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Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know) Americans Spend $1.8 Billion on Eating Out Every Day (And 23 Other Facts You Should Probably Know)
by Dana Drugmand, Yessenia Funes
Meanwhile, more Americans got insured, the oceans continued to become more acidic, and the world’s largest collection of rubber ducks grew at a rapid pace.
The Leader of Canada's Green Party Is Marching for Climate Action—And She Wants You to Join Her in NYC The Leader of Canada's Green Party Is Marching for Climate Action—And She Wants You to Join Her in NYC
by Elizabeth May
As environmental lawyer and author Gus Speth once said, "Politicians ride the waves. People's movements make the waves."
Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands Photo Essay: First Nations Take Their Last March Through Canada's Dystopian Tar Sands
by Liana Lopez
Organizers agreed that the annual marches have helped raise awareness about the mining project. But their work is far from done.
Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking Court Rules That New York Towns Can Ban Fracking
by EcoWatch
The ruling is a boon to the more than 170 municipalities in New York that have already passed bans or moratoriums.
Canadian Govt Approves Pipeline Through British Columbia—But Landmark Court Ruling May Stop It Canadian Govt Approves Pipeline Through British Columbia—But Landmark Court Ruling May Stop It
by Dana Drugmand
First Nations groups say that the pipeline would disrupt their traditional seafood harvest and endanger their culture.
San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property San Francisco Bans Sale of Plastic Water Bottles on Public Property
by Molly Rusk
The ban is set to go into effect in October 2014, and will be the first of its kind in the nation.
Game Changer: EPA to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Power Plants Game Changer: EPA to Regulate Carbon Emissions from Power Plants
by Brandon Baker
Coal-fired power plants are responsible for about 40 percent of United States' carbon emissions. That pollution would be regulated for the first time under the new proposed rules.
Stanford Has an $18 Billion Endowment. These Students Made Sure It Won't Be Invested in Coal Stanford Has an $18 Billion Endowment. These Students Made Sure It Won't Be Invested in Coal
by Liz Pleasant
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.
The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
by Erin L. McCoy
Thousands of workers may be at risk of chronic disease from the chemicals used to process coal—including MCHM, which recently contaminated the drinking water of nearly 300,000 West Virginia residents.
To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight To My Friend the Climate Defeatist: Here's Why I'm Still In the Fight
by Jim Shultz
It is good to mourn for what's being lost. But giving up just gives the fossil fuel industry what it wants.
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
If the governments of Costa Rica and El Salvador can resist the mining industry, maybe we all can.
Hundreds Plan to Risk Arrest in Keystone Pipeline Action Hundreds Plan to Risk Arrest in Keystone Pipeline Action
by Jamie Henn
This weekend could turn out to be the largest act of civil disobedience at the White House in a generation.
West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects West Virginians Raise Alarm as Research Links Coal Mining to Cancer, Birth Defects
by Erin L. McCoy
Recent studies suggest that coal mining affects the health of everyone who lives nearby—not just those who work in the mines.
West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill West Virginians Harvest Rainwater in Wake of Chem Spill
by Molly Rusk
Residents whose tap water was polluted are finding that rainwater is an affordable alternative.
Fracking Standoff in Texas: One Woman's Struggle to Stop Drilling on Her Family's Land Fracking Standoff in Texas: One Woman's Struggle to Stop Drilling on Her Family's Land
by Rachael Stoeve
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."
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