September 8, 2015
Betsy Johnson was a single mother with a full-time job. When she joined the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club in 1996, she could only guess at what made a campaign successful and had no idea how to endorse a candidate who would secure environmental health.Yet before she knew it, Johnson found...
October 3, 2015
Our guests this week are Hudson Henry the cinematographer of new documentary An American Ascent, covering the first African American expedition to take on Denali. Keith Geddes and John Thomas on the creation of a new hiking trail in Scotland called The John Muir Way.
October 2, 2015
In late September, the Sierra Club convened elected officials from across California to a Moving California Beyond Oil Summit, to address the problems of extreme crude facing the state, including fracking, urban oil drilling and explosive crude by rail, and how cities can adopt policies and leverage resources to transition the state to a clean fuel economy.
October 2, 2015
Last week’s joint announcement by President Obama and President Xi was a remarkable moment in global climate politics. It was, in some ways, noteworthy that the leaders were even talking about climate change at all. That’s because both men have come to see that when the leaders of the world’s great powers meet, climate change is too important to take a back seat to the passing challenges of the day. That in itself made this meeting significant.
September 30, 2015
California's official state fruit is the avocado. The state reptile is the desert tortoise; the state gemstone is something called benitoite. I'd like to suggest the next addition to that list: the official state energy source: rooftop solar. What could be more Californian?
Lumber Liquidators was turning virgin trees from the world's last Siberian tiger habitat into floorboards.
Can you help Clueless U clean up its act? Play to find out.
A Columbia student helps Nepali villagers deal with climate change.
A wig made of sea sponge protects this crustacean from predators.
Wisconsin and Florida officials adopt the bureaucratic equivalent of sticking their fingers in their ears and saying "la la la."
Now a successful solar entrepreneur, in 1979 15-year-old Larry Hoang was one of the "Vietnamese boat people."
Paddling among gators and very colorful locals on the Big Bend Saltwater Trail.
Why transmission beacons are a boon and a burden for search-and-rescuers.