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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.
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...
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.
Mississippi River oil spill only the latest in a series of fossil fuel related accidents
Another accident in the United States is drawing attention once more to the hazards of transporting and storing fossil fuels.
Join the March Across the USA for Climate Action
On Saturday, March 1, at 9:00 a.m. (8:30 a.m. press briefing), join the SoCal Climate Action Coalition 350 and its regional partners to help kick off the Great March for Climate Action. Thousands are projected to join the mobilized mass movem...
US shows it’s getting serious about climate change at home and abroad
It’s been a whirlwind week in the United States, where recent developments have bolstered hopes of renewed climate action by the Obama administration.
“Unprecedented” forest protection platform launched
A new tool that allows users to digitally track an array of forest-related data was released Thursday by the World Resources Institute.
Tell Your Senators: Support Wind Power
In 2012, wind power emerged as the nation’s number one new source of electricity for the first time. Wind power, as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions...
Citing climate impacts, Kellogg’s commits to environmentally friendly palm oil
The American cereal giant has announced that it will only use “environmentally responsible” palm oil in its products.
Jigar Shah: Healthcare costs of US coal top $60 bn a year
Jigar Shah examines the true health impacts of America's coal industry warning that it could cost the country's health system $60 billion every year.
John Kerry: Climate change ‘world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction’
US Secretary of State, John Kerry has dismissed the views of climate sceptics, equating them to people who believe the earth is flat, as he warns climate change is the “world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction”.
Tell Obama to Reject Keystone Pipeline
Keystone XL requires a Presidential Permit to move forward, and the world is watching to see if President Obama will stand up to big oil and stop the pipeline, or continue down the path of climate catastrophe. On January 31, the State Departm...
Caribbean islands to get over a billion dollars in clean energy loans
British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has secured more than $1 billion in loans for clean energy development.