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A Friend of the Mountains Remembered A Friend of the Mountains Remembered
by Bill Kovarik
Larry Gibson grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, and dedicated his life to defending them from the coal industry.
5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop 5 Issues this Election Should Be About, and One to Drop
by Sarah van Gelder
Cutting through the campaign rhetoric and attack ads, here are five issues we believe should be at the center of the 2012 election, plus one that has no place in the public sphere.
Full Speed Ahead for Coal Train Opposition Full Speed Ahead for Coal Train Opposition
by KC Golden
The battle over exporting coal is a crossroads for the Pacific Northwest. Will the region stay its course toward clean energy, or become a global trafficking hub for the most dangerous fossil fuel?
Lockdown on the Pipeline: How a Houston Businessman Helped Shut Down Keystone for a Day Lockdown on the Pipeline: How a Houston Businessman Helped Shut Down Keystone for a Day
by Candice Bernd
Seven people—including Texas landowners whose land has been seized through eminent domain—halted work at the Livingston pipe yard, stopping construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for a day.
Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate Video: RNC’s “Willful Ignorance” on Climate
Sarah van Gelder speaks on FreeSpeech TV about Mitt Romney's energy plan and why a majority of Americans want cleaner, safer, and more reliable sources of energy.
“The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time” “The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants Is the Fight of Our Time”
Bill McKibben used to think that lack of action to stabilize the climate came from widespread apathy, denial, or comfort with the status quo. Here’s what made him change his mind.
Why We’re Putting Ourselves on the (Pipe)Line With the Tea Party Why We’re Putting Ourselves on the (Pipe)Line With the Tea Party
by Will Wooten, Candice Bernd, Ron Seifert
Occupiers, Tea Partiers, landowners, and environmentalists are challenging construction of the Keystone XL pipeline’s Gulf Coast segment—together.
The Dark Side of the “Green Economy” The Dark Side of the “Green Economy”
by Jeff Conant
Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the “green economy.”
Climate Experts: More Extreme Weather to Come Climate Experts: More Extreme Weather to Come
by Heidi Bruce
It's official. Droughts, floods, heatwaves, and hurricanes can, indeed, be tied to a climate made increasingly chaotic by human activity.
After the Drought: Will Climate Reporting Take Off? After the Drought: Will Climate Reporting Take Off?
by Heidi Bruce
After the release of a report on links between extreme weather and climate change, Americans may get what polls show 80 percent of us want: more environmental reporting in mainstream news.
Disaster by Design? What’s Wrong with the “Thrive” Movement Disaster by Design? What’s Wrong with the “Thrive” Movement
by John Robbins
A popular new film claims that a secret elite create our most troubling problems to advance a “global domination agenda.” Why Amy Goodman, Vandana Shiva, and other progressives are calling it “dangerously misguided.”
Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners? Fighting Coal While Supporting Miners?
by John C. Berg
Can you fight austerity and climate change at the same time?
Blockade Aims to Stop Southern KXL Pipeline Blockade Aims to Stop Southern KXL Pipeline
by Christine Leclerc
Activists in the Gulf Coast aren’t willing to stand by while a portion of the controversial pipeline gets fast-tracked.
Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story Bidder 70: The Tim DeChristopher Story
by Samantha Herndon
Last year, climate activist Tim DeChristopher went to jail for bidding $1.7 million (that he didn't have) to save 22,000 acres of public land from corporate extraction.
Climate Emergency Action Plan Climate Emergency Action Plan
by Sarah van Gelder
We can still avoid a devastating climate crisis, but we’ll need a World War II-level mobilization — and we’ll need to stand up to Dirty Energy.
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