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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.
Bill Clinton and Prop 3
Prop 3 is the only clean energy issue on a state ballot. Michigan's standing as a battleground state is putting the measure under a national spotlight.
Update at 1:00 ET on Nov. 7, 2012: Proposal 3 was defeated at the polls Tuesday. Roughly 36 percent...
Nov 2, 2012 | Read More
Tree protesters in Winnsboro, Texas
Protests against the Keystone XL pipeline have led to arrests and headlines. But TransCanada says construction is moving along as planned.
Tree-sitters blockading the path of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas closed the first month of...
Oct 26, 2012 | Read More
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow
Amid puzzling indifference shown by elected officials over Enbridge's pipeline plans, townships are stepping up, opponents say—and giving them some hope.
At first, Katy Bodenmiller was dumbfounded by the response from U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a two-...
Oct 17, 2012 | Read More
Sign advertising a 'Stop the War On Coal' rally in Franklin, Pa.
What’s driving the decline of the U.S. coal industry? Turns out there’s no simple answer—even though some politicians want one.
Power plant operators are shuttering aging coal facilities at record rates—a trend presidential...
Oct 16, 2012 | Read More
Map of old and new keystone xl routes through Nebraska.
Latest reroute moves pipeline away from land owned by outspoken opponents but does little to avoid shallow water sources.
The decision to detour the Keystone XL around land owned by its noisiest opponents, plus the...
Oct 15, 2012 | Read More
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
Edison, the utility that runs San Onofre, is in upheaval as it digests new evidence that many of its employees are working in an environment of fear.
Story updated at 3 p.m. EDT, Oct. 4, 2012 The utility that runs California's troubled San Onofre...
Oct 4, 2012 | Read More
Barack Obama at a campaign stop in Mt. Adams, Ohio
Climate issues are absent this election, but research shows that merely mentioning a topic during the TV debates could help elevate it in voters' minds.
Aside from Mitt Romney's recent jab at Barack Obama's concern over global warming—and the president...
Oct 1, 2012 | Read More
Landowner Carol Brimhall
A 2010 oil pipeline spill contaminated Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. Now the line is being replaced, raising the ire of landowners along the route.
The notice that arrived at Debbie and David Hense's home last September didn't seem especially...
Sep 12, 2012 | Read More
Representatives from Friends of the Earth and local community groups announced t
Regulators still weighing options seven months after safety problems triggered the shutdown of San Onofre nuclear plant.
Two more Southern California city councils voiced urgent concerns about the crippled San Onofre...
Aug 23, 2012 | Read More
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
An independent committee would get information about San Onofre outsiders rarely see. It would be only the second group of its kind in the entire nation.
Add this to the list of questions surrounding Southern California's troubled San Onofre nuclear...
Jul 9, 2012 | Read More