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On Earth Day 2015, Consider the Year So Far

I hear it’s “Earth Day” today. Hooray! Do we have an Earth Day carol yet?

I Wish I had a Lump of Soil I Wish I had a Clump of Clay I’d Mix it up with Compost And Call it Okay, Ooooooo…

Then maybe to top it off, we could exchange climate change reports. You […]

Latta: Big Money For Dirty Fossil Fuels, But Only Big Talk For Sustainable Energy

Congressman Robert Latta proposes an energy policy that favors the outdated, dirty, unsustainable energy sources of the last century. Is it a coincidence that his top contributions over the last few years have come from Marathon Petroleum? […]

Divestment Protests Spread Around The World

The University of Maine, the University of Dayton, Stanford University, and Syracuse University are just a few among the schools that have already chosen to divest, driving down the stock price of fossil fuel companies. Watch for more to join the list. […]

Student Sit-In Movement for Fossil Fuel Divestment Hits Massachusetts and Virginia

Yesterday, the Green Man reported that students had begun a sit-in protest at Tulane University, pressuring the university’s administration to take endowment funds currently invested in fossil fuel extraction and invest them elsewhere. The idea is for universities to use their collective endowment weight to leverage change and make the energy sector more responsive to […]

Fossil Fuels Divestment Protest Hits Tulane

Tulane University faculty have sent a letter to the school’s president and board of trustees, stating, “we call on Tulane University to freeze new investment in the Carbon Tracker 200 fossil fuel companies, and to divest within five years from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds.” […]

Yale University Claims Investment In Dirty Energy Is The Best Way To Deal With Climate Change

Yale University asserts that talking about climate change a lot, and buying efficient light bulbs, while pouring billions of dollars into dirty fossil fuels, is the right way to address global warming? […]

Greenpeace Activists Board Shell Oil Rig Bound For Arctic Seas

Six activists from Greenpeace have boarded the Polar Pioneer oil drilling rig in the Pacific Ocean, and are camped out on the underside of the gigantic vessel as it moves north. The oil rig has received the go-ahead to begin drilling for crude oil in the Chukchi Sea, in Arctic waters north of Alaska.

Safety […]

Water Conservation At A California Hotel

Does water conservation in California include the maintenance of swimming pools full of rapidly evaporating water? […]

Ted Lieu’s March Madness

Climate change is a deadly threat that the Republicans refuse to take seriously, so therefore, watch college basketball?!? […]

GOP Congressman Who Associates With Nazis Accuses Obama Of Attacking American Jobs

We need more Americans working in jobs that keep us informed and maintain protection from toxic substances. Steve Scalise’s fossil fuels friends won’t give us that kind of work. […]

How Many in the Sea? Automatic Detection of Ribbon Seals

In 2008, J. Clifford wrote about the delisting of the ribbon seal under the Endangered Species Act, noting that the Bush administration was late in its determination but admiring the unusual deference to scientific opinion by the conservative president. At the time, the ribbon seal numbers were listed at approximately 200,000. In 2009, the Center […]