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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.
Protesters rally in Portland, Maine, against possible plans to pipe oil from Can
'We're trying to build the social movement' in the United States against expansion of Canadian tar sands oil extraction, says organizer.
President Obama hasn't publicly drawn a connection between climate change and the Keystone XL...
Jan 31, 2013 | Read More
Renewable energy advocates protest against Xcel Energy
Boulder could soon be on a long-fought path to break from utility Xcel Energy, control its own electricity and ramp up clean power. But obstacles await.
For the past decade, the people of Boulder, Colo., have pursued an elusive goal: getting more clean...
Jan 23, 2013 | Read More
Valero is one of the U.S. oil companies that hasn't set internal greenhouse gas
Eight of the 11 domestic energy companies on the Fortune 100 haven't set greenhouse gas reduction or renewable energy goals, a report finds.
Recognizing the impact of global warming—or perhaps just looking for a little positive press—large...
Jan 3, 2013 | Read More
Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu found himself at the center of the sto
It wasn't easy being green in 2012. But record growth in the clean economy was the reality behind this year's negative headlines and political backlash.
Solyndra was the never-ending story of the year. The bankruptcy of a solar company that got a half...
Dec 21, 2012 | Read More
Protester perched at the top of an 80-foot tree in a patch of old-growth forest
Activists say their tree blockade may soon be over as construction on the Texas property wraps up. But their efforts to stop the pipeline are not.
Activists who had hoped to block the southern leg of the Keystone XL in Texas by occupying trees in...
Dec 17, 2012 | Read More
Greenpeace volunteers distributed food and supplies at a base in Queens.
Greenpeace and others are adding 'climate disaster relief' to their missions both for humanitarian purposes and to raise awareness of global warming.
Greenpeace usually makes its headlines for high-profile stunts—storming oil rigs, scaling coal...
Dec 17, 2012 | Read More
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson speaks at the GreenGov Symposium in September 201
EPA and DOE leaders are key to Obama's environmental legacy as Congress remains deadlocked on climate change policies.
As a stalemated Congress shies away from taking serious action on climate change, environmentalists...
Dec 10, 2012 | Read More
Kick-off of the Do The Math tour in Seattle
The primary aim of student-led campaign at 150-plus universities is to make climate change the moral issue of the generation.
A divestment campaign aimed at fossil fuel companies has swept college campuses across the country...
Dec 6, 2012 | Read More
Enbridge construction of the Line 6b replacement in Howell, Mich.
Landowner group wants to force Enbridge to follow local regulations; the pipeline company says the group has no legal standing to sue.
A lawsuit against pipeline company Enbridge Inc. was returned to Michigan state court on Tuesday,...
Nov 29, 2012 | Read More
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Federal researchers are on the front line of Harper's alleged 'war on science' as the country's oil ambitions clash with its scientific agenda.
The government of Canada's official position on climate change is that it's real and requires an "...
Nov 27, 2012 | Read More