Earlier this month, the Los Angeles City Council took a big step forward when it voted to honor the 20-year anniversary of the Desert Protection Act and to recognize the importance of wild desert places for Angelenos. The vote builds on the council’s environmental track record and shows that Los Angeles has leaders that understand the importance of the desert for the quality of life of the people of our city.
On February 20, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rejected a request by the mid-Atlantic grid operator PJM for authority to make special payments to generators that would otherwise have shut down, or to induce mothballed generators to come back into commission. The Sierra Club, along with other environmental and consumer advocates, had filed a protest with FERC, contending that PJM’s proposal was unnecessary and lacked any standards for implementation.
It looks like Canada may be on the brink of entering the twilight zone.A stunning "intelligence assessment" by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police recently made public contains some shocking statements about what that force views as a dramatic threat within Canada’s borders and beyond. What's the...
This week on Sierra Club Radio:
Filmmaker Jon Shenk on his new documentary The Island President, which tells the story of the leader of the Maldives, an island nation that could be entirely underwater if sea levels rise due to climate disruption.
Kristin Urquiza from Corporate Accountability...
Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver--the pioneers of modern-day sustainable eating are household names. But do you know these five fresh faces? If not, you will soon. Meet the new guard.