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Live for Now? What About Tomorrow?

Blog by Guest Post | August 26, 2014

Guest post by Gina Coplon-Newfield, Director of the Sierra Club’s Future Fleet & Electric Vehicles Initiative I’ve been struck by Pepsi’s “Live for Now” advertising theme. “Now” is good, but I keep wondering: what about tomorrow? PepsiCo, which...

Earthquake, Drought and Wildfires Ravage California

Blog by Cassady Sharp | August 26, 2014

Reposted with permission from EcoWatch. Anastasia Pantsios, Eco Watch We probably can’t blame the earthquake that hit California’s Napa Valley this weekend onclimate change. But it’s one more thing that the beleaguered residents of the so-called...

The fate of thousands of whales is in the hands of Tanzania

Blog by Phil Kline | August 25, 2014

This year, at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meetings in Slovenia, member nations will vote for the second time on a proposal that would create a permanent whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic. In 1994, the Commission declared the...

Happy Birthday to our National Parks!

Blog by Diana Best | August 25, 2014

Today the National Park Service turns 98 year old. Almost a century ago,  our leaders had the foresight to protect these incredible places and set them aside as national treasures. Since then, our national parks have been enjoyed by millions of...

Make History at the People’s Climate March in New York City

Blog by Mary Sweeters | August 25, 2014

In just one month, tens of thousands of people will be marching in New York City for the climate — and we need you there. I’m marching because as the Arctic melts and sea levels rise, thousands of people already have been or will be forced to...

How to stand up for the Arctic in your community

Blog by Sarah Rasmussen | August 25, 2014

This summer, thousands of Greenpeace activists around the world have been working in their communities asking their local leaders to stand up for the Arctic. What does that mean? It’s all a part of the global campaign to make the northernmost...

Norway’s offshore drilling puts Arctic Ocean at risk

Blog by Richard Steiner | August 22, 2014

As Norway pushes further into the Arctic with offshore oil drilling, the corresponding environmental risks have increased significantly. The Barents Sea is one of the richest, most unique marine ecosystems in the world, with remarkable...

Photos: Duke Oil Spill on the Ohio River

Blog by Kate Melges | August 20, 2014

Monday night Duke Energy spilled about 5,000 gallons of diesel during a “routine fuel transfer” into the Ohio River at the W.C Beckjord Power Station in New Richmond, Ohio. The coal plant lies a little under 20 miles to the east of Cincinnati...

Microsoft Drops ALEC membership, moves forward with renewable energy

Blog by David Pomerantz | August 19, 2014

Microsoft has made great progress in its commitment to clean energy and climate leadership in recent years, introducing an internal carbon fee and purchasing large amounts of wind energy to power two of its data centers. But like other leading...

Victory! Oregon Denies Key Coal Export Permit

Blog by Brian Manning | August 19, 2014

Today, folks in Oregon and beyond are smiling ear-to-ear, hugging a little longer, breathing a little deeper and laughing alongside their brothers and sisters. After all, a major victory to keep coal exports out of the Pacific Northwest deserves...

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