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Ever Wanted to Write a Slogan for a Global Protest? Now’s Your Chance!

Blog by Travis Nichols | July 16, 2014

ATTN: PEOPLE OF EARTH I’d like to tell you about a new wonderful invention that has helped me personally in ways I could never have imagined even MINUTES ago. That’s right, the Greenpeace Protest-O-Matic! This incredible online tool allows me,...

Trees can be endangered too and this one is in trouble

Blog by Danielle Van Oijen | July 16, 2014

When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion’s share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the Convention on...

US Fish & Wildlife begins complete elimination of bee-killing pesticides in Pacific...

Blog by Cassady Sharp | July 15, 2014

Effective immediately, the US Fish & Wildlife Service will begin to eliminate the use of harmful and proven bee-killing pesticides  in the Pacific National Wildlife Refuge Systems.  These lands include Washington, Hawaii, Idaho and Oregon. The...

Microsoft moves toward greener internet with wind energy purchase

Blog by David Pomerantz | July 15, 2014

The race to build a green internet is in full swing, with Microsoft announcing today that it is purchasing 175 MW of wind energy in Illinois to power its data center operations there. Electricity generated by that wind farm will power...

Texas’s Attorney General tells residents to “drive around” to discover dangerous...

Blog by Diana Ruiz | July 14, 2014

Last week the city of Port Arthur, Texas was shaken by the Chevron Phillips Chemical plant blast that sent two injured workers into a medical helicopter. Although Chevron Phillips publicly claimed that the situation was “under control,” the...

US Senator claims more US jobs in solar than in coal- and he’s right

Blog by Cassady Sharp | July 10, 2014

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island, a politician who often warns about the dangers of climate change, recently claimed that there are more US jobs in the solar industry than in coal mining.  And the best part is he’s right!

Is seaweed the new kale?

Blog by Maria Finn | July 10, 2014

Guest post from Maria Finn, author of “The Whole Fish”  Photo credit to  Marla Aufmuth  Strewn along beaches in tangled clumps, seaweed tells the fractal tales of tides.  Anchored in the water, they are an underwater melody.These algae are not...

U.S. floats a draft resolution that would legitimize “scientific whaling”

Blog by Phil Kline | July 10, 2014

Just a few months ago, the US State Department claimed that lethal scientific whaling was completely unnecessary. Now it appears the US is poised to allow Japan to continue scientific whaling with just a bit more paperwork. Greenpeace just...

Suggestions for Talking to Your Kids about LEGO’s partnership with Shell

Blog by Travis Nichols | July 9, 2014

Note for Parents: LEGO is a great company that has done wonderful things for kids and the planet over the years. We love LEGO. But LEGO is working with Shell, a company with a shameful environmental record. Shell is one of the most...

San Francisco Bay residents organize healing walks to oil & chemical refineries

Blog by Cassady Sharp | July 9, 2014

The following is a guest post from Pennie Opal Plant, member of Gathering Tribes & organizer of the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks. Photo credit to Steve Nadel. Prior to organized healing walks in the San Francisco Bay area, many residents had...

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