October 20, 2014
By Robert Gardner, Sierra Club Beyond Natural Gas Campaign Fracking has exploded throughout the Marcellus Shale region in Pennsylvania. That much is no secret. People around the country have seen the devastation that this extreme form of extraction has caused to communities, peoples' lives, and the...
October 20, 2014
The Sasan coal-fired power plan and coal ash pond. Photo courtesy of Nicole Ghio. Today, a fact finding team of five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) -- the Sierra Club, 350.org, Carbon Market Watch, Friends of the Earth U.S. and Pacific Environment -- released a scathing report, The U.S....
October 19, 2014
The National Wilderness Conference, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from October 15-19 -- the largest gathering of the wilderness community since the Act was signed in 1964. Among the keynote speakers was Sierra Club President David...
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October 17, 2014
Despite being exhausted and hungry, we arrived at our camp in high spirits. The intoxicating feeling of adventuring in the backcountry poured through us as we pitched our tents and started a fire. Night was quickly upon us, followed by light snow flakes that blanketed the fields and trees.This past...
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.