Today was the official kick off of the COP21 Global United Nations Climate Change Summit. Yesterday, as we gathered to wish the wold a Bon Voyage for the talks, emotions were high for many reasons, starting with the location of the summit, Paris, France. Here in one of the greatest cities in the world, peaceful citizens were struck by calamitous events that took […]

Some things are just morally wrong. Like when Walmart, the biggest private employer in America, owned by one of the wealthiest families in the world, refuses to pay their employees enough to feed their families. Or when President Obama gives Walmart an award for climate action, even though after promising to clean up their act, Walmart uses more coal than ever. Even […]

I’ve been looking for these words. failing to find them under others’ writings, under the things someone else said last Friday or since about the shooting in Paris that took 129 lives and wounded even more. About the bombings the day before, or the shooting in Kenya the day after. About the idea of violence and bloodshed and hate and […]

Scroll down to see a love feed from the debate – including comments and updates from our friends! Live Blog Watch the CBS #Demdebate live with Environmental Action   If you don’t have plans this Saturday night, can we invite you on a date? The next Democratic presidential debate is this weekend, and there’s a good chance of seeing some tough talk on […]

We won, y’all!“This victory is no less sweet for the movement, or for our common home and climate because it was a long time coming.” Said Executive Director Drew Hudson, “There is much more work to do, much of it in Paris, as we work to keep fossil fuels in the ground and build a just, clean energy future for […]

Scroll down to see live commentary and ask Rachel Maddow to press the leading Democratic candidates for President on Keystone, ExxonMobil’s climate cover up, and more! Live Blog #MSNBC2016 Dem Debate Live  Ready to ask Rachel Maddow to Ask on Climate? Here’s how:Pick a platform, there are options below to ask on Twitter, Facebook, or good ol’ fashioned email. Compose your question – we […]

As the world gets ready for the global climate talks in Paris next month, Americans are getting ready to lead. Just yesterday Senators Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders unveiled a bill to ban all fossil fuel extraction on public lands. The Keep it in the Ground Act was specifically designed to build and expand the Protect Our Public Lands Act in […]

Leaks of fracked gas are really bad for public health and our climate. Families near fracking infrastructure have reported much higher rates of asthma, heart problems, liver disorders and even cancer. One recent Johns Hopkins University study found that mothers living near fracking sites had a higher risk of premature birth and other complications during pregnancy. Even if you don’t live near […]

Today, more than 15 advocacy groups gathered outside of the nation’s Capitol, with Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-2) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9) to deliver more than 350,000 petitions urging Congressional support of the Protect Our Public Lands Act, H.R. 1902. The legislation is the strongest anti-fracking bill introduced in Congress to date and would ban fracking on public lands. It […]

Bombshell investigative reports reveal that Exxon knew as early as 1978 that our climate was being disrupted and that their product was responsible. But instead of taking action that could have saved lives and protected our planet, Exxon spent two decades and millions of dollars lying about what they knew in an effort to slow action and protect their profits.They even […]