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Greenwashing in the Energy Industry? Here’s How to Spot It

Greenwashing in the Energy Industry? Here’s How to Spot It

The energy industry has come a long way in recent years, backed by breakneck efforts to cut carbon emissions in the energy sector. As awareness surrounding the economic benefits of solar and similar renewables continues to spread, entrepreneurs and business owners alike are looking to take advantage of the enormous emerging financial opportunity that the […]

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    How to Celebrate the Second Digital Earth Day

    How to Celebrate the Second Digital Earth Day

    On Thursday, April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day, the largest non-religious holiday on the globe. This Earth Day falls at a critical turning point. It is the second Earth Day since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and follows a year of devastating climate disasters, such as the wildfires that scorched California and […]

    Earth Day 2021: Join the Global Youth Climate Summit

    Earth Day 2021: Join the Global Youth Climate Summit

    By Alexandria Villaseñor This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. My journey to becoming an activist began in late 2018. During a trip to California to visit family, the Camp Fire broke out. At the time, it was the most devastating and destructive wildfire […]

    3 New Films to Watch This Earth Week

    3 New Films to Watch This Earth Week

    Next week marks the second Earth Day of the coronavirus pandemic. While a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions has limited our ability to explore the natural world and gather with others for its defense, it is still possible to experience the wonder and inspiration from the safety of your home. Here are three new […]

    Pope Says Humans Have ‘Sinned’ Against Planet in Earth Day Message

    Pope Says Humans Have ‘Sinned’ Against Planet in Earth Day Message

    “We have sinned against the earth,” Pope Francis said in a forceful Earth Day message Wednesday that reinforced the religious leader’s commitment to environmental action. Francis delivered the remarks during his general audience, which he broadcast from his library because of lockdown measures put in place to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, as […]

    UN Leader Calls for Green Coronavirus Recovery on Earth Day

    UN Leader Calls for Green Coronavirus Recovery on Earth Day

    In a special message for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on the world to respond to the immediate crisis caused by the new coronavirus in a way that also solves the climate crisis. Guterres first acknowledged the pandemic that has prompted Earth Day to go digital this year, […]

    This Earth Day, Stop the Money Pipeline

    This Earth Day, Stop the Money Pipeline

    By Bill McKibben Nineteen-seventy was a simpler time. (February was a simpler time too, but for a moment let’s think outside the pandemic bubble.) Simpler because our environmental troubles could be easily seen. The air above our cities was filthy, and the water in our lakes and streams was gross. There was nothing subtle about […]