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Caution: Now Entering The "Years Of Living Dangerously"

Last week something rare and extraordinarily positive occurred on American television. Fortunately, through YouTube and 350.org, the rest of the world got to see it too. “Something positive?” a critic questions. “If climate change is as bad as you tree-hugger people claim it is, how can anything about it be positive?” The phenomenon tends to

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Obama: 1/2 Good?

  If you look at one or two segments of the Obama administration’s work — clean energy and energy efficiency — he looks like a total green leader. And as someone who covers those sectors for a living over on CleanTechnica, I can say that I am tremendously grateful for the great work the administration

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Occupy the White House: Tar Sands Activists Encircle White House (PICTURES)

The civic momentum to stop the Tar Sands Keystone XL pipeline continues to grow. Today, thousands of people got out and encircled the White House to show their solidarity in opposition to this train-wreck of a project. If you don’t know much about the the Tar Sands Keystone XL pipeline and are just tuning in

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Senator Whitehouse Slams White House & Washington on Global Warming Avoidance

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-RI) 23-minute speech calling out the heads-in-the-sand Washington leaders last week may have been the speech of the week (or month.. or year.. or decade). If you haven’t already, you can watch it above. If you prefer text, someone over at the Center for American Progress created the full transcript:

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Time to Encircle the White House!!

Dear friends —

When we started our campaign to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, we knew the odds were long.

We knew that oil companies had a stranglehold on the political process, that the other side had more lobbyists and money than we could ever dream of. We knew that most analysts and pundits considered the approval of the pipeline to be a foregone conclusion. In short, we knew that we might well lose this fight — and we knew that we had to fight it anyway.

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The Climate Movement and Occupy Wall Street

We are all a movement for change for the better, whether that be towards a sustainable future, or whether it’s towards ending corporate rule over our economy. We must stand together for change, change that happens, change that makes sense, change that is in our hands, not in the hands of the 1% and not in the hands of people who put religion and their personal morals over our freedom.

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Big Day of Climate Action Coming — Moving Planet (September 24)

By Bill McKibben

Dear Friends,

The last two weeks have been spectacular.

In Washington DC, phase one of the tar sands campaign has just come to an end, and 1,252 North Americans have been arrested in a massive civil disobedience campaign. This historic groundswell was focused on stopping the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline β€” but it also sent a larger message that people everywhere are willing to take bold action to move our planet beyond fossil fuels.

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Tar Sands Action Deemed Largest Collective Civil Disobedience in U.S. this Century

On September 3rd, hundreds of people gathered in Lafayette Park for the final day of the rally against the Tar Sands at the end of the two week sit down protest at the White House. An estimated 1252 people were arrested during this two week continuous peaceful protest, making it the largest collective act of Civil Disobedience in the U.S. in decades.

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Daryl Hannah, Greenpeace USA Executive Director, & More Arrested at White House; Tim DeChristopher Sends Letter from Prison (+ Top Activism Stories)

Climate change and tar sands activism continued at the White House today, with actress and activist Daryl Hannah (also covered by Think Progress), Greenpeace USA executive director Phil Radford, and more getting arrested.

Another big environmental activism story of the day was a letter from Tim DeChristopher from prison.

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How the Police Got Overwhelmed by Climate Activists (+ Top Activism News)

Here’s a full repost from Climate Progress by leading climate activist Mike Tidwell, who I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago when I lived in Virginia. It’s on how activists overwhelmed the authority figures trying to squash their efforts at justice. Enjoy. Following the repost are other top activism stories of the day.

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Mineral, Virginia-based Earthquake Shakes Areas Up and Down the East Coast

A 6.0 earthquake shook far beyond its epi-center in Mineral, Virginia; shaking was felt from as far north as Rhode Island, New York and as far south as Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Starting at approximately 1:51 PM at the epi-center 3.7 miles beneath the surface, reports are varying as to how long the quake lasted; best estimates are only a few seconds.

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U.S. Government Allowing Genetically Engineered Crops on Wildlife Refuges

A recent exposing of government emails between White House, USDA officials and Agribusiness industry executives, reveals the on-going planting of GE crops in over 50 wild life refuges throughout the U.S. The rationale for this effort — as described in the emails – is “habitat restoration” where Roundup ready crops are being allowed to grow so as to prevent invasive weed growth and rebuild lost vegetation cover, presumably. Many conservation and environmental groups doubt that this policy reflects “sound land management practices” and worry that it is in fact a dangerous ecological experiment. Some critics assert that it is part of a broader public relations campaign for the bio-tech crop industry on behalf of the present administration.

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Clean Energy, Clean Transportation and Green Living News

Some of the top clean energy, clean transport, and green living stories of the last day or so: Clean Energy China’s Green Economy Leadership “China sees green as the future engine of itsΒ economy. Although currently theΒ world’s leading greenhouse gas emitter, China is serious about slowing greenhouse gas emissions and using renewable energy.” Green Jobs, Good

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Environmental News of the Week: Polar Bears, More Plagues Likely, & More

Here’s our roundup of interesting (good & bad) environmental and wildlife news of the week, other than what we’ve covered already. White House: Polar Bears Not ‘Endangered’ The Obama administration is sticking with a George W. Bush-era decision to deny polar bears endangered species status. In a court filing Wednesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service

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Is There a Vegan In the White House? PETA, Rejoice!

Soon-to-be-President Barack Obama has appointed animal advocate Cass Sunstein to head the relatively obscure, yet powerful Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The regulatory czar, as the position is generally called, is responsible for every regulatory agency in the country, such as the EPA, and will oversee all administration rules. Sunstein is best known for

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