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 14, 2014
Solar power is the key to ending energy poverty. No, this isn’t some out-of-touch Silicon Valley pipe dream. Innovative companies like Simpa Networks and OMC power are pioneering new energy models for rural populations that deliver everything from LED lightbulbs and Skinny Grids to Off-Grid...
July 12, 2014
This week on Sierra Club Radio: Our first in a four-part series that looks back at past winners of the Goldman Prize, the premier international award for environmental activism. This week, Maria Gunnoe and Yuyun Ismawati, two of the winners of the 2009 Goldman Prize. Filmmaker Curt Ellis on his...
July 11, 2014
By Rachel Rye Butler Tomorrow, Saturday June 12, activists from affected communities in the Bay Area refinery corridor and along crude by rail blast zones will come together for the last of four Refinery Healing Walks, which have traced a path of pollution from oil refinery to oil refinery...
July 11, 2014
By Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors Director Please join us in our excitement over a new name for our beloved ICO program. As of July 1, we are no longer Inner City Outings. We are Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors. The acronym ICO and the mission -- to provide opportunities for people...
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What our readers have to say . . .
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.