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Students Escalate Divestment Campaign After Universities Refuse to Sell Fossil Fuel Stocks

Students Escalate Divestment Campaign After Universities Refuse to Sell Fossil Fuel Stocks

Students across the country are escalating their campaigns for fossil fuel divestment after a number of high profile colleges and universities have rejected measures demanding they sell their stocks. Schools that have rejected requests for divestment include Harvard University, Cornell University, Middlebury College, Boston College, Vassar College, the City University of New York, Brown University and […]

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    Election Results Signal Growing Concern for the Environment

    Election Results Signal Growing Concern for the Environment

    Yesterday’s election results are shaping up to be a mixed bag of victories and defeats for environmentalists and concerned citizens across the country. In the Virginia gubernatorial race, Democrat Terry McAuliffe defeated Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, a Tea Party favorite.  McAuliffe’s victory comes after he became the first statewide candidate in the nation to hold his opponent accountable […]

    Oil and Honey: Fossil Fuel Industry vs. Sustainable Planet

    Oil and Honey: Fossil Fuel Industry vs. Sustainable Planet

    I’ve read most of Bill McKibben’s books and this one is the best. This book gives you an inside scoop on the last few years of McKibben’s life, both professionally and personally.  The professional part of McKibben’s life is about fossil fuels and is wildly intriguing, covering the birth of his organization 350.org, all the way through the end […]

    30 Still Detained in Russia After Greenpeace Arctic Drilling Protest

    30 Still Detained in Russia After Greenpeace Arctic Drilling Protest

    Twenty-eight Greenpeace International activists and two journalists are being detained in Russia after a peaceful action protesting Gazprom’s offshore oil drilling in the fragile ecosystem of the Arctic. The activists have been held by authorities for 10 days since the Greenpeace ship Actic Sunrise was illegally boarded by armed guards in international waters on Sept. […]

    10 Percent of World’s Largest Companies Produce 73 Percent of Greenhouse Gases

    10 Percent of World’s Largest Companies Produce 73 Percent of Greenhouse Gases

    TckTckTck Growing pollution at 50 of the world’s biggest-emitting companies threatens to undermine efforts to prevent catastrophic levels of global warming, according to a new report. A number of key banks and pension funds have recently shifted their financial support away from carbon-intensive assets, particularly dirty fossil fuel projects. However new research compiled by the […]

    Renewable Fuel Standards Require More Corn Ethanol

    Renewable Fuel Standards Require More Corn Ethanol

    Environmental Working Group By Alex Rindler Photo courtesy of Shutterstock The harm done to consumers and the environment by the federal biofuels mandate is destined to grow worse as a result of the recent decision to once again increase the amount of corn ethanol that must be added to the nation’s gasoline supply. The Environmental […]

    Warren Buffett Buys More Than $500 Million in Climate-Killing Stocks

    Warren Buffett Buys More Than $500 Million in Climate-Killing Stocks

    DeSmogBlog By Steve Horn Warren Buffett—the fourth richest man on the planet and major campaign contributor to President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012—may soon get a whole lot richer. President Barack Obama and Warren Buffett in the Oval Office, July 14, 2010. Photo credit: Pete Souza. That’s because he just bought more than half […]

    Climate Activists Use Civil Disobedience As Law Enforcement

    Climate Activists Use Civil Disobedience As Law Enforcement

    Waging Nonviolence By Jeremy Brecher Two years ago I was among more than a thousand people who committed civil disobedience at the White House to oppose the building of the Keystone XL pipeline. Since then many more have been arrested around the country, often blocking the actual pathway along which the Keystone XL is being […]

    Green Tea Coalition Bridges U.S. Political Divide with Renewables

    Green Tea Coalition Bridges U.S. Political Divide with Renewables

    TckTckTck By Emily Saari Georgia’s state utility company will be adding 525 megawatts of solar energy by 2016 thanks to grassroots pressure from a new alliance known as the Green Tea Coalition, which unites environmentalists and right-wing Tea Party activists. [youtube //www.youtube.com/embed/7sb7Nq_3C8Y?rel=0 expand=1] Their new alliance, officially launched on Aug. 6, represents a bridge between political […]