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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.
The Koch brothers built their first fortune on the particularly dirty form of oil mined in Alberta's tar sands, and they remain deeply invested there.
The libertarian conservative Koch brothers and the progressive liberal Tom Steyer are in a...
Jul 15, 2014 | Read More
'I will continue to fight. From the beginning I knew my life would be at risk.'
NEW DELHI, India—With great difficulty Ramesh Agrawal limped to the podium in San Francisco last...
May 22, 2014 | Read More
The 10 organizations leading the environmental movement collectively have 15 million members and an annual budget of more than $525 million.
The 120-year-old U.S. environmental movement has undergone a tectonic shift and resurgence over the...
Apr 7, 2014 | Read More
First-in-the-nation ruling requires New York's biggest utility to integrate climate science into all of its planning, construction and budget decisions.
New York regulators are requiring the state's biggest electric utility to armor the grid against...
Mar 12, 2014 | Read More
Environmental organizations that oppose tar sands expansion have become the subject of rigorous audits that could force some to shut their doors.
Story updated on Feb. 14 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to include comment from the Canada Revenue Agency. In...
Feb 14, 2014 | Read More
Green groups have often touted that their network of anti-Keystone XL supporters is millions strong—will they turn up to voice their opposition?
With the Obama administration heading into the endgame on the Keystone XL decision, now comes the...
Feb 10, 2014 | Read More
After years of silence, the climate conversation is now happening on many levels—from the White House to Wall Street and classrooms to the streets.
Frustrated by years of waiting on politicians to reduce American dependence on climate-changing...
Dec 30, 2013 | Read More
Demonstrators protest against Northern Gateway pipeline
Canadian panel approves Enbridge's tar sands pipeline to Pacific Coast. If the project goes ahead, it could have ramifications for the Keystone XL.
WASHINGTON—An independent Canadian federal panel on Thursday approved Enbridge's proposal to build...
Dec 19, 2013 | Read More
"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