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Join the Cowboy Indian Alliance march to protest Keystone XL
On April 22nd, a group of ranchers, farmers and tribal communities from along the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route, called the Cowboy Indian Alliance, will ride into Washington DC and set up camp near the White House to tell President Oba...
Stand up to big oil and demand clean energy now
Celebrities, philanthropists and people from all walks of life are coming together with the National Resource Defense Council to work towards a future powered by 100% clean energy: “Who gets to decide our energy future? Every president ...
Bill McKibben: What just happened on Keystone XL
Bill McKibben offers his take on the Obama administration's announcement to delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Divestment movement picks up speed with two major US announcements
Earlier this week, the divestment movement celebrated a pair of victories at Pitzer College and Harvard University.
World Bank headquarters in Washington DC photo
World Bank headquarters in Washington DC Creative Commons: Deborah W. Campos/World Bank, 2011 Source: Flickr
Bill Koch’s coal walkout highlights an industry in decline
Bill Koch, who made billions selling petcoke and coal with his company Oxbow Carbon, has become the latest in a long line of wealthy executives to turn his back on the coal industry.
Greenpeace publishes report on Silicon Valley’s dirty (energy) secret
The environmental organization has set its sights on fossil fuel usage in the tech industry with a new report studying 19 companies.
Pass SB 1132 California fracking moratorium
After the California Legislature failed to passed a moratorium on fracking last year, Californians now have another chance to pass a strong fracking moratorium bill with SB 1132. Since last year fracking has continued to expand in California,...
Join the Global Climate Convergence: Earth Day to May Day 2014
The Global Climate Convergence for People, Planet and Peace over Profit is an education and direct action campaign beginning this spring, with “10 days to change course,” running from Earth Day to May Day. It provides coordinated action and c...
Stop Congress from rubber stamping fracked gas exports
The oil and gas industry is using the crisis in Ukraine as an excuse to pressure Congress to rubber stamp approval of liquefied natural gas exports (LNG). Gas exports won’t help the situation in Eastern Europe. It’s just a ploy by the o...
Photographer travels “Along the Pipeline” to confront Canada’s energy future
Robert van Waarden, a Montreal-based photographer, is planning to photograph residents along the 4,400-kilometer route of a proposed tar sands pipeline.
Tell EPA: Close Loopholes in Clean Water Act
Loopholes in the Clean Water Act leave the drinking water for 117 million Americans vulnerable to unchecked pollution. The EPA is poised to take big steps to protect our waterways, but polluters from Big Ag to Big Oil are going all in to stop...
Stop mountaintop removal mining from destroying Appalachia
Mountaintop removal mining is a practice in which coal mining companies blow entire mountaintops to smithereens to get at the thin coal seams below. The bill H.R. 2824, scheduled for a House vote this week, would make it easier for these comp...
Tell Congress: Stop Attacking our National Parks
The House is moving on a terrible new bill, H.R. 1459, that will effectively say: No new national parks. The vote is Wednesday — and if you don’t raise your voice today, it could actually pass! This bill would gut the historic Ant...
Natural gas exports could be the next big environmental fight in the US
A coalition of environmental groups have sent a letter to the White House urging President Obama to reconsider his position on LNG exports.
Tell Big Oil: Stop Your War Against Transparency
Transparency is the law – a law that Oxfam supporters like you helped to pass – but Big Oil companies are doing everything they can to try and keep their secrets, including suing the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to try and stop th...
Climate change to cut crop yields and drive up food prices
As news reports of dry weather driving up food prices continues to hit the headlines, new research has warned that climate change’s impact on food security could be higher than previously thought.
Divestment supporters photo
Divestment supporters in Manhattan, New York Creative Commons: 350.org, 2014 Source: Flickr
US senators stage all-nighter to urge climate action
Nearly one-third of the US Senate stayed up all night Monday to draw attention to the impacts of climate change and to urge their peers to take action.