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Climate Change and Rights Talk

Where does talk about rights get you? A climate talk I listened to last week began from a familiar starting point in arguing for the obligations of the Developed World to the rest: rights. Citing the Declaration of Human Rights, theShow More Summary

The Catholic Case for Tackling Climate Change

"Protecting our environment is an urgent moral imperative and sacred duty for all people of faith and conscience." Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations Pope Francis's much anticipated encyclical on the environment and...Show More Summary

Mohan: The Unluckiest Elephant in the World

For more than fifty years, luck has not been on Mohan's side. Stolen from the wild as a young elephant, he likely has never known, or has long since forgotten, how it feels to be loved and what it means to be free. Mohan is one of India's working elephants. Show More Summary

Vets Celebrate Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument's First Anniversary

I was returning from a multi-day sniper mission in Iraq and our team stopped at Ballad Air Base. It was one of the few posts with a theater. I remember standing for the National Anthem before the picture watching scenes like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, the Rocky Mountains, and other landmarks light up the big screen. Show More Summary

10 Reasons to Boot Nestle Water Bottling out of California

Today, protesters delivered 515,000 signatures on a petition to Nestle's headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles telling Nestle to get out of town. Here are 10 good reasons why the nation's number one water bottler needs to go: 1. California is facing the 4th year of a record drought. Show More Summary

Big Coal's Dirty Playbook to Block the Clean Power Plan

The Cheswick coal-fired power plant in Springdale, PA. (Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice) Written by Sarah Saylor, Senior Legislative Representative for Earthjustice Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., recently joined with other longtime climate deniers to introduce a bill that would derail the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. Show More Summary

The FTC Holds Makers of "Flushable" Wipes Accountable

Even a magic golden plunger is no match for "flushable" wet wipes. Plungers long ago gave way to workers wielding pitchforks in the battle against sewers filled with giant, clinging balls of waste known as used wet wipes. And we areShow More Summary

Elders Take Action on Climate Change

Kathleen Schomaker of Gray is Green at the People's Climate March in New York City in September 2014: "Elders need to see ourselves as ancestors with a call to action on behalf of the future." Elders around the world may be our best hope for solving the "super wicked" problem of climate change. Show More Summary

Power for All Campaign: Seeking a Faster Timeline for Universal Energy Access

This week, the Sierra Club is participating in the second annual United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York, a forum bringing together key world actors advocating for sustainably to address the problem of energy poverty worldwide. Show More Summary

'Green News Report' - May 21, 2015

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Major oil spill off the Santa Barbara coast; Another settlement reached in 2010 BP Gulf Oil Spill; Fossil fuels subsidized to the tune of $5 trillion a year; PLUS: President Obama to Coast Guard cadets: climate change is a threat to global and national security... Show More Summary

The Climate Post: States, Nations Announce Commitments Ahead of U.N. Climate Conference

Roughly six months before international leaders meet in Paris for a United Nations climate change conference, U.S. states and foreign nations are stepping forward with climate commitments. Canada, on Friday, pledged to cut its greenhouse...Show More Summary

Cash on the Hood of an Electric Car

You've probably heard of that psychology study that found children are more likely to go for one marshmallow now than the promise of two marshmallows later. Researchers at UC Davis found that car buyers are no different and are moreShow More Summary

Soda Mountain Not Right For Solar

I want to tell you about a special place in the California desert where bighorn sheep move with customary grace among mountain peaks and thread ancient pathways across the land. Nearby, a fragile desert spring surprises visitors with rare fish darting in its light and shadow. Show More Summary

Plastic Pollution: A Social Justice Perspective

The Plastic Pollution Movement is very new. The problem developed within our lifetimes with the explosion of single use plastics thanks to mankind's acceptance of a fossil fuel based economy and increasingly disruptive extraction methods...Show More Summary

3 Reasons All Feminists Should Support Animal Rights

"Feminism" has lately become less of a dirty word, as more people recognize it as being the belief in gender equality. Men, women, and transpeople can all be feminists. According to popular sex educator Laci Green, if you believe women are human, you're a feminist. Show More Summary

Why the Food Movement Must Build Power

Mark Bittman's recent op-ed on the faults of the food movement provides a great opportunity to discuss how we should be engaging politically to demand a better food system; unfortunately, it misses the mark on why we are making limited progress on food policy issues. Show More Summary

#GOserve and #getoutdoors this June

Corpsmembers and volunteers at the 2014 Great Outdoors Day of Service in the Nation's Capital. By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President & CEO of The Corps Network June is Great Outdoors Month: a celebration of our parks and waters and the many ways to enjoy them. Show More Summary

With Friends Like the Obama Administration, Endangered Species Don't Need Enemies

From gray wolves to Cheat Mountain salamanders, the more than 1,500 endangered species in the U.S. face threats like never before. In addition to the ever-present threat of habitat loss caused by our growing footprint on the planet,Show More Summary

4 Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Many of us--especially city dwellers--worry about the pollution in the air outside of our homes. But get this: the air inside your apartment or house may actually be more toxic than the air outside of it! Paint, furniture, flooring,Show More Summary

On Mother's Day, I Thought of Mother Cow

Last weekend when I celebrated Mother's Day with my family, I couldn't help but think of mothers around the world -- not just human mothers, but mothers everywhere. In Vedic culture, which has roots in ancient India, there are actually...Show More Summary

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