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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.
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.
US coal exports skyrocket, nearly tripling over the last decade
Coal exports in the United States have nearly tripled since 2005, according to new data from the US Energy and Information Administration.
Costs of extreme weather laid bare as 2014 begins with ‘unusual’ level of events
As 2014 kicks off with an ‘unusual’ number of extreme weather events, experts are warning of the economic impact of future climate related extremes.
As coal consumption slows in China, analysts chart a renewable path forward
The world’s number one coal consumer may see a cleaner future sooner than expected.
Report lauds global climate legislation, details need for further action
The 2014 GLOBE study reviews climate change legislation in 66 countries that account for nearly 90% of global emissions.
Email your pension fund: Stop Shell from drilling in the Arctic
Following three years of Shell's plan to drill the Arctic having been oil on ice, a new petition urges pension fund to pressure Shell to leave the Arctic for good.
In California, dozens of companies sign on to call for climate action
Apple Inc and more than a dozen other California companies are urging Washington to act on global warming.