On the One Hand
Thursday, June 5, 2014
On the one hand: Climate change is depleting the ozone layer, so you need sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays. On the other: Chemicals from washed-off sunscreen are damaging aquatic ecosystems.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Citizen-science group Nerds for Nature is learning about how drones can help the environment. Let's change the way we think about drones!
Monday, July 7, 2014
Ostentatious pollution surpasses the gun rack as the measure of Red State virility.
Monday, October 6, 2014
A new generation of environmental designers are working to grab water out of thin air.
As I imagine you're doing this week, I’ve been reflecting a lot on what I'm thankful for. Along with family and friends, what tops my list are the people across the U.S. who are ushering in the clean energy era, reducing pollution, and turning the corner on climate disruption. Some of them are featured in a new video we're releasing today and trust me, if you want to renew your hope for the planet and our future, you need to take two minutes and watch it right now. I promise, it will rock your...
The Sierra Student Coalition is a national network of young people and students working to win concrete victories for the environment. As part of the Sierra Club, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots organization, the SSC has the power to be equally influential in the Youth Climate Movement. Formed in 1991 by high-school students, the SSC has a rich history and large network doing amazing work across the country. You have an opportunity to be part of it!
Friday, November 7, 2014
What happens when cuddly wildlife icons go extinct?
Founded in 1991, the Sierra Student Coalition (SSC) is a broad network of high school and college-aged youth from across the country working for just, sustainable communities and the protection of the environment. The SSC is the youth-led chapter of the Sierra Club, the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization.
Monday, December 15, 2014
A year after he was nearly killed by a polar bear, Matt Dyer returned to the wild with the people who saved his life.
Monday, August 18, 2014
How will the future smell? How will it taste? The emerging Climate Fiction genre submerges all the senses in dystopias born from climate change chaos.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Attention vegans and vegetarians: You can eat this.
Every year over 200 youth commit one week of their summer to attend Sierra Student Coalition's nationally recognized Summer Grassroots Leadership Training Program, Sprog! Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of organizing looking to take your leadership to the next level or a brand new activist looking to start building a toolkit for making real change, Sprog’s complete overview of time-tested skills and knowledge has something for you.Some have called it the best week of their life (no joke; we...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Who needs a fish ladder to transport salmon past blockading dams when you can use a fish canon?
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Drones could be a boon for conservation--but first, they need to overcome their stigma.
Understanding the power of a breathtaking nature photograph.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Animal Planet's Monster Week Programming causes controversial media attention for wolves
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This morning on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition," Jim Zarroli had a story called "Political Rhetoric Bogs Down Future of Keystone XL Pipeline." It was billed as being about "what's at stake for the oil industry and for energy production." Here's who got quoted:
Next Big Thing
Thursday, June 5, 2014
A 'shroom-based alternative to Styrofoam; fungi's crucial role in carbon storage; and using oyster mushrooms to "mycoremediate" damage from pesticides and storm runoff.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
When asked for evidence that the earth is getting colder, the "Palin of the South" flees the room.
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Trees, you guys
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
If you like your eating interesting and want to help the planet, it's hard to beat a local pickle--whether or not it's a cuke.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Never mind the solar panels: Walmart runs on coal, and lots of it.
Cool Schools 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Thursday, March 13, 2014
You're on a solo hike and get sucked into a muddy swamp. Now what?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Trevor Thomas went blind at age 36. He responded by hiking 18,000 miles. We trekked with him on North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Forget bulky garbage trucks and moving vans--these two start-ups haul everything by bike
Monday, March 3, 2014
Why five Americans spent more than a month trekking through a jungle to summit an unclimbed peak in Myanmar.
If you wish you were relaxing in the clear waters of the Mediterranean right about now, let this incredibly excited Labrador take you there. Walter’s owner strapped a GoPro camera to his back and let him off his leash for Walter to run where he may. We watch the dog dash along winding gravel paths, under the shade of olive trees (did we mention Walter lives in Sicily?), through a crowd of beachgoers, and straight into the ocean. It’s basically 30 seconds of pure, unadulterated joy. Look at...
Monday, July 1, 2013
Sitting around the warm glow of the campfire, telling tales, playing music, or just staring into dancing flames, is perhaps our oldest form of entertainment.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an expansive trade pact that the U.S. is negotiating with 11 other countries. It would empower corporations to challenge environmental policies in private trade tribunals, expand exports of natural gas and fracking across the U.S., and more.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, a Bozeman based conservation organization, is connecting scientists and outdoor enthusiasts to help fight ocean pollution.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Can a wildlife overpass help the wild animal trapped in LA's Griffith Park?