Will Historic Standing Rock Talks Change U.S.-Tribe Relationships?
by Tristan AhtoneSep 16, 2016
- The Department of Justice promised to consider nationwide reform in how the U.S. treats tribal land. Legal experts consider what, exactly, that might look like.
A Test of U.S. Climate Leadership Will Be How We Treat the Standing Rock Sioux
by Mark TrahantSep 02, 2016
- Can we trust Clinton-Kaine promises of an energy future “where no one is left out or left behind”?
Let Wildfires Burn: Study Shows Forests Bounce Back on Their Own
by Maya KhoslaAug 19, 2016
- Modern fire management practices of logging and seeding interfere with an ecosystem's ability to restore itself, and does little to protect property.
Black Lives Matter “Anthem” Writer Talks Music, TPP, and Being a Mom to a Black Son
by Steve FurayAug 16, 2016
- Singer-songwriter Taina Asili’s latest video, “And We Walk,” makes the connection between racial justice and climate justice.
Two Towns Battle Colorado for Freedom to Ban Fracking
by Kate StringerJul 28, 2016
- In a growing number of states, communities are demanding more self-governance over everything from environmental sustainability to gun control.
How a Big Coal Blunder Gave Mississippi a Chance for Cleaner Air
by Adam LynchJul 19, 2016
- Community activists in the country’s most corrupt state won an unlikely victory to convert a coal plant to natural gas.
Northwest Tribes Band Together to Stop Oil-by-Rail
by Ralph SchwartzJul 12, 2016
- Coastal tribes share tactics and resources to bring fossil fuel transport to a halt.
Don’t Be That Guy at the 4th of July Party
by Barbara ClabotsJul 01, 2016
- Independence Day is tough on coastal ecosystems where Americans flock to beach parties and communities are left with the mess. Here's how to do it better.
Meet the McDonald’s Cashier Taking on Her CEO for Climate Change
by Brooke AndersonJun 17, 2016
- If raising a family on a McDonald’s salary wasn’t hard enough, Tina Sandoval is working to transform the fast-food industry into one that is good for both people and planet.
Faced With a Fracking Giant, This Small Town Just Legalized Civil Disobedience
by Kate StringerMay 13, 2016
- A new first-in-the-nation law will shield residents from arrest as they use direct action to stop fracking-wastewater injection wells.
The End of Night: Why We Need Darkness In the Age of Artificial Light
by Emmett FitzGeraldFeb 25, 2016
- Since the invention of electric light, the night has been getting progressively brighter. But a growing body of research shows experiencing total darkness is critical to our well-being.
Why We Need to Keep 80 Percent of Fossil Fuels in the Ground
by Bill McKibbenFeb 15, 2016
- Life depends on it. Bill McKibben on the big changes we’ve already made in remarkably short order.
The Oil Industry Won in Alberta. Now First Nations Look to Heal Their Land
by Erika LundahlFeb 02, 2016
- The Alberta tar sands are home to the third-largest proven reserves of crude oil in the world. Here, First Nations engage in a complex dance of resistance to and cooperation with industry in order to survive.
As Rising Seas Force Exile, Islanders Hold Fast to What Matters Most
by Keith BarbalatoJan 29, 2016
- Pacific Islanders are among the first victims of climate change-induced sea level rise. As natives quickly run out of land and struggle to maintain crops, leaders are searching for ways to protect their people and thousands of years of cultural heritage.
Canadian Company Sues U.S. for Blocking Keystone XL—and Shows How the TPP Can Hurt Climate
by John LightJan 11, 2016
- Environmentalists have worked for years to get governments to regulate fossil fuels. Here’s how trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership make that even harder.