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Robert Redford calls on Obama to step up his climate game by clamping down on coal pollution

June 12th, 2013

Robert Redford, leading man, acclaimed director and ardent conservationist, has become an American father figure, and this week as we approach Father’s Day, he’s speaking dad-to-dad to President Obama.

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Meet six determined, courageous environmentalists honored for making a difference

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…

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Be part of the solution: Chipping away at coal

April 19th, 2010

coal plant Braden Gunem Dreamstime

Coal-fired power plant (Photo: Braen Gunem/Dreamstime.)

Sitting in a heap atop the list of climate offenders is coal. Coal-burning power plants are the single biggest source of carbon emissions worldwide and their smokestacks spew sulfur and nitrogen dioxide, as well, contributing to the stew of greenhouse gases that are heating the Earth’s atmosphere.

Despite the growth of renewable energy sources, coal remains the single largest provider of energy for America, at 45 percent. And its toxic footprint doesn’t end with air pollution. The industry’s waste, leftover ash, is laced with metal oxides.

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Hope for Appalachia; end of an era of mountaintop removal

April 2nd, 2010

Green Right Now Reports

Groups fighting for a safer, cleaner, more livable Appalachia praised the EPA’s move Thursday to restrict pollution from mountain top removal coal operations in Central Appalachia.

Hobet mountaintop removal site (Photo: Vivian Stockman, ilovemountains.org)

Hobet mountaintop removal site (Photo: Vivian Stockman, ilovemountains.org)

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