Stanford Has an $18 Billion Endowment. These Students Made Sure It Won't Be Invested in Coal
by Liz PleasantMay 13, 2014
- The decision is the largest single win for the movement to push institutions to divest from fossil fuels. And student activists say they'll keep the pressure on Stanford to divest from oil and natural gas as well as from coal.
How a "Black Snake" in the Heartland Brought Spirit to American Environmentalism
by Kristin MoeMay 06, 2014
- It's possible that the Cowboy Indian Alliance offers a glimpse into what a spiritually integrated environmental movement might look like, honoring diversity while resisting cooptation.
This Fifth-Grader Raised $200,000 to Clean Up the Gulf Oil Spill by Selling Watercolors
by Christine St. Pierre, Miles BeckerApr 30, 2014
- These three young activists found creative ways to tackle issues from climate change to voting rights.
To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight
by Jim ShultzApr 29, 2014
- It is good to mourn for what's being lost. But giving up just gives the fossil fuel industry what it wants.
Brought Together by Keystone Pipeline Fight, "Cowboys and Indians" Heal Old Wounds
by Kristin MoeApr 24, 2014
- As natives and ranchers work together to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, they're also learning to understand one another's history, culture, and relationship with the land.
Photo Essay: "Cowboys and Indians" Against Keystone XL Bring Newfound Unity to DC
by Kristin MoeApr 23, 2014
- On the frontlines of resistance to the Keystone XL pipeline, ranchers and tribal members join forces in a striking display of solidarity.
Three Arrests in Latest Blockade of Tar Sands Equipment
by Raye StoeveMar 18, 2014
- The equipment has been blocked in Oregon, Idaho, and Montana—in each case by an alliance between Native Americans and environmental groups.
Meet the Ambassadors from Canada's Indigenous Fossil Fuel Resistance
by Kristin MoeMar 05, 2014
- In 1885, a revolutionary leader wrote, "My people will sleep for one hundred years" and then wake up. In the "genocidal" wilderness of Canada's tar sands, that renaissance has begun.
Keystone XL "At a Standstill" After Nebraska Ruling
by Kristin MoeFeb 20, 2014
- Local landowners and environmentalists who have long opposed the pipeline project are celebrating the decision.
Beyond Keystone XL: 8 Reasons for Optimism on Climate Change
by Michael NorthropFeb 06, 2014
- Recent signs that Barack Obama may approve the Keystone XL pipeline have some environmentalists feeling down about the future of the climate. But huge and positive changes are quietly taking place.
What If Winston Churchill Were Leading the Fight Against Climate Change?
by Tony JuniperJan 30, 2014
- "The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close."
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 Raye 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 Raye 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.