspire millions to believe in the possibility of change and the power of hope. We need that leader to passionately and eloquently show the American people that solving the climate crisis is not a burden but an incredible opportunity.