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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.
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
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.
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.
Shark Diver
Green Life
Friday, January 29, 2016
Researchers capture amazing new footage of reef shark feeding behaviors.
Green Life
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
How a corporation quietly grabbed up the Yosemite names we know and love.
Green Life
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Sierra Club President Aaron Mair on the Flint Water Crisis
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.
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.
Compass
Coal company bankruptcies have been making headlines in 2016, as the nation shifts to clean energy, and that has left many people worried and wondering about what it means for the workers, communities, mountains, and streams that are in danger of being left behind. Bankruptcy proceedings are a complicated legal labyrinth, and a place where decisions on all these issues are made.
Coming Clean
Fifty years ago, no one questioned whether it made sense to drill for oil or dig for coal.
Rest in green peace.
Green Life
Friday, January 1, 2016
We researched a handful of environmentally conscious end-of-life arrangements worth noting.
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.
How to recycle yourself.
Green Life
Friday, January 1, 2016
Americans don't love to think about this, but we'll all end up contributing to the billion-dollar funeral industry -- and to say it's not the greenest of enterprises is a deadly understatement.
What about the unrecyclables?
Green Life
Thursday, February 4, 2016
What to do with those unrecyclable containers? Mr. Green has the answer.
The Planet
In a highly anticipated decision, the California Public Utilities Commission voted to retain net metering for new rooftop solar customers -- but because it's California, they also made a forward-looking change that will help the state move towards a fully decarbonized grid.
Outside the city of Eagle Pass on the Texas/Mexico border a coal-mining project is getting under way. The project was initially proposed in 1994; since that time seemingly everyone in the region has worked to ensure it never happens. Resistance has taken an unfortunate step backwards recently when the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) granted various permits and the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers (USACE) streamlined a state process for coal mining. In November, to the dismay of...
Green Life
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Intrigue mixes with paper and plastic in John Byrne Barry's latest novel.
The Planet
Tomorrow, January 28, the California Public Utilties Commission will vote on rooftop solar and net energy metering. In making its decision, the CPUC should take into consideration SoCalGas's ruptured gas line near Porter Ranch, California, and support clean energy choices like rooftop solar over fossil fuels.
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.
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
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
Coinciding with the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, southwest Detroit takes on the Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s proposal to up its sulfur dioxide emissions, and provides a window into the origins of environmental racism.
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.
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.
Drone Flies into Sunset
Green Life
Friday, January 29, 2016
Oregon standoff stands down, a gas company gets sued, and drones document erosion.
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.
Back in December, several media outlets reported on a study released by the U.S. Geological Service (USGS) that found 60 million pounds of uranium deposits in South Texas and estimated that another 200 million pounds of ore remains undiscovered. Those in favor of nuclear power may see the recent USGS study as good news, and while motives behind nuclear may be well intentioned, the process of mining uranium is harmful to the environment by contaminating groundwater, which have the potential to...
Happy Groundhog's Day!
Green Life
Monday, February 1, 2016
A holiday that combines rodents, superstition, and meteorology? We’re in.