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ActivismYoung people especially, disillusioned by the failure of established institutions to act on climate change, are taking to the streets in growing numbers. They are the reluctant inheritors of potential catastrophes they want to avert.
"Pull the plug on Vatenfall."
Citizens in Berlin are fighting to democratize and decentralize the city's energy system, and they've found an unlikely model—in Sacramento, Calif.
BERLIN, Germany—A decision 90 years ago by the people of Sacramento, Calif. to oust a private...
Dec 12, 2013 | Read More
Keystone XL oil pipeline protest
Industry consultants said anti-tar sands push could become 'the most significant environmental campaign of the decade' if activists were left unopposed.
As environmentalists began ratcheting up pressure against Canada's tar sands three years ago, one...
Dec 5, 2013 | Read More
Replacement work on the southern leg of the Keystone XL
Report by advocates says at least 125 sections on the southern portion of the Keystone have had to be repaired. Expert says concerns exaggerated.
Story updated on Nov. 13 at 2:30 a.m. EDT to include content of warning letters obtained by CBS...
Nov 12, 2013 | Read More
Franke James
'American policymakers need to understand just who they will be doing business with if they approve the Keystone,' says environmental artist Franke James.
Three years ago, Franke James was a little-known artist who found herself blacklisted by the...
Oct 28, 2013 | Read More
Ceres
Groundbreaking initiative is forcing an investor rethink: What's the value of fossil fuel stocks if companies must leave reserves in the ground?
A well-heeled coalition of investors is asking top fossil fuel companies to calculate the risks of...
Oct 24, 2013 | Read More
A Russian Coast guard officer points a knife at a Greenpeace activist.
About 4 million barrels of spilled oil, as much as BP's Gulf of Mexico spill, is flowing into the Arctic Ocean every year, Greenpeace says.
An environmental organization with a $350 million war chest, a giant protest vessel, 28 ...
Oct 16, 2013 | Read More
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Only 27 percent of publicly traded companies even mention 'climate change' in their annual reports, finds new data.
Almost 75 percent of the nation's publicly traded companies are ignoring a three-year-old...
Sep 19, 2013 | Read More
The viral video, posted in late August, has brought political satire to the debate on climate change, outing skeptics in Congress and causing a stir.
A funny video that calls on the World Meteorological Organization to name hurricanes after climate...
Sep 10, 2013 | Read More
Ernie Moniz
The effort spearheaded by the natural gas industry to repeal a clean energy law is creating a split between climate activists and efficiency advocates.
For the third time in a year, the fossil fuel industry and its allies in Congress are trying to...
Jul 11, 2013 | Read More