Why the Smartphone Became the Lightsaber of the Environmental Justice Movement
by Kristin MoeJan 24, 2014
- From West Virginia to the Gulf Coast, residents of communities facing environmental problems are discovering that visual storytelling brings results. Their number-one tool is the humble smartphone.
Fracking Standoff in Texas: One Woman's Struggle to Stop Drilling on Her Family's Land
by Rachael StoeveJan 23, 2014
- Frances Shure is responsible for decisions over whether to let gas companies frack land that's been in her family for generations. The more she's learned about the process, the less willing she's been to say "yes."
Movement to Resist Tar Sands "Megaloads" Brings Together Northwest Tribal Members, Environmentalists
by Rachael StoeveJan 08, 2014
- The struggle pits the tribes and their allies in the environmental movement against the General Electric subsidiary that manufactured the evaporators and the hauling company that is providing transportation for them.
Can the Stuck-in-Place Economy Help Us Face Climate Change?
by Madeline OstranderDec 30, 2013
- New studies show that people with deep roots in the place where they live are better equipped to handle upheavals of the type that come with climate change.
This Guy Turned a 2,000-Page Report on Climate Change into 19 Stunning Haikus
by Anna FaheyDec 20, 2013
- By stripping a technical report of its jargon and unfathomably large numbers, Gregory C. Johnson's haikus offer an arresting and informative entry point into climate science.
Meet the Texas Farmer Challenging the Keystone Pipeline from the Courtroom to the Plains
by Anna SimontonDec 18, 2013
- Julia Trigg-Crawford claims that the state of Texas has no process to determine whether projects that seize landowners' property are really in the public benefit.
The Education of Bill McKibben: How the Unlikely Activist Learned to Break the Rules
by Madeline OstranderDec 11, 2013
- “Sometime in the course of the past decade I figured out that I needed to do more than write—if this fight was about power, then we who wanted change had to assemble some.”
Facing Ourselves: The Climate Challenge Needs a New Kind of Bravery
by YES! online staffNov 28, 2013
- Before fighting climate change, we must first confront our emotions about it.
Follow the Warsaw Climate Talks Live with Democracy Now!
by Democracy Now!Nov 19, 2013
- Live coverage of the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw from Democracy Now!
World Governments: If You Won't Take the Lead on Climate Change, Then the People Will
by Michael T. KlareNov 19, 2013
- If governments fail to listen to mounting protests demanding clean energy, people's movements will put their futures in question.
Two Years After the Eviction of OWS, Here's 5 People Keeping the Movement Alive
by Ann Kathleen BradleyNov 15, 2013
- Two years ago today, when Occupy Wall Street was evicted from Zuccotti Park, many wondered what was next for the movement. Two years later, we profile five projects that got their starts in the encampments and are still making change today.
In the Wake of Haiyan, We Must Divest from Fossil Fuels
by Jamie HennNov 12, 2013
- The devastation in the Philippines reminds us of our responsibility to stop profiting from the wreckage caused by companies whose business plan includes destroying the planet.
Typhoon Haiyan: A Wake-Up Call for Warsaw Climate Talks?
by Walden BelloNov 11, 2013
- Right before the latest round of climate talks began, the massive superstorm killed tens of thousands and displaced millions in the Philippines. What will it take to drive the message home?
Adapting to Climate Change: It's Not About Giving Up, It's About Getting Real
by Madeline OstranderNov 01, 2013
- Conversations about how we're going to get through the coming transformation force us to see the full scale of the problem.
What Were Morgan Stanley Reps Doing at a Fossil Fuel Divestment Forum?
by Rachael StoeveOct 29, 2013
- As it turns out, they were leading a workshop on how to move billions of dollars in public and nonprofit funds to sustainable investments.