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Lay of the Land
Participants in the Sierra Club's Washington, D.C., Inner City Outings program explore nearby nature along the Billy Goat trail in the D.C. Metro area.
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U.S. Representative, District C7Jim McDermott has been serving the 7th District in the US House of Representatives since 1989, where he has established himself as a lifelong, reliable supporter of environmental protection. For more information, visit www.mcdermottforcongress.com.Return to 2014 endorsements.
Sierra Club Outdoors
By Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors Director
Compass
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart has taken a look into fracking and has uncovered the “minor downsides” to natural gas extraction. In a segment that aired March 27 on the satirical comedy show, correspondent Aasif Mandvi interviewed local residents of Bradford County, PA and - for a pro-industry point of view - Marita Noon, the executive director of the pro-fracking group Energy Makes America Great, Inc. “Fracking has ruined our quality of life,” one Bradford County resident said.
Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: We dedicate the entire program to a conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert on her new book,The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. 
The same special interests which pollute our air, water, and climate are the same ones that are polluting our democracy. But we have an opportunity to change this.
Coming Clean
Soon, President Obama will announce his decision on the permit for TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Since being proposed five years ago, this one pipeline has galvanized protests across the U.S. and gained a notoriety that no one could have predicted a couple of years ago.
Lay of the Land
In a society preoccupied with electronic communication it comes as a ray of natural sunlight to read about Vermont families escorting amphibians such as frogs, toads, newts and salamanders across busy roads to the vernal pools in which they breed (Valley News May 11,’14). Concern for wild creatures is especially timely now since, on September 3, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964.
Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Our second in a four-part series that looks back at past winners of the Goldman Prize, the premier international award for environmental activism. This week, Ikal Angelei and Caroline Cannon, two of the winners of the 2012 Goldman Prize.
The Planet
Photo by Daniel R. Blume, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Lay of the Land
This weekend a group of protestors embarked on an illegal All-Terrain-Vehicle ride through Utah's Recapture Canyon.
Sierra Club Outdoors
A couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine reached out on behalf of a few veterans he knew and asked if there was one place where someone could get information on all the various outdoor recreation opportunities that existed for f
Lake Maumelle Watershed Zoning Ordinance
Sierra Club Outdoors
My Great Aunt Mildred who served in WW2, lived in Tokyo for four years following the end of the war, skied Hokkaido, and in her 80s began a travel schedule that included
Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Christopher White on his new book, The Melting World. We bring back an interview with Amy Korst, author of The Zero-Waste Lifestyle.
Compass
I can only imagine the fear that must grip a parent when their child suffers an asthma attack, and I can only imagine how much time and energy they spend doing everything they can to avoid triggers for these potentially deadly attacks.
EcoCentro
La Iniciativa Reducirá la Mortal Contaminación de las Plantas de Carbón y Beneficiará Especialmente a la Comunidad Hispana
Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio: We speak with two of the winners of this years Goldman Prize, the world's largest international prize honoring grassroots environmentalists.
Compass
Narendra Modi has secured India’s prime minister position with a sweeping mandate. What that mandate will bring is an open question. Many have serious concerns about Modi’s human rights record in Gujarat, while environmentalists worry about his administration’s desire to speed environmental clearances for dirty fossil fuel projects. How Modi uses his mandate leaves the fate of India’s future energy mix precariously perched between 19th century fossil fuels and modern clean energy technology.
The Cascade Chapter Environmental Justice Committee ("EJC") was formed during Conservation Committee’s annual planning meeting in November 2008. The EJC began operations in January 2009. During a meeting on Feb. 19, 2009, the EJC adopted the following strategic plan:Strategic Goals1. Help the Chapter identify and work on new environmental justice issues.
Compass
Earlier this month activists in Bridgeport, Connecticut, cheered when city council members took a bold step in moving the city (and state!) beyond coal.
EcoCentro
Washington, DC — Miembros de las comunidades de Alaska, junto con expertos en derrames petroleros, clima y perforaciones costeras, se reunieron hoy en Washington, DC, para conmemorar el 25 aniversario de la catástrofe del tanquero Exxon Valdez. El 24 de marzo de 1989, la nave derramó más de 11 millones de galones de crudo en la Ensenada Prince William de Alaska, cubriendo 1,300 millas de costa —el equivalente a toda la costa de California.
walking makes people happy
Green Life
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Scientists give us another reason to ditch the car.

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