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Weekly Wrap 8.1.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week
Originally Posted: 08/01/2014 - 1:39pm | Type: Blog

Weekly Wrap 8.1.14: The 10 Best Stories You Missed This Week 1.  Visualization: Casualities in the Israel-Palestine Conflict Washington Post  is keeping a regularly ...

The EPA Is Listening: Power Plants and Carbon Pollution
Originally Posted: 11/06/2013 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

Listening sessions are our chance to give the EPA our comments in person about the agency’s upcoming rule on carbon pollution from existing power plants. This week the EPA is hold ...

Air Pollution Shuts Down Entire City
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 1:36pm | Type: Blog

Unprecedented levels of air pollution effectively closed the city of Harbin in northern China earlier this week. Unprecedented levels of air pollution effectively closed the city ...

From the Archives: May 1990
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Earth Day 1990 IN THE summer of 1969, then-Sen. Gaylord Nelson was on a conservation speaking tour o ...

Murky Waters
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Philip Bump Want to learn how fracking affects groundwater? Good luck with that. THE FINGER LAKES region of w ...

The Next Great Moral Movement
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

We need to set and enforce a limit on all remaining global warming pollution on the national and international scale, which will, we hope, keep warming to within 2oC. In my last ...

New Study Finds Fracking Can Pollute
Originally Posted: 07/10/2012 - 9:33am | Type: Blog

Salon reports on a new study which suggests that "fracking" can pollute water sources. Salon reports on a new study which suggests that "fracking" can ...

Unwelcome Milestone for Earth's Climate
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 9:42am | Type: Blog

Carbon dioxide on the rise in the atmosphere. From  The Associated Press : The world's air has reached what scientists call a troubling new milestone for carbon di ...

House Panel Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill
Originally Posted: 02/07/2012 - 5:22pm | Type: Blog

The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved legislation Tuesday that would reverse President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The House Energy and Co ...

HUZZAH!: Why Rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline is Good News
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

Politico is reporting that Obama is planning to reject the Keystone XL pipeline this afternoon. Here’s a quick roundup of some reasons why we think that’s awesome: Politico is ...

Keystone XL Pipeline: Debunking Some Myths
Originally Posted: 04/04/2013 - 12:46pm | Type: Blog

The building of a 1,700-mile pipeline through the heartland of the United States has been at the center of the debate on the economy for many months now. Much has been written by those who both support and opp ...

EPA’s New Mercury and Air Toxics Standards = Breath of Fresh Air
Originally Posted: 01/03/2012 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

After 20 years of opposition from the coal industry, the Environmental Protection Agency has released the first national standards for mercury and air toxin pollution. After years ...

Western Canada Tar Sand Pipeline Decision Delayed Until Late 2013
Originally Posted: 12/08/2011 - 2:52pm | Type: Blog

While citizens across the United States have been demanding President Obama deny the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadians and First Nations folks have been organizing as well. ...

Keystone XL Update: The Buck No Longer Stops Here
Originally Posted: 12/06/2011 - 5:33pm | Type: Blog

President Obama said he’d make a decision on the Keystone pipeline after the election. The decision to not decide until later was a victory for environmental activists, as the pipeline would be a serious thre ...

November 6: More Than Just the Climate Movement?
Originally Posted: 11/06/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

This Sunday (11/6), is precisely one year from the 2012 General Election where the next U.S. This Sunday (11/6), is precisely one year from the 2012 General Election where t ...

The Battle of Blair Mountain Redux
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/06/14/the-battle-of-blair-mountain-redux/" target="_self"></a>Hundreds of miners, activists, students, academics, environmentalists, ...

Nestling for the Planet
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:54pm | Type: Blog

The April issue of Sojourners magazine takes on climate change denial. One challenge is that the truth is hard to face -- but, as scientist Sasha Adkins describes from personal experience, one strategy is to d ...

Budgets Are Still Moral Documents
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

The "<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/02/10/budget-cuts-and-bad-faith/" target="_blank">What Would Jesus Cut?</a>" campaign, launched by Jim Wallis and the good peop ...

