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How People Successfully Lose Weight

In my 20 years of writing, discussing, and counseling people on weight loss, I have pondered, why are some people successful in losing weight and others are not? My friend Jerry Redden, a former Sierra Club guide who now takes people into the wilderness on his own, said to me recently, "In America it is very, very difficult to not be obese." I agree. Show More Summary

How the Clean Power Plan is a Game-Changer for Clean Energy

Note: This blog post is part of a series geared toward discussing the wide ranging impacts of the President's Clean Power Plan. Over the course of this week, Sierra Club experts are adding to this series of posts on Sierra Club's Compass...Show More Summary

Floored: The True Cost of Unenforced Trade Deals

Co-authored by Ilana Solomon, director of the Sierra Club's Responsible Trade Program. For decades, crews of illegal loggers have traveled deep into Peru's Amazon rainforest, cutting valuable hardwoods for sale on the international market while threatening indigenous communities, our environment, and the climate. Show More Summary

Arizona Teen Hannah O'Sullivan Wins US Women's Amateur

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Hannah O'Sullivan won the U.S. Women's Amateur on Sunday, beating Sierra Brooks 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final at Portland Golf Club.

Judges Nixing Keystone XL South Cases Had Tar Sands-Related Oil Investments

On August 4, the U.S. Appeals Court for the 10th Circuit shot down the Sierra Club's petition for rehearing motion for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline. The decision effectively writes the final...Show More Summary

U.C. Campuses Top Sierra Club’s “Cool Schools” Rankings

The Sierra Club has released its latest rankings of the “greenest” colleges and universities in the United States, titled “Cool Schools 2015.”  The University of California fares extremely well in that survey, with four of its campuses placing in the top 10 of the Sierra Club poll.  U.C. Irvine nabbed the top spot in the […]

Sierra Club is pushing to kill 450,000 trees in the San Francisco Bay Area – SIGN this petition to stop the madness

Before Europeans moved into the San Francisco Bay area, the region was mostly grasslands and scrub, with very few trees. Through the generations, trees were brought in from other parts of California and planted because of how well suited they were to an

Want to go to an eco-friendly college? Here are the 10 best.

The Sierra Club released their rankings of the top greenest universities.

The Diablo We Know

Diablo Canyon is California’s last nuclear power plant. It has been the state’s most famous and most controversial plant ever since it divided Sierra Club members in the late 1960s. Perched amidst spectacular natural beauty on the California coast, Diablo faces threats on many fronts. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, August 3: CPP FACT SHEET; WILL CPP COST? – CO-OP UTILITIES; CPP MOST SIGNIFICANT PRESIDENTIAL ACTION ON CLIMATE – SIERRA CLUB

CLEAN POWER PLAN WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET …The Clean Power Plan is a Landmark Action to Protect Public Health, Reduce Energy Bills for Households and Businesses, Create American Jobs, and Bring Clean Power to Communities across the Country August...Show More Summary

The wrong way to honor Florida's Rick Scott

The Sierra Club's Frank Jackalone said this week, "No one in their right mind would give Rick Scott an award for protecting wildlife."

Sierra Club member asks Executive Director Brune to support nuclear energy

A few days ago, a friend from Californians for Green Nuclear Power shared a letter he had written to Michael Brune, the Executive Director of the Sierra Club. He gave me permission to share his letter with Atomic Insights readers. My...Show More Summary

200th Coal Plant Shuttered!

The 200th coal plant was just shuttered since The Sierra Club started its Beyond Coal campaign in 2010. From NationalSierraClub via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

The Ebola Survivors Soccer Club

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Struggling in the shadow of Ebola, survivors of the disease in Sierra Leone found new strength and solidarity on the soccer field.

Electric Car Guide From Sierra Club Updated & Improved

Originally published on Gas2. While I focus a lot of attention on the electric vehicle consumer benefits of instant torque and convenience, another huge benefit is of course that they’re greener than gasmobiles and diesel cars. That is of course the reason why nonprofit organizations like the Sierra Club support their adoption. Show More Summary

U.S. coal production down 40% since 2010 and clean energy is taking over

Not only is clean energy on its way in, coal plants are on their way out. This week the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal project celebrated the announcement of the 200th coal plant shutting down since 2010. 200 out of 535 US coal plants is a big deal, 40% of

Bernie Sanders Is Against Keystone XL. Hillary Clinton Was 'Inclined' to Approve It. Why the Difference?

The Sierra Club calls Keystone XL a "climate disaster." Therefore, when a presidential candidate once "inclined" to green-light the pipeline hires someone who was also a "major Keystone lobbyist," Democrats should inquire as to the reasoning of such a curious decision. Show More Summary

Speed demon: EV market moving at an incredible pace

Electric vehicles (EV) are getting a boost from all sides — most recently, by the Sierra Club, who has released an updated interactive Electric Vehicle Guide, featuring an EV consumer incentive database. Searchable by zip code, the database identifies what rebates, tax credits, EV charging incentives, utility programs, and discounts are available in each user’s […]

5 Real Headlines for Environmental Education

I recently received a letter from the Sierra Club featuring glossy pictures of grizzly bears and jaguars. A bold heading declared: Once They're Gone...They're Lost Forever. The conservation movement is adept at generating provocative campaigns that inspire people to take action. Show More Summary

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