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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 […]

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    Desmond Tutu: It’s Time to ‘Move Beyond the Fossil Fuel Era’

    Desmond Tutu: It’s Time to ‘Move Beyond the Fossil Fuel Era’

    This weekend, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a long-time advocate for the environment, released a powerful video urging the world leaders in New York City for the UN Climate Summit to “move beyond the fossil fuel era.” The Nobel Prize-winning retired archbishop from South Africa said “the destruction of Earth’s environment is the human rights challenge of […]

    400,000 Demand Climate Action Now at Largest Climate March in World History

    400,000 Demand Climate Action Now at Largest Climate March in World History

    Today in New York City 400,000 people attended what is now known as the largest climate action in world history. The march in New York City was by far the largest of the 2,808 People’s Climate rallies that took place today in 166 countries from around the world. From the crowded streets of New Delhi to Melbourne to Johannesburg, […]

    How to Build a Wind Turbine From Scratch

    How to Build a Wind Turbine From Scratch

    Thanks to filmmaker Jake Beed and the Action4Climate video competition, you can have a first-hand look at what it’s like to build a wind turbine from scratch. In If You Build It, watch a group of young Canadians strive for a more sustainable way of life by figuring out how to generate their own power via a […]

    World Population to Hit 12 Billion in 2100, New Study Predicts

    World Population to Hit 12 Billion in 2100, New Study Predicts

    Researchers had been predicting a leveling off of the world’s population, currently more than seven million. But Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, published a paper today projecting that population will continue to grow in this century and could reach 12 billion by 2100. The paper gave an 80 percent chance […]

    Teen Activist Walks Across America for Climate Action

    Teen Activist Walks Across America for Climate Action

    Are you tired of hearing how apathetic young people are? Then listen to Kelsey Juliana. Oregon teen Kelsey Juliana tells Bill Moyers how she got her passion to protect the climate. Photo credit: Moyers & Company Her parents met in ’90s while protesting logging in Oregon’s old-growth forests, and she’s a chip off the old blocks. […]

    Watch People’s Climate March Live Right Here on Sunday

    Watch People’s Climate March Live Right Here on Sunday

    300,000+ participate in Peoples Climate March. Read more here. Watch the People’s Climate March: [livestream http://new.livestream.com/accounts/467901/events/3400186/player?width=640&height=360&autoPlay=true&mute=false expand=1] People’s Climate March Predictions are growing for the number of people who will be arriving in New York City Sunday for the historic People’s Climate March. And if you can’t be among them, you can follow all the action […]

    50 Dirtiest U.S. Power Plants Huge Contributor to Carbon Emissions

    50 Dirtiest U.S. Power Plants Huge Contributor to Carbon Emissions

    U.S. power plants are an outsized contributor to the world’s carbon pollution, a new report released by Environment America Research & Policy Center and the Frontier Group says. It found that in 2012, they added more climate change-causing carbon to the environment than the entire economies of any nation other than China. The report, “America’s Dirtiest […]

    The People’s Climate March: A Time Where ‘We’ Can Make a Difference

    The People’s Climate March: A Time Where ‘We’ Can Make a Difference

    Protecting the planet from the worst consequences of climate change is not an “I” issue, it’s a “We” issue, and notice we are using a capital “W.”  That’s why it’s important for as many people as possible to take part in the People’s Climate March in New York, the various other marches around the world, and […]