Big Climate Win In The Senate, But The Battle Is Not Over

A Senate committee approves money for a climate fund. Deep down, Republicans seem to know that it is a political loser with the broad middle of the country to sabotage the president from acting on climate change.
Bill Scher

Burning Issues: Fracking as Foreign Policy

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has encouraged the use of fracking as a foreign policy tool, Charlie Cray of Greenpeace explains in this Burning Issues segment.
Burning Issues Video

Trump Would Be a Climate Killer

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both accept climate science and propose policies based on science that would cut carbon pollution. Donald Trump, on the other hand, is pure poison for the planet. Period.
Bill Scher

Seven Things Obama Should Say From Flint

Today, President Obama is visiting Flint, Michigan for the first time since state officials revealed that the city’s water was contained with lead. Here are seven things the president should say when he speaks to the nation from Flint.
Terrance Heath

Is The Paris Climate Agreement Too Little Too Late?

We should celebrate how much we have been able to accomplish, but with our eyes wide open, knowing that there will surely be more we will have to do and more battles to fight.
Bill Scher

Burning Issues: The U.S. Exporting Climate Change

Kyle Ash, senior legislative representative at Greenpeace, says in this Burning Issues video that there are real dangers that U.S. export policies will undermine its fight against climate change.
Burning Issues Video

Burning Issues: When Fracking Goes Global

Jesse Coleman, a research investigator for Greenpeace, explains what the globalization of fracking means for the planet and where the presidential candidates stand in this Burning Issues video.
Burning Issues Video

Burning Issues: Is Climate Change A U.S. Security Threat?

Climate change has become a national security issue, according to Jason Kowalski of 350.org in this Burning Issues video segment. That means what a presidential candidate believes about climate change has serious ramifications.
Burning Issues Video

Belgian Awful

The ISIS supporters who attacked Brussels killed more than 30 people and injured hundreds more. The scariest part of this story is something that hasn’t happened yet and hopefully never will: an act of nuclear terrorism.

Will Washington Learn What Public Transit Is Worth?

The 24-hour closure of the number one transit system in the nation sent Washington into panic, and underscored the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure.
Terrance Heath

Requiem for a Wrecking Ball

One day before Aubrey McClendon swerved to hit a concrete wall, a grand jury charged him with conspiring to rig bids for fracking leases. It looks like the Chesapeake co-founder preferred suicide by SUV to a decade behind bars.

A Greener Leap Year

What if an extra day somehow slipped into your month? This being a leap year, it’s a reasonable question. The climate justice movement won’t take this 366th day for granted.

A Nation of Flints

We are living in a nation of Flints, thanks to racial bias, economic inequality, austerity, and conservative governance. We can’t afford to kid ourselves about what it will take to fix it.
Terrance Heath

Political Poison

The Flint lead disaster exposed the callousness of people like Michigan’s governor, who blame the poor for all of their misfortune.
Jim Hightower

A Green and Dirty Gift

As lawmakers scurried to keep the government open and head home for the holidays, they wrapped spending and tax deals into a costly measure that highlighted our nation’s mismatched energy policies.

Don’t Be a Fossil-Foolish Investor

Investors who choose to steer clear of oil, gas, and coal are protecting their portfolios in the short term and the long run. Rather than punishing the people and institutions financial markets are rewarding them.

Put This Coal Kingpin in the Stocks

“Guilty,” declared all 12 West Virginia jurors, who convicted Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy, of willfully conspiring to violate America’s mine safety laws. As a result of that conspiracy, 29 miners were killed.
Jim Hightower

Hope For The Climate Lives In Paris

Are we prepared to build on this initial agreement, and push our country and others to demand more greenhouse gas cuts until the crisis is behind us? Get ready to celebrate, and get ready to fight for deeper cuts the next day.
Bill Scher

Senate Republicans Lose Big In Climate Vote

Six years ago, Democrats broke ranks with Obama on capping carbon. Today, Democrats are holding firm. Republicans have proven unable to win in the court of public opinion.
Bill Scher

Building On The Keystone Victory

Now is the time to use the momentum from the Keystone pipeline decision, and mobilize for a broad cap on carbon emissions and a massive investment in clean energy jobs.
Bill Scher

Big Oil Can’t Go On Like This

Ensuring that our planet remains hospitable requires leaving about three-quarters of all oil, gas, and coal deposits underground. Forgoing all those fossil fuels means oil companies need to change or go out of business.

The Great Pumpkin Shortage Is Coming

The imminent pumpkin shortage is only the latest example of how changing weather patterns are endangering some of our favorite foods and drinks. Thanks for nothing, global warming. If this is news to you, try this sampler plate.

Scott Wallace on The Key To Building A Climate Movement

Scott Wallace of the Wallace Global Fund, who will be honored at the Campaign for America's Future 2015 Awards Gala, explains his success in driving the global conversation on climate change.
Isaiah J. Poole

A Perfect Portrait of Corporate Crime

Volkswagen has long been known for strict, top-down decision making, with even minor matters requiring the OK of its governing officials. The company’s premeditated, systemic betrayal of consumer trust is no small thing
Jim Hightower

Francis Gets Served the House Specialty

Francis expressed a belief in our collective power by asking us all to pray for him. Maybe the pontiff should have asked us to pray for something else: that Congress might actually listen to a word he’d just said.
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