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Tenth-century Anglo-Scandinavian King Canute, tired of sycophantic courtiers who praised him as all-powerful, took his throne to the ocean's edge and ordered the incoming tide to retreat. In answer, the waves washed upon the king's feet and continued to rise, shaming those who claimed he could control even the sea. One thousand years later, what will the California Public Utilities Commission do when confronted with the rising tide?
Artist rendering of future OAW development
Green Life
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Browne is recruiting former inmates to work on an urban farm and eco-friendly business center.
In a series of filings with the Texas Public Utility Commission, El Paso Electric is making some strange moves on solar, making them almost seem two-faced. Sometimes they seem to like solar, but in their proposed rate case, they would create a new rate class of people and hit them with huge rate increases. Who would be in this new rate class? People who have dared to put solar on their homes in the past or are thinking about it in the future.
Last month, Senate Democrats unveiled a new energy bill which includes programs essential for growing the clean energy economy while cutting carbon pollution. The bill makes ambitious but achievable reductions in carbon pollution, repeals centuries-old oil subsidies, and begins to level the playing field for renewable sources of energy. Read on to learn more about clean energy champions in the U.S. Senate.
Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. We are the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
Tomorrow, Oct 1, Austin City Council is scheduled to consider two sets of contracts that would add to Austin Energy’s existing fleet of resources. Get the details from Conservation Director Cyrus Reed.
In an extraordinary (and long) joint meeting of Austin’s Resource Management Commission (RMC) and Electric Utility Commission (EUC) last night, both bodies took slightly different approaches but sent a simple message to Austin City Council: Buy. More. Solar.
Frozen Kintla Lake, in Glacier National Park, is often littered with carcasses left by wolves.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The fascinating—and brutal—reality of life in the wintry wilds of Montana's Glacier National Park.
Protecting our waterways one stream, one wetland, one drop at a timeIn just the last year, Ohio Sierra Club members like you have dedicated over 5,000 hours of service toward
For the last three decades, a growing movement has amplified resistance to the displacement of people and environmental destruction caused by damming of the Narmada River. Since May, over 6,000 people have converged against further plans for dam construction.
 Get out and plug in with our favorite gadgets for fall.
Gear Guide
Monday, October 5, 2015
Get out and plug in with our favorite gadgets for fall.
Targeting Methane, Valley ISD Dumps LNG, Plus SXSW Eco Discount for Sierrans!
Among the Bone Eaters by Marcus Baynes-Rock (Penn State University Press, September, 2015)
Green Life
Friday, October 9, 2015
Anthropologist Marcus Baynes-Rock attempts to understand the complex relationship between humans and hyenas.
Join the climate conversation! The Energy, Health & Climate Expo is a series of family-friendly community events that will bring area organizations, legislators, and YOU together for a discussion about energy, climate change, and what it means for Marylanders.
The major Texas urban areas of Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria have had the worst ozone (aka smog) pollution in the state since the 1970s, when ozone monitoring began. In fact, these two areas have had among the nation's worst smog for decades. While it's true that smog levels have declined (thanks to EPA standards) with cleaner vehicles, less factory pollution, and cleaner energy, Texas has a long ways to go to achieve clean air. What does the new ozone standard mean for these...
If you missed the 2015 Iowa Chapter Annual Meeting on October 10 in Johnston, you missed a nice afternoon of fellowship, learning and good food.A very special THANK YOU! to Francis Thicke who filled in for our scheduled speaker who cancelled at the last minute.More than 50 Sierra Club Iowa Chapter members and supporters attended the event.  Ray Harden of Perry led a short hike to help work up an appetite in the attendees who chose to participate.
Visit the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Campaign WebsiteJune 4, 2015
The Planet
Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB350 into law, which requires utilities to procure at least 50 percent of their power from clean energy by 2030. This couldn’t happen at a more important moment for the future of the state.
Clean Water Fellow's working alongside the Ohio Chapter to restore, improve and protect Ohio's water resources.
Egrets gather on a floodplain in Danube-Drava National Park, Hungary.
Last Words
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Egrets gather on a floodplain in Danube-Dráva National Park, Hungary.
Wilderness Wall Calendar: Best seller. All the grandeur of the North American wilderness.
Sierra Club Outdoor Leadership Training 101Saturday, November 7, 9:00am - 5:00pmChapel Hill Public LibraryHave you ever been on a hike and thought “Wow! I’d love to show this to someone else”? Be on your way to becoming an Outings Leader for the Sierra Club by attending all or part of this all day training event.9:00am-1:00pm  Outdoor Leadership Training 1011:00pm-5:00pm  Basic First Aid
By Corrina BeallLegislative Coordinator
We went looking for companies that bring eco-ethics to your door along with the pasta and rosemary.
Taste Test
Thursday, October 1, 2015
We went looking for companies that bring eco-ethics to your door along with the pasta and rosemary.
The Virginia Chapter newsletter, Old Dominion Sierran, is a 12-page periodical published quarterly. The newsletter covers environmental issues and campaigns important to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Included is a page devoted to grassroots activities (News from the Groups), and another page addressing conservation tips for individual members to incorporate in their daily lives (Love the Earth, Live the Simple Life) and more.
As we drove down County Road 2077, Heman looked to the end of the road and wondered whose car was parked by the gate. I told him that was Tom's car and pulled up alongside and got out. We shook hands, opened the trunk, and took out our gear and prepared to walk out on Marysee Prairie to begin our service work.
If you'd like to attend an Outings event, you must complete and sign a liability waiver beforehand.
Cast your vote for at-large members of the Executive Committee The Executive Committee of the Washington State Chapter of the Sierra Club is composed of one representative from each of the 10 groups in Washington State and nine elected at-large members and, making a total of 19 committee members. At-large members serve two-year terms. Four members were elected last year: Kyle Murphy, Alberto Rodriquez, Kellie Stickney, and Heather Trim. This year, five at-large committee positions must be...
TDEC is holding a public hearing on the reissuance of Nuclear Fuel Services' permit to discharge radioactive materials to the Nolichucky River on Nov 16 in Erwin, TN
Aravaipa Canyon recovered after a 2006 flood shredded the desert oasis.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Arizona's Aravaipa Canyon, renewed after devastating floods a decade ago.
Please make your selections for Executive Committee positions. Your member number is required to prevent fraudulent voting.
When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new clean air protection earlier this month, the Sierra Club and our public health and environmental partners were disappointed. But while we're disappointed, the decision has only strengthened our resolve to hold polluters accountable for the health hazards they impose on our communities and build on the already massive public support we’ve garnered for strong, science based protections.