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Can a “Firewall Strategy” Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco
Can a “Firewall Strategy” Keep Big Energy Out of Climate Talks? It Worked for Fighting Tobacco
Kicking the polluters out of the negotiations may sound like wishful thinking. But there is a precedent: the global effort to regulate the tobacco industry.
Posted Sep 19, 2014
Watch Out Wall Street, Climate Marchers Are Coming For You Next
Watch Out Wall Street, Climate Marchers Are Coming For You Next
A sit-in planned for the day after the People’s Climate March will call out the role of Wall Street in climate change.
Posted Sep 19, 2014
Stanford's Coal Divestment: Meet 2 Students—And 1 President—Who Made It Happen
Stanford's Coal Divestment: Meet 2 Students—And 1 President—Who Made It Happen
The movement to persuade schools to divest from fossil fuels has taken off around the country. Meet a few people who helped get Stanford’s money out of coal.
Posted Sep 18, 2014
Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar
Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar
Groups have been divesting money from oil, coal, and gas for years. Now they’re hoping to get more climate-healing bang for their buck.
Posted Sep 18, 2014
Coral Reefs for Climate Justice? The Oceans Can’t Speak, But They Need Our Help
Coral Reefs for Climate Justice? The Oceans Can’t Speak, But They Need Our Help
The world under the waves is under attack from climate change, overfishing, and pollution. But major marine sanctuaries are making a difference.
Posted Sep 18, 2014
Most Social Change Groups Grapple with White Privilege—But This Book Can Help
Most Social Change Groups Grapple with White Privilege—But This Book Can Help
The work of activism is full of messy contradictions. In “Towards Collective Liberation,” Chris Crass breaks down the influence of racism and patriarchy, including helpful how-tos—like “Twenty Careful Steps Toward Anti-sexist Action.”
Posted Sep 17, 2014
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
See How the National Park Service Rocks Instagram
There’s no better way to celebrate America’s public lands than to visit them. But these Instagram accounts are a nice substitute for times when you can’t.
Posted Sep 16, 2014
Video: Hip-Hop Star Boots Riley Is “Brother Earth”
Video: Hip-Hop Star Boots Riley Is “Brother Earth”
You already know his mom. But there’s a new talking planet on the scene, and climate change is messing with his style.
Posted Sep 16, 2014
Why the People’s Climate March Won’t Stop Climate Change (And 5 Ways to Go Further)
Why the People’s Climate March Won’t Stop Climate Change (And 5 Ways to Go Further)
An incisive critique of the People’s Climate March comes with a list of ways to step up our game.
Posted Sep 16, 2014
How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now
How Residents of a Rural New Mexico County Fought the Fracking Barons and Won—For Now
In Mora County, New Mexico, corporations seeking fracking contracts came up against “querencia”—a traditional way of thinking about and defending the land.
Posted Sep 15, 2014
For the Beaches and the Barrios: Why Next Week’s Climate March Will Be the Largest Ever
For the Beaches and the Barrios: Why Next Week’s Climate March Will Be the Largest Ever
We’re tired of winning the argument and losing the fight. And so we march.
Posted Sep 15, 2014
NY Unions Will Bring Fresh Ideas about Jobs, Energy to Historic Climate March
NY Unions Will Bring Fresh Ideas about Jobs, Energy to Historic Climate March
Key national unions are stepping up to support the People's Climate March on September 21. But some green radicals say unions need to create their own climate protection strategy that democratizes the energy sector.
Posted Sep 14, 2014
Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms
Migrant Farmworkers Find Paths Out of Poverty Through Incubator Farms
Incubator farms help seasonal workers start their own businesses, where they get better pay and the support of a community.
Posted Sep 10, 2014
To Save Family Farms from Corporate Buyout, Retiring Farmers Connect with a New Generation
To Save Family Farms from Corporate Buyout, Retiring Farmers Connect with a New Generation
In the next 20 years, many American family farmers are likely to retire—putting enormous amounts of land on the market. Here's how they're connecting with young farmers to make sure the family farm survives.
Posted Sep 05, 2014
For Walkers and Cyclists, A Swedish Road-Planning Strategy Helps Save Lives
For Walkers and Cyclists, A Swedish Road-Planning Strategy Helps Save Lives
Utah, Minnesota, and Washington have seen traffic fatalities decline by 40 percent. Here's how they did it.
Posted Sep 02, 2014

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