It's a farewell to arms for California sea stars.
May 6, 2014
It started off innocently enough. After months upon months of delays, the U.S. Senate was finally prepared to bring Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman’s (R-OH) bipartisan Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act to the floor for a vote this week. But, an actual vote in the...
July 30, 2014
Hundreds and hundreds of people gathered in Washington, D.C., Denver, and Atlanta Tuesday for the first day of public hearings on the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The EPA proposed these first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants just last month.In...
July 28, 2014
The Sierra Club's Delaware Chapter celebrated a major victory when the University of Delaware decided this month to terminate an agreement to build a massive new natural gas power plant on the university campus in Newark. The university's announcement came on the 399th day of grassroots opposition...
July 28, 2014
"This stretch of beach is where Leatherback turtles lay their eggs, and the other stretch of beach is where Hawksbill turtles lay eggs," our local volunteer Ricardo pointed out to us as we stood on the wide sandy beach northeast of Luquillo, Puerto Rico. This is the Northeastern Ecological...
July 26, 2014
This week on Sierra Club Radio: The 3rd in our 4 part series on previous Goldman Prize winners - this week, Hilton Kelley and Dmitry Lisitsyn, two of the winners from 2011. Catherine Tatge on her film, John Muir in the New World, which aired as part of the PBS American Masters series. Ask Mr. Green.
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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.
The fearsome European hamster is described by BBC Wildlife as "somewhat laddish" and "bolshy in temperament" (i.e., macho and aggressive). It's also too tasty for it's own good.
Uh oh: A giant hornet with a bad temper that can fly at 25 miles per hour and is attracted to the smell of sweat--or fear.
90 companies around the world have caused nearly two-thirds of all global greenhouse gas emissions since the beginning of the Industrial Age.
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.
Bikes are already pretty near perfect. Here are 5 ways to make them even more visible, safe, and fun.