Cleaning Up Our Portfolios

Cleaning Up Our Portfolios

Climate change may one day cause us to run low on food. Scientists don’t like to talk about it, but there’s a chance that the disruption we’ve caused by burning fossil fuels may even render life on Earth no longer viable for the human race. Sure,...
ExxonMobil’s Mayflower Mess

ExxonMobil’s Mayflower Mess

Several weeks after ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline gushed at least 500,000 gallons of tar sands crude and water into the Arkansas community of Mayflower, many of the evacuated families still can’t return to their homes. Sierra Club organizer Glen Hooks, who...
The Army Goes Off the Grid

The Army Goes Off the Grid

Do you know about “net zero”? That’s the wonky phrase attached to an elegant idea: converting communities to total renewable energy, complete recycling, and a culture of conservation to bring humankind’s carbon footprint into a sustainable...
One Nation, Without a Clue

One Nation, Without a Clue

There was a time when we had a Greatest Generation. That would be my parents’ generation. If you’re a mere stripling of 40 or 50 or so, it probably was your grandparents’ generation. You know the rap: They survived the Great Depression, won World War...
Carbon Divestment

Carbon Divestment

President Barack Obama is on a rhetorical roll on the issue of climate change. “The 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15,” Obama pointed out to Congress and the American people in his State of the Union address. “Heat waves,...
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