This Christmas, Do We Go Local, Fair Trade, or Make Our Own?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

Christmas is a month away and Christmas music is already playing, guaranteeing that by the time the season actually arrives, we will be so heartily sick of it that we take no notice -- and in the p ...

Mountaintop Removal Kills People
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">More than 2,000 activists gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. More than 2,000 activists gathered at Freedom Plaza in Washing ...

President Obama Cannot Please Everyone
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Commentary on President Obama's response to the <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/bp/">BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico</a> says that he has not been tough enough on BP, that he ...

Untold Story: BP-sized Oil Spills Happen All the Time in Nigeria
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/bp/">The BP Oil Spill</a> is the worst oil spill in U.S. history, much worse than Exxon Valdez. The BP Oil Spill is the ...

Water, Water, Everywhere
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben If there is one commodity we should think about collectively, it's water. A few weeks ago ...

Responding to a Shocking Image of the Gulf Oil Spill's Scope
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

NASA released a new image yesterday that shows a large column of oil heading from the Deepwater Horizon rig site in the Gulf of Mexico out into the open ocean, a startling and heartbreaking indicat ...

King Coal: Ruling Principality and Power in West Virginia
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=magazine.contents&amp;issue=soj1006"></a>In this month's Sojourners, <a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action= ...

The Gulf Spill and Big Oil's Legacy of Corporate Unaccountability
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

So the latest Nick &amp; Josh Podcast is up and it's a <a href="http://thenickandjoshpodcast.com/2010/05/09/ep-151-oil-spill-roundtable-with-ben-lowe-tom-sine-and-julie-clawson/" target= ...

What the Christian Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation Have in Common
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

What do the Christian Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation have in common? You might think, not much. What do the Christian Coalition and the National Wildlife Federati ...

Justice for Vieques
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

The book of Jeremiah states, "For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? The ...

'Growth' That Kills
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 3:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Herman Daly Gross Domestic Product mislabels damage to the planet. For which of you, intending to build a to ...

The Afterlife of Trash
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Valerie Weaver-Zercher What is the connection between a mother in Pennsylvania and a mother in northern Canada? ...

An Indigenous Ecuadorian Christian Activist Takes on Big Oil
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<em>Earlier this year, Luis Yanza, who is featured in the documentary </em><a href="http://www.crudethemovie.com/">Crude</a><em>, sat down with Sojourners assistant edit ...

Copenhagen: Done. Next Stop: The U.S. Senate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Here's the bullet on what was achieved here in Copenhagen at the international climate change talks that concluded on Saturday. Here's the bullet on what was achieved he ...

Copenhagen's Train Wreck: Neither Ambitious, Fair, nor Binding
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

In cold, sleeplessness and utter frustration, Copenhagen's delegates witnessed a depressing conclusion of the glacial-speed negotiations on climate change. In cold, sleepless ...

Halliburton and the 'Resource Curse'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Part I of an interview with David Ugolor, head of the <a href="http://www.aneej.org/">African Network for Environment and Economic Justice</a>.</p> Par ...

The Struggle of Our Environmental Neighbors
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Marvin Gaye once sang, "Oh, mercy mercy me/Oh, things ain't what they used to be/No, no/Where did all the blue sky go?/Poison is the wind that blows/From the north, east, south, and sea/Oh, mercy m ...

David vs. Oil-iath
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I just saw a really good movie in which an overweight, pasty-looking guy makes outrageous statements related to capitalism. I just saw a really good movie in which an overweight, ...

We've Crashed Our Cars into the Living Room of the World's Poor
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Proverbs 31:8 says "Speak out for those who cannot speak [for themselves]."</p> Proverbs 31:8 says "Speak out for those who cannot speak [for themselves].&quo ...

Getting Beyond the Confession and Guilt Checklist
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Recently, while traveling through Michigan, I attended Mars Hill for church one Sunday. Recently, while traveling through Michigan, I attended Mars Hill for church one Sunday. Rob ...

A Toxic Battle for Justice
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 12:34pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Evangelist Charlotte Keys and the 'Jesus People' she organized took on a global corporation to save a small t ...

Why I'm Walking to Work Tomorrow
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 12:01pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Putting a price on pollution. I live three blocks from work. The good news is that I (proba ...