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.
The Coal Workers You Didn't Know Existed—And Why They May Be At Risk
by Erin L. McCoyMay 08, 2014
- 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
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.
People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining
by Robin Broad, John CavanaghMar 12, 2014
- 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
by Jamie HennFeb 28, 2014
- 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
by Erin L. McCoyFeb 26, 2014
- 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
by Molly RuskFeb 18, 2014
- 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
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."
"Cowboys and Indians" Camp Together to Build Alliance Against Keystone XL
by Kristin MoeNov 22, 2013
- At the Ponca Trail of Tears Spiritual Camp, tribal members and their ranchers are learning to understand each other as never before.
Why the UN Climate Negotiations Give Me Hope (In Spite of Everything)
by Jamie HennNov 21, 2013
- It's possible to find hope for action in the new generation's determination and clarity—even after 19 years of stalled negotiations.
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!
5 Solutions for a Kinder Cellphone
Nov 18, 2013
- Forget smarter! This infographic depicts the lifecycle of a cellphone, and points out non-toxic, conflict-free mineral responsible design.
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?
Can Fracking Showdown on Native Land Help Break Canada's Cycle of Colonialism?
by Leanne SimpsonOct 23, 2013
- When members of the Elsipogtog First Nation attempted to prevent seismic testing on their land that could lead to fracking, armed police appeared and violence ensued. Here, indigenous writer and academic Leanne Simpson puts the issue into context.
Is Your Phone Smart Enough to Not Poison the People Recycling It? This One Is
by Chris SweeneyOct 11, 2013
- Our throwaway electronics harm people overseas, but new trends in responsible design are not just smart—they’re kind.