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Restoring the Golden Rule

by Guest Post on January 23, 2015

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Veterans For Peace is working to restore the Golden Rule, the world’s first anti-nuclear peace boat. In 1958, her brave crew of Quakers and pacifists risked their lives and freedom Continue →

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On January 29, the Department of Interior (DOI) will auction off the largest area of federal waters in the nation for the development of offshore wind power. Continue →

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General Motors CEO Mary Barra talks about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt hybrid car at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Detroit.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra talks about the 2016 Chevrolet Volt hybrid car at the North American International Auto Show, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Detroit.

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Commercial shrimper George Barisich steers his boat to the refueling dock.

ST. BERNARD PARISH, LOUISIANA — The two powerhouse industries in the state of Louisiana — fossil fuels and seafood — have been locked in a fraught dance for decades, Continue →

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., with Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., left, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015,.With Congress under full GOP control for the first time in eight years, Republicans said their first priority would be a bill to advance the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., with Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., left, talks with Continue →

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The US Senate has been debating a bill to bypass the State Department and approve the Keystone tar sands pipeline. The bill, S.1, was the first in the hopper of Continue →

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Pump jacks border a cotton field in Kern County, CA.

Pump jacks border a cotton field in Kern County, CA.

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Two communities in California are being exposed to at least 15 different kinds of pollutants from Continue →

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Indian soldiers practice ahead of Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama will be the chief guest at this year's parade.

Indian soldiers practice ahead of Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. U.S. President Barack Obama will be the chief guest at this year’s Continue →

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Members of the United Houma Nation sat on a panel at the “Bayou Rising” event in December.

DULAC, LOUISIANA — Shortly after the sun rose over the southern coastal bayous of Louisiana, a group of United Houma Nation tribal members and environmental advocates, many of whom Continue →

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In this April 25, 2014 photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead trees toward Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C. Records obtained by The Associated Press show that Duke and North Carolina environmental regulators have known since 2011 that groundwater samples taken from monitoring wells near several homes in Dukeville contained substances, some that can be toxic, exceeding state standards.

In this April 25, 2014 photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead Continue →

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States have a new ally in their search to figure out how they’ll reduce emissions under the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change targets.

A new initiative launched Continue →

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Citizens United, Five Years Later

by Rachel Rye Butler on January 21, 2015

Last night during his State of the Union address, President Obama made a point to call out the flood of corporate money and influence in our democracy. And with good Continue →

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Why Doesn’t Uncle Sam Count Outdoor Recreation Jobs?

by Tom Kenworthy on January 21, 2015

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Fly fishing in Idaho.

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Even though the outdoor recreation industry, by its own reckoning, employs far more Americans than the oil and gas, timber, and mining industries Continue →

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My Take on the State of the Union

by Annie Leonard on January 21, 2015

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As a lifetime advocate for the planet, I look to the State of the Union address for signals about how the President will act in the coming year. This time, Continue →

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Many of wetlands where Louisianans once lived are now underwater.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA — Flying due south from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain, the Louisiana coast looks at first just as it did decades ago, with thick, marshy wetlands Continue →

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A group of California scientists published a study this week comparing forest surveys from the 1920s and ’30s to recent U.S. Forest Service data. What they found Continue →

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).

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The official website for House Republicans has posted on YouTube a doctored version of President Obama’s State of the Continue →

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Hours After State Of The Union, Senate Targets National Parks

by Claire Moser - Guest Contributor on January 21, 2015

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Claire Moser is the Research and Advocacy Associate with the Public Lands Project at the Center for American Progress. You can follow her on Twitter at @Claire_Moser.

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A landfill fire in Fada-Ngourma, Gourma Province, Burkina Faso. Photo by Flickr user lepetitNicolas. CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0

A landfill fire in Fada-Ngourma, Gourma Province, Burkina Faso. Photo by Flickr user lepetitNicolas. CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0

This post by Richard Fuller was originally published on Ensia.com, a magazine that highlights Continue →

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Amazon is starting to show that it’s serious about its commitment to power its corner of the internet with 100% renewable energy. The company announced today that it will purchase Continue →

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Tonight, President Obama will give his sixth State of the Union address before a televised joint session of Congress. Among the special guests Continue →

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