Climate

35,000+ March at Forward on Climate Rally

35,000+ March at Forward on Climate Rally

350.org Sierra Club Natural Resources Defense Council Today, during President’s Day weekend, more than 35,000 people marched to the President’s doorstep to support immediate action to contain climate change. People from more than 30 states across the country whose land, homes and health is being threatened by the climate crisis, as well as students, scientists, […]

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    Will the Mercury Treaty Negotiations Reduce Mercury Poisoning Around the World?

    Will the Mercury Treaty Negotiations Reduce Mercury Poisoning Around the World?

    Waterkeeper Alliance By Sharon Khan [Editor’s note: Waterkeeper Alliance‘s International Director Sharon Khan is attending the mercury treaty negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, and is providing live updates from the conference. For information regarding the mercury treaty negotiations, read Mercury Rising, Political Will Falling by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Marc Yaggi, and the report Global […]

    Seattle Mayor Orders City to Divest from Fossil Fuels

    Seattle Mayor Orders City to Divest from Fossil Fuels

    350.org By Jamie Henn More than 2,000 people joined 350.org in Seattle on Nov. 7 to kick-off the “Do the Math” tour and nationwide divestment campaign. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn sent a letter to the city’s two chief pension funds last week, formally requesting that they “refrain from future investments in fossil fuel companies and […]

    Don’t Throw Wind Power Off the Fiscal Cliff—Renew the Wind Production Tax Credit

    Don’t Throw Wind Power Off the Fiscal Cliff—Renew the Wind Production Tax Credit

    Environment America As superstorm Sandy and its aftermath prompt more Americans to call for action tackling global warming, Environment America released a new report showing how current power generation from wind energy prevents as much global warming pollution as taking 13 million cars off the road each year. With the fiscal cliff and the expiration […]

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    World Energy Outlook 2012—The Good, the Bad and the Really, Truly Ugly

    TomDispatch by Michael Klare Rarely does the release of a data-driven report on energy trends trigger front-page headlines around the world. That, however, is exactly what happened on Nov. 12 when the prestigious Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) released this year’s edition of its World Energy Outlook. In the process, just about everyone missed its […]

    72% of Harvard Students Vote to Divest from Fossil Fuels

    72% of Harvard Students Vote to Divest from Fossil Fuels

    350.org On Nov. 16, the Harvard College Undergraduate Council announced that the student body had voted 72 percent in favor of Harvard University divesting its $30.7 billion endowment from fossil fuels. Members of the Harvard chapter of Students for a Just and Stable Future have been campaigning since September to divest Harvard’s endowment from the […]

    Putting Profits Before People—NAACP Exposes Impact of Coal-Fired Power Plants on Low Income Communities

    Putting Profits Before People—NAACP Exposes Impact of Coal-Fired Power Plants on Low Income Communities

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People is a new report analyzing sulfur dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions in conjunction with demographic factors—race, income and population density—to rank the environmental justice performance of the nation’s 378 coal fired power plants. Photo courtesy of NAACP The National […]

    Electricity from Trees Dirtier than Coal

    Electricity from Trees Dirtier than Coal

    Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Burning whole trees in power stations can be dirtier than coal, concludes a new report by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. The report uses Government’s own data to show that burning whole trees to generate electricity is worse […]

    DEBATE: McKibben vs. Epstein—Are Fossil Fuels a Risk to the Planet?

    DEBATE: McKibben vs. Epstein—Are Fossil Fuels a Risk to the Planet?

    After one hour and thirty-nine minutes of watching Bill McKibben “debate” Alex Epstein on whether fossil fuels pose a risk to the planet, my daughter and I were outraged that Epstein is capable of taking such a humanistic, anthropocentric position on the issues regarding the health of our planet. Nothing could better demonstrate Epstein’s complete […]