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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.
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
Environmentalists are optimistic that the electoral defeat of 11 of a targeted 'dirty dozen' sends a signal and opens new possibilities for action.
Statistically, the November elections seemed a win for the status quo in Washington—neither chamber...
Nov 27, 2012 | Read More
Washington State Gov.-elect Jay Inslee
Enviros say Gov. Jay Inslee, a pioneer of the U.S. clean economy, gives them a shot at blocking NW coal terminals. Is it wishful thinking?
Washington State will have perhaps the nation's greenest governor when Jay Inslee, an early...
Nov 26, 2012 | Read More
Protesters rally against the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 18 in Washington D.C.
Continuing protests will spotlight the danger of burning fossil energy reserves containing 2,795 gigatons of CO2.
Karen Bagdes-Canning felt a sense of déjà vu when she marched past the White House on Sunday...
Nov 19, 2012 | Read More
Anti-nuclear protest in Freiburg, Germany, in March 2011.
Clean Break: Chapter 4 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Bonn, Germany—On the afternoon of April 29, 1986, West Germany's Interior Minister Friedrich...
Nov 16, 2012 | Read More
Markus Bohnert, co-director of Bürger Energie St. Peter.
Clean Break: Chapter 3 in the story of Germany's switch to renewables
Sankt Peter im Schwarzwald, Germany—The Abbey of St. Peter in the Black Forest has had its ups and...
Nov 15, 2012 | Read More
Landowner Eleanor Fairchild (right) and actress Daryl Hannah (left) were arreste
Eleanor Fairchild, 78, is among more than 30 activists arrested since August for using nonviolent civil disobedience to protest the Keystone XL in Texas.
Eleanor Fairchild has been arrested twice: once outside the White House in August 2011 and again...
Nov 14, 2012 | Read More