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Will the bunny escape? Watch to see.
Green Life
Monday, June 15, 2015
Watch this mountain hare cross an avalanche.
Green Life
Friday, June 19, 2015
These live feeds bring you a little bit closer to the natural world.
How does the emperor penguin stack up to the other dads in the animal kingdom?
Green Life
Monday, June 1, 2015
Fathers in the natural world are often overlooked in favor of mothers. We'd like to give a shout-out to some of the super-dads of the animal world.
Coming Clean
It's time for President Obama to finish the job Teddy Roosevelt started and protect the entire Grand Canyon Watershed.
Compass
Today's U.S. Supreme Court decision endangers public health, but it won't revive the flailing and filthy coal industry.
Compass
Google announced this week that its newest data center -- 100 percent powered by renewable energy -- will be opening at the site of a soon-to-be retired Tennessee Valley Authority coal plant in Alabama that is being phased out thanks to the advocacy of Sierra Club and many others.
Compass
Climate enthusiasts everywhere rejoiced as Pope Francis released his long-awaited breakdown of climate impacts in the world today. He's got some pretty rad points that are worth celebrating for the impact they'll have on societal opinion.
Compass
As a practicing Catholic, I eagerly awaited the publication of the Holy Father Francis’ Encyclical Letter, titled ‘LAUDATO SI’ (Be Praised) On Care for our Common Home. This Letter, which is actually more of a book, is insightful, comprehensive, and even poetic while grounded in scientific inquiry and concern for the world’s poor.
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The Yes Men Are Revolting
Green Life
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Yes Men test the waters on climate change in new film.
Power to Change
I was pleased to be a part of the Sierra Club Board of Directors’ historic effort in May 2015 to approve our multi-year Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan, to help insure that the Club moves forward to engage and encourage the entire organization to value and learn from our nation’s rich, diverse mosaic of people and cultures. This is critical if we are going to be serious about our organization’s mission to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.
End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World, by Joel K. Bourne Jr.
Books
Monday, June 29, 2015
Of all the obstacles we face with feeding 2050's projected population, a runaway greenhouse effect is the highest hurdle to clear.
The Planet
President Obama has committed to carefully weighing the climate impacts of Keystone XL before making a decision. Meanwhile, the Midwest has become the new tar sands battleground as the State Department secretly approves a massive expansion of the Enbridge pipeline system.
Coming Clean
Time for another western adventure to visit and learn about some of the public lands that the Sierra Club and others are working to protect.
Green Life
Thursday, June 18, 2015
We roundup this week's environmental news in less than 500 words.
Sierra Club Radio
We've had some great interviews over the years, here are the most popular and favorite of all time: Jane Goodall, Michael Pollan, Tom Friedman, Barbara Kingsolver, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Nick Kristof, Arianna Huffington, and Ashley Judd
Compass
Thought you’d seen the last of Gov. Scott’s climate denying and anti-environmental antics? Think again. Once more, Gov. Scott finds himself on the front pages with another ironic headline. Now, Gov. Scott and the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection he appointed, Jon Steverson, have proposed to allow hunting, grazing of cattle, and logging in protected state parks. You read that right: arguing it will help preserve parks in Florida, Scott has suggested we cut down...
Review of sustainable surfing goods.
Compass
A new report shows just how bad power plant pollution is -- and just how critical EPA action is.
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Compass
After a long, arduous fight, Congress passed legislation that will put harmful trade pacts on the fast track. Now our job is to put aside this momentary loss, build on the incredible momentum we have created in the fight for fair and responsible trade, and shift focus to the even bigger fights ahead.
The Planet
Pulling away from the politics of Wilderness, Sierra Club organizer Kiersten Iwai and film student Maggie Smith create an interactive exhibit that celebrates what we all love about the outdoors.
The Planet
Millions of California residents can breathe a sigh of relief after a federal court dismissed a legal challenge to California law SB 861 which protects residents from the devastating hazards of crude by rail transport.
Sierra Club Radio
Ramon Posada, chair of the creation and sustainability committee of the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese, discusses Pope Francis' new encyclical on climate disruption. Mark Magaña, founding president of Green Latinos, on reactions to the new encyclical.
Folk Singer and Clean Water Activist Lucy Billings
Green Life
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The former attorney talks about her second career as folk musician and environmental activist.
1001 Walks You Must Take Before You Die
Books
Thursday, June 18, 2015
This tome takes you on paths of different lengths and trail types around the world.
The Planet
Panic mode has been declared among the world’s climate change deniers. Papal Encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praised Be to You) about climate change has just caused the collapse of the house of cards sustaining the arguments of the Flat Earth Society.
Green Life
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Everything from the sixth mass extinction, climate crime, and record deadly temperatures.
Compass
The Pope’s thoughts echo the refrain of the People’s Climate March - to change everything, we need everyone. Making the connections from local to global is a crucial point of demonstrating power, and 2015 is a big year to just that in the build up to COP21 in Paris.
The Planet
Monday's Supreme Court decision in Michigan v. EPA, siding with industry challengers to the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, is bad news, for all the obvious reasons: the Standards save thousands of lives and prevent a host of illnesses, and protect children from the threat of life-long neurological damage. They are a tremendous bargain for the American public. Now, a five-Justice majority of the Supreme Court has asked EPA to supplement its decision with...
The Planet
Thought you’d seen the last of Gov. Scott’s climate denying and anti-environmental antics? Think again. Once more, Gov. Scott finds himself on the front pages with another ironic headline. Now, Gov. Scott and the Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection he appointed, Jon Steverson, have proposed to allow hunting, grazing of cattle, and logging in protected state parks. You read that right: arguing it will help preserve parks in Florida, Scott has suggested we cut down...