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Lay of the Land
Earlier today in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson sentenced Lumber Liquidators to five years of probation and more than $13 million in penalties for smuggling illegal wood products into the United States. This agreement, reached by the company and federal prosecutors, represents the largest fine ever issued under the Lacey Act, a landmark environmental law banning the import of illegally sourced timber.
Green Life
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Producer Shaun Macgillivray talks about the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and what it was like to shoot an IMAX film in some of America’s most iconic locations.
Mother Lode Chapter Outings November and December of 2015, and January and February of 2016.
What to do with all these peanuts?
Green Life
Thursday, February 4, 2016
What to do with all those packing peanuts? Mr. Green has the answer!
Green Life
Monday, February 1, 2016
Orion shines bright with reddish Betelgeuse at the shoulder and bluish Rigel by his foot. The star Sirius is just rising up from the horizon.
biodegradable valentine
Green Life
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Want to supplement your hugs, kisses, and undying affection with an ecofriendly gift this Valentine's Day? We've got you covered.
Green Life
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Sierra Club President Aaron Mair on the Flint Water Crisis
Green Life
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
How a corporation quietly grabbed up the Yosemite names we know and love.
Green Life
Monday, February 1, 2016
Conservation photographer Boyd Norton’s tips for saving wild places with this vital tool.
golden snub-nosed monkey
Green Life
Monday, February 8, 2016
Welcome to the Year of the Monkey! Let’s celebrate by shining the spotlight on some of Asia's most endangered primates.
Coming Clean
Fifty years ago, no one questioned whether it made sense to drill for oil or dig for coal.
Porter Ranch Response from the Legislature, LED: Emerging from the Shadow of Incandescent Lighting, Planning for Cleaner Freight Moving Forward
Vulture
Green Life
Friday, February 5, 2016
Dams coming down on the Klamath River, a farm run by robots in Japan, and vultures photographing illegal dumps in Peru.
The Planet
Families in Flint, Michigan, are coming face-to-face with the full scope of the harm done to the community by drinking lead-laden water for what appears to be nearly two years. The Planet sat down with Leslie Fields, director of the Sierra Club's environmental justice and community partnerships program, and Dave Holtz, chair of the Sierra Club's Michigan Chapter, to talk about the crisis in Flint.
Compass
Let’s make one thing perfectly clear - while the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday to put a temporary hold on the Clean Power Plan was disappointing, it won’t revive the fortunes of the coal industry, slow the transition to clean energy, or cripple progress toward meeting the climate commitment the US made in Paris last year.
Green Life
Friday, February 12, 2016
President Obama grants monument status to nearly 1.8 million acres, completing a process that began decades ago.
What about the unrecyclables?
Green Life
Thursday, February 4, 2016
What to do with those unrecyclable containers? Mr. Green has the answer.
Coming Clean
The National Park Service has taken what Wallace Stegner called "the best idea we ever had" and made it a reality.
Green Life
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The flooring giant is hit with the largest timber-trafficking penalty ever, plus 5 years of probation.
Sierra Club Radio
A compilation of some of our most interesting interviews from the past nine years of Sierra Club Radio.
Lay of the Land
Today is a day to celebrate!  President Obama has declared three vast new national monuments in the California desert:  Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow, and Castle Mountains.  As I relish this victory, my thoughts whirl around the places, faces and events that have marked great successes during my 45 years as a Sierra Club desert activist.
The Planet
Makayla Comas, a sophomore at the State University of New York's School of Environmental Science and Forestry, has found her calling in the cause of environmental justice.
Reports from the front-line of Alabama's fight against tar sands; Alabama Chapter Sierra Club’s CCL Delegate Report ; Alabama Sierra Club Resolution Adopted At Executive Committee Meeting; Congratulations, Welcome and Thanks to the Newly Elected Alabama ExCom!; Saturday, March 19 - Hike Leader Training; Coal Ash Update from the January ExCom Meeting; Environmental Events in February; Outings and Events For February
Pollution from Utah's old economy is threatening to choke its  recreation-based future
Feature
Monday, February 8, 2016
Will vacationers still love Utah if they can't see it?
The Planet
On February 4th and 5th, hundreds of people from across California converged on downtown San Luis Obispo to urge county planning commissioners to reject Phillips 66's proposal to build an oil train terminal at its Santa Maria refinery.
The Planet
In his 12-year legislative career in Congress, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) has been a champion of the environment and the protection of public health from the daily bombardment of toxic pollution. As the ranking member of the House Committee on Natural Resources, his work on issues such as environmental justice, climate change and the protection of our special places has set a very high standard for the rest of his colleagues on Capitol Hill.
Lay of the Land
After making billions of dollars in revenue from our national parks, Delaware North Companies is aiming to extort the federal government for even more. Enough is enough.
On Saturday, January 16th, students from around the state gathered at UW-Steven’s Point to discuss solar energy and its different intersections with social justice issues, plan events for Solar Education week, and make connections with other UW students.
The Planet
Clean is in the air. The wave of good news about clean energy fills us with optimism in the fight of our lives. Since the Paris Climate Agreement in December, the 21st Century’s clean energy revolution is unstoppable.
The Planet
Residents of San Luis Obispo and others from throughout California, including Sierra Club activists, went head to head with the city's Planning Commission over whether or not the Phillips 66 rail spur at Nipomo’s Santa Maria refinery was a favorable option for the local economy. The project had been out of the mainstream public eye leading up to the two hearings, with an environmental review process lasting over two years that underwent three different draft writings.
Does oil and gas extraction on public lands matter in Texas? You bet it does, and you need to get involved.