The Environmentalist

  • Not Even National Parks Are Safe From Fracking

    October 6, 2015
    Ryan Schleeter

    We know that fracking threatens our climate, our health, and our communities. Now, frackers are taking aim at something else irreplaceable: our public lands.

  • Not Just Tuna: The Truth Behind Chicken of the Sea’s Label

    October 5, 2015
    Kate Melges

    The global tuna industry is out of control. It's emptying our oceans of fish, devastating other marine life and exploiting workers in shocking ways. To fix it, we're taking the fight to the world's largest tuna company and it's number one U.S. brand.

  • 7,400 Miles Later: What We Found in the Deep Blue Sea

    October 2, 2015
    Guest Blogger

    It’s now been two months since the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior set sail from Auckland, New Zealand, travelling far into the Pacific on a mission to expose why our tuna are going belly up.

  • 7 People-Powered Moments That Helped Defeat Shell in 2015

    October 1, 2015
    April Glaser

    Monday’s news of Shell’s decision to stop searching for oil in the Alaskan Arctic marks a milestone in the ongoing fight to rein in runaway climate change. We’ve traveled far to get here, yet the road ahead of us remains a long one.

  • Students Lead Energy Audit at North Carolina Middle School

    October 1, 2015
    Caroline Hansley

    As major buyers of electricity, school districts can save money by reducing their energy use and installing solar. Repower Our Schools teamed up with students to measure energy consumption at their school as part of the Green Apple Day of Service.

  • Shark Identification, With a Little Help From Our Friends

    October 1, 2015
    Karli Thomas

    In the last month, the crew on the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior has busted the door wide open on the tuna industry's destructive and unsustainable fishing practices. Now, they're sifting through the evidence to take a closer look at what they found.

  • Podcast: What Do Tornadoes Smell Like?

    September 30, 2015
    Ryan Schleeter

    Check out episode two of Completely Optional Knowledge, the podcast that answers questions you never knew you had. Some things in life are #CompletelyOptinonal — satisfying your curiosity doesn’t have to be one of them.

  • An Incredible Day: Shell Drops Arctic Drilling

    September 28, 2015
    Annie Leonard

    My phone rang this morning at 5.30am. I’m not really a morning person, but I couldn’t have been happier to take this call when I heard the words “Shell is leaving the Arctic, and won’t be going back.”