Climate

The Great March for Climate Action

The Great March for Climate Action

Uncharacteristic Los Angeles rains weren’t enough to dampen the spirits of The Great March for Climate Action at the launch of this epic journey. Luckily, there was a break in the rains long enough for a dry and inspiring rally at Wilmington Waterfront Park. Behind the stage, stretched across the horizon, towered an oil refinery and […]

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    Victory for Greenpeace Campaign as LEGO Dumps Shell Oil

    Victory for Greenpeace Campaign as LEGO Dumps Shell Oil

    After an intense three-month campaign by Greenpeace that included the most viral video in its history, LEGO announced that it is ending its partnership with Shell Oil Company.  “It’s a massive victory for the million people globally who called on LEGO to stop helping Shell look like a responsible and caring company rather than a […]

    Find Out Which State Contributes Most to Climate Change

    Find Out Which State Contributes Most to Climate Change

    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2013 figures for its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, now in its fourth year. These figures show which states, as well as which industry sectors and which individual businesses, produce the most climate change-inducing greenhouse gas emissions. The undisputed winner—or loser, if you prefer—is Texas, with its […]

    20,000+ Ride to Save the Arctic

    20,000+ Ride to Save the Arctic

    On Saturday more than 20,000 people took to the streets in more than 30 countries across the globe to celebrate the Arctic and demand protection for this unique region of the world. “Ice Ride,” a global day of action to save the Arctic, is a call for the creation of a protected sanctuary around the North Pole to save marine […]

    What American Environmentalists Can Learn From Prime Minister Modi

    What American Environmentalists Can Learn From Prime Minister Modi

    A Discourse of Character not Consequence Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rock-star love-fest with the American Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden last week was hardly a policy address—Modi’s theme was India’s potential greatness and his vision of how to enable it, not a ten-part to-do list for his new government. But his summation of the […]

    The Climate Movement Roars

    The Climate Movement Roars

    Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: the People’s Climate March changed the social map—many maps, in fact, since hundreds of smaller marches took place in 162 countries. That march in New York City, spectacular as it may have been with its 400,000 participants, joyous as it was, moving as it was […]

    5 Must-See Videos Inspired by the People’s Climate March

    5 Must-See Videos Inspired by the People’s Climate March

    It was great to be in New York City and one of the 400,000 taking part in the People’s Climate March. What an incredible moment in time. It truly feels like the tipping point we’ve all been waiting for. Check out these five videos providing an excellent overview on the spectacular climate events in NYC: 1. From the […]

    Will Facebook Dump ALEC?

    Will Facebook Dump ALEC?

    Following in the footsteps of Google, Facebook confirmed yesterday that it too would likely drop its membership in the controversial corporate lobbying group the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), as environmentalists have long been pressuring. The group writes “model” legislation supporting the fossil fuel industry and opposing clean energy. Facebook says it’s unlikely it will […]

    Even Coal Baron Robert Murray Knows the Future of Coal is Dead

    Even Coal Baron Robert Murray Knows the Future of Coal is Dead

    Last week, Standard & Poor dropped huge multinational coal company Peabody Energy from its S&P 500 Index. Last spring, SNL Energy News said that, “The total market value of publicly traded U.S. coal companies has rebounded slightly in recent months, but remains nearly 63 percent lower than a total of the same companies at a near-term coal market peak […]