With the nomination of Exxon-Mobil's CEO and an Energy Transfer Partners board member to Cabinet posts, Donald Trump has added to the swamp he pledged to clean two corporate alligators who will put the planet in peril.
Blocking a segment of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Native territory was a landmark victory accomplished through an unprecedented, Native-led grassroots movement. But that victory laid bare the work that remains.
This week young people from the Standing Rock Sioux Nation went to the Clinton campaign's New York City headquarters to demand that "this pipeline be stopped. It is our land, it is our water, it is our future."
If you who care about climate change and are thinking of casting a protest vote for Gary Johnson, fugetaboutit. And don't vote for Stein or abstain. The planet might not survive President Trump.
The legal struggles for a permanent shutdown of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction continue. For indigenous people, the fight to halt the pipeline is about reviving a way of life.
Eighty activists came to D.C. Circuit Court and to fossil fuel interest groups with a message: The corporate assault on the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan is nothing less than an attack on our right to survive.
Native American youth are making their voices heard in the movement to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, and demanding a hearing in the Senate.
Thousands of Native Americans at Standing Rock in North Dakota are protesting a pipeline project that puts their water supply at risk, threatens to plow up their sacred sites, and would worsen climate change.
"Day of Action" events around the country will protest construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, while a petition drive calls for a broader halt to oil extraction.
The confrontation over the Dakota Access Pipeline challenges President Obama, the Democratic candidate who is seeking to succeed him, Hillary Clinton, and Congress to be clear whose side they are on.
Thousands of American Indians from hundreds of tribes across the country are gathering to voice their opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline they say will poison their water and destroy their land. Now, the resistance is spreading.
The fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is shaping up to be a rallying cry for indigenous people across the continent and for the broader climate movement as well. And it’s not going away anytime soon.
We are still struggling to fund some of our most basic needs, including how to keep our communities from literally drowning. Instead of raising more revenue, our government held a contest.
The record-breaking floods in Louisiana are the latest example of what many working people already know all too well: Climate change has already begun – and it is wrecking our communities.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens to undermine the real progress the United States and the world is poised to make on addressing climate change, says Ilana Solomon of the Sierra Club in this Burning Issues video.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After Paris, how do we finish the job? What will take to go beyond the initial carbon cutting pledges and ensure we limit the global temperature rise to 2˚C? Robert Pollin has the answer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kudos to Mother Jones and its reporter Gabriel Kahn for covering how California has created a template for cutting carbon emissions, creating green jobs and averting a climate crisis.
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.
The Congressional Caucus' budget proposal for fiscal 2017 includes a set of climate-change-related proposals that one environmental organization says makes it "the greenest option in Washington."
One thing happening in the real world that Republicans have no interest addressing is the new NASA report concluding that the Middle East is suffering its worst drought in 900 years, and that human-created climate change is a contributor.
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.
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.
The Clean Power Plan probably got a reprieve when the arch-conservative jurist died.
Defenders of the climate have to worry that the Supreme Court will sent the EPA back to the drawing board in 2017. Just one more reason why who gets elected president could literally change the course of the world.
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.
The Flint lead disaster exposed the callousness of people like Michigan’s governor, who blame the poor for all of their misfortune.
To stop climate change we have to take back Congress. Progressives need to launch a campaign to win back a congressional majority committed to a bold agenda for stopping climate change and creating new green jobs.
"It's going to be a campaign issue," says an activist and homeowner who is among those who will be hurt by a Koch brothers-backed push to make home solar power adoption prohibitively expensive.
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.
With a Republican Congress, every budget battle is about ratcheting down the things our government does to make our lives better. This year was no exception. But We the People got some things out of the bargaining.
Whether you are skeptical of the Paris agreement or see them as a groundbreaking accomplishment for the planet, you should see them as an opportunity for us as citizens to keep our leaders accountable.