April 16th, 2013
Can one person make a difference? Each Goldman Environmental Prize recipient has. But it wasn’t easy. These grassroots environmentalists faced down pollution, mining and drilling interests, entrenched officials and even assassination their efforts to save and restore natural lands, stop air pollution and encourage recycling. Read on for inspiration…
April 10th, 2013
U.S. Senators today introduced the Safe Chemicals Act, designed to require stricter screening of chemicals to assess their safety before they’re approved for public use. The SCA also would give the EPA more authority to go after chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other health conditions.
March 22nd, 2013
Despite opposition from farm and food groups, and a petition on SIgnOn.org, Congress passed the controversial Monsanto Protection Act on Thursday, freeing the giant biotech firm, and others like it, from annoying oversight by the USDA. Read about this window into how Washington works, for companies that are big enough.
February 11th, 2013
Sometimes less is more. This video with Woody Harrelson spares the usual bloody images and hyperbole, and ends up making a powerful statement against wearing fur. Just keep your eyes on the fox.
January 8th, 2013
Promised Land, the fictional movie starring Matt Damon, is sure to raise more discussion about the merits and risks of hydraulic fracturing. But did you know there’s also a new documentary about the potential dangers of fracking?
January 7th, 2013
Tar Sands Blockade, the group that’s been fighting the progress of the Keystone XL pipeline through Texas, fanned out across the country on Monday, launching protests in corporate offices of TransCanada, the operator of the tar sands pipeline.
December 20th, 2012
Coal. King Coal. The single dominant energy source powering our electricity grids, from the US to Great Britain to China and Australia. Because it’s plentiful. Cheaper. Politically connected. Easy. And yet, in a drizzly (good bet, that) hamlet in Wales, a historic switcheroo has taken place. The Wales’ National Coal Mining Museum in Big Pit, Blaenavon, Nr Abergavenny in south Wales, has adopted solar power.
The curators decided that installing solar panels on the….
December 11th, 2012
As the gifting season unfolds, it will occur to many of us in fortunate places to spread the wealth — and doing so has never been easier. Dozens of groups operating on the Internet are working hard to help homeless veterans, impoverished families, refugees and oppressed women and children….Those mentioned here have a long history or were vetted by BlendedProfit, a new organization that aims to grow the “good” economy by aggregating reliable, socially conscious businesses. BlendedProfit and Social Innovators Collective combined to create the Social Impact Holiday Gift Guide, which suggested some of the selections below.
December 6th, 2012
Food activists who support GMO labeling have been letting General Mills know that they don’t appreciate the corporation’s recent contributions toward defeating the labeling ballot initiative in California.
November 19th, 2012
From Green Right Now ReportsTar Sands Blockade, a coalition of landowners and environmentalists opposed to the tar sands pipeline, reported that police have arrested 12 protesters in East Texas for trying to stop the construction of the intercontinental pipeline.
November 9th, 2012
As they did in 2011, environmentalists will again gather at the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Canada across the U.S. to refineries in Houston.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein arrested in Texas while protesting Keystone XL pipeline
October 31st, 2012
Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, has been arrested in Texas while helping protesters of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Stein, who was being detained at the Wood County Jail, was helping resupply members of the Tar Sands Blockade who’re encamped in the trees trying to stop the path of the pipeline through East Texas.
Before being detained by local authorities — joining dozens of protesters who’ve been arrested for civil disobedience against the pipeline project — Dr. Stein issued a statement linking Keystone XL to the climate change that’s causing havoc with the U.S. economy and environment.