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Coming Clean
If this is U.S. climate leadership, then I'd hate to see what climate irresponsibility looks like.
Nothing wakes you up quite like the pungent aroma of algae blooms.
Green Life
Thursday, May 14, 2015
From even deader cemeteries to unsavory tap water.
The Planet
On May 16, the Sierra Club elected Aaron Mair of Schenectady, New York, as its new president. Mair brings more than three decades of environmental activism and over 25 years as a Sierra Club volunteer leader to his position as the Sierra Club's first African American president.
Should you burn a brush pile or let it decompose?
Green Life
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
If you burn brush it releases carbon dioxide, but if you let it decompose it produces methane.
Dean Potter with his dog Whisper in September 2014.
Green Life
Monday, May 18, 2015
The speedclimbing highliner died while BASE-jumping off Taft Point in Yosemite.
Monarch butterfly
Green Life
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Despite greenwashing schemes, Monsanto may be the death of the monarch butterfly.
Compass
Nine Tribal Nations united in Seattle this week to oppose a coal export terminal, saying this coal development threatens treaty-protected rights, resources, and sacred sites.
Coming Clean
Fracking shouldn't be happening, period. But it especially shouldn't be happening on our public lands and under outdated, inadequate regulations.
Compass
How we can continue to deepen our reliance on oil, allowing pipelines to slice across our heartland and oil rigs to punch holes into the Arctic sea floor, when we see these devastating oil spill consequences again and again?
Coming Clean
On June 6, the Sierra Club will join thousands of passionate and dedicated allies in Minneapolis/St. Paul for the largest anti-tar sands event ever in the part of the country where opposition to Keystone XL first gathered steam: America's heartland.
The Tennessee Chapter opposes the siting of a loud, air and water polluting industrial facility in the agriculturally zoned heart of one of the main areas supplying the Nashville eat local organic movement.
Grizzly Bear
Green Life
Friday, May 15, 2015
If conservationists are detained for grizzly bear smuggling, don’t ask why.
The Planet
Does your kid have learning problems? Does he have problems concentrating and he is easily distracted? Is he doing poorly in school?There can be a host of reasons for these problems. But a recent study is confirming the notion that pollution coming from fossil fuels, such as gasoline and coal, can inflict lasting damage on the human brain development, especially in fetuses, babies and toddlers, and that we Latinos are disproportionally affected by it.
Compass
Today the Obama Administration and the EPA issued a much-needed, long-overdue public health safeguard that marks the beginning of the end of regulatory loopholes in 38 states that have for decades allowed big polluters to dump huge amounts of off-the-books harmful air pollution onto neighboring communities with impunity.
Compass
Asheville Beyond Coal is celebrating Duke Energy's announcement that it will retire the local coal plant, but activists know more must be done to ensure clean energy takes its place.
Biking for beginners.
Green Life
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
With the weather getting warmer, it's a perfect time to begin biking to work. We've got some tips for you!
Compass
Proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have called the deal “the most progressive trade bill in history.” But given the history of U.S. trade deals, that bar is set exceedingly low. Our past trade deals have led to the offshoring of hundreds of thousands of American jobs, have allowed corporations to challenge policies designed to protect our air and water in private trade courts, and have degraded our environment. If you dig in even a little bit to what we know about the TPP and the...
Lay of the Land
Yesterday, the Obama administration approved Shell Oil’s exploration plan to begin drilling in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea, despite common sense and science forewarning the potentially catastrophic outcome.In 2012, the world had a front-row seat to view how Shell would operate in the Arctic: the result was disastrous. Shell encountered numerous safety and operational problems, and the escapade culminated with one of its oil rigs running aground.
EcoCentro
(English version)Por Francisco Campos-López y Kyoko Ruch
The Tribune's interest in oil contamination stories seems to be restricted to those outside SLO county.
Coming Clean
Like any big challenge, building a clean energy future requires us to meet lots of little challenges.
Compass
Growing up in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, I witnessed the effects of climate change and pollution directly. Every year, I saw tides of the Miles River creep closer and closer to my doorstep; I witnessed shorelines being washed away; I sat and listened as teachers, skipjacks, and waterman talked about the number of dead zones in the Bay rising, and the number of oysters diminishing; and I watched defenselessly as the unique cultures of Smith, Tangier, and Poplar Island progressively wash away...
Lay of the Land
“We’d like to have a say in this,” – James Walks Along, Northern Cheyenne Tribal Historic Preservation Officer at YES meeting in Cody, April 30, 2015
The developers of an export terminal on City-owned land on the Oakland waterfront have been quietly soliciting a partnership with four Utah counties to export up to six million tons of coal out of Oakland each year. This is a frightening prospect for the entire region. It would mean long, dusty coal trains through our communities and compromising health, worker safety, and climate security.
The Planet
The capital and largest city in the region, Puerto Natales, is a beautiful southern Chilean town -- an isolated and obligatory stop for tourists traveling to the Torres del Paine National Park. Voted the Eighth Wonder of the World by VirtualTourist, this site is one of Chile’s greatest points of pride and the reason that Natales is globally recognized. But despite Natales’ reputation as the hotspot in Patagonia, many inhabitants fear they are facing their last hope. Environmental pressures from...
Sierra Club Radio
This week on Sierra Club Radio:Jeff Grybowski, the CEO of Deepwater Wind, on America's first offshore wind project which recently broke groundLena Moffitt, Director of the Sierra Club's Dirty Fuels Campaign, on the latest with the fight to stop the Keystone XL pipeline
Books on bikes -- check out our list!
Green Life
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Book roundup: We've got the scoop on pedal power!
Turtle trapping to remain open season
Compass
Across the country, towns and communities are organizing against the destructive practice of fracking, and passing scores of bans and moratoriums against the practice. Unfortunately, wherever local communities have been able to pass these measures, the oil and gas industry has been ready to meet them with legal challenges.
Click here for a Google map view of Riverfront Park.Click here for the development site plan. 
The Planet
The EPA has issued a much-needed, long-overdue public health safeguard that marks the beginning of the end of regulatory loopholes in 36 states that have for decades allowed big polluters to dump huge amounts of harmful air pollution onto neighboring communities with impunity. The new Clean Air Act rule, which will help protect some of society's most vulnerable communities from big polluters, stems from a 2011 Sierra Club petition urging the EPA to initiate a rulemaking to redress the...
The Planet
The mission of the Sierra Club's ICO (Inspiring Connections Outdoors) program is to expose underserved youth to natural spaces and outdoor activities. Now, by training older students in leadership skills and community-level activism, the New York City ICO group is taking this mission to the next level.