October 31, 2014
Today, a suite of environmental, social justice, and health advocates from around the world launched Endcoal.org, a resource for global communities, activists, students, and researchers who want to learn more about the problems with coal and the solutions to meet global energy needs The website...
October 29, 2014
Back in June, the Sierra Club and its allies in the Coal Free Massachusetts coalition won a long-sought victory when the owners of the 54-year-old Mt. Tom coal plant in Holyoke -- one of the biggest polluters in the state -- announced that the plant would cease coal operations this...
October 29, 2014
Cartoon by Courtenay Lewis What do Halloween and the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have in common? Both are packed with things that should make your skin crawl. Earlier this October, I joined a meeting hosted by the Catalonian Campaign against the TTIP in Barcelona...
Thank President Obama for protecting the San Gabriel Mountains!
Thank President Obama for designating the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument -- protecting it for future generations to enjoy!
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October 28, 2014
Fountain Lake Farm in central Wisconsin, the boyhood home of Sierra Club founder John Muir, was recently purchased for protection by a Wisconsin land trust. The newly protected area will adjoin the John Muir Memorial County Park and be part of a larger 1,400-acre natural preserve, which also...
It's a farewell to arms for California sea stars.
The engine sound is more of a whine than a roar, and there are no clouds of black smoke, but the new all-electric Odyssey Battery Bigfoot No. 20 is all monster truck.
Vines were once just something that Tarzan swung on through the jungle. Then they got ambition. Now they're on the move, threatening to take over the world.
The weather had just cleared after monster storms in the Tetons. I went with some other experienced backcountry skiers to check conditions at a steep couloir called Double Dog Leg. There'd been an avalanche nearby the day before, but on a different aspect. We decided to give it a try.
Citizen scientists forgo the slopes to search for scat.
Invading the Privacy of the People Who Make the Club Tick
Move over, Glacier Bay. Hold on a sec, Yosemite. If you want to know what really motivated John Muir to protect America's wild places, you've got to go back to "that glorious Wisconsin wilderness" of the Sierra Club founder's boyhood.
A graphic look at where coal use has increased and decreased since 1965.