Friday February 27th will begin the four day Powershift 2009 conference, which is set to become the largest ever youth conference on climate change. But history will be made on … [Read full article]
100 of Days of Action to Stop Coal Use Begins Now!
Power Past Coal has been putting together an extensive list of actions across the country that are happening in the next 100 days to put an end to our coal-dependent … [Read full article]
Bush's 11th Hour Regulations Put On Hiatus by Obama
Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America today. As one of the first moves of his presidency, he has suspended all of … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
Pesticides Cause Thousands of Fish to be Born With Two Heads
Water contamination by toxic chemicals appears to be the cause of a mutation which resulted in the deaths of thousands of bass larvae in Australia. The two headed fish survived … [Read full article]
Lifesaving Plants at Risk of Extinction
Approximately 15,000 species of plants used in traditional medicine are at risk of dying out because of pollution, habitat depletion and over-harvesting. Millions of people may lose their medicine for … [Read full article]
Close Your Bank of America Account to Fight Injustice
Climate action group Rising Tide is joining forces with City Life/Vida Urbana, a housing justice organization, to announce a mass action against Bank of America. Instead of the usual sign … [Read full article]
Donations for Animal Rights Increase Despite Economic Woes
Contributions to animals welfare and rights organizations such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals rose 11 percent in 2007 (the most recent figures available), even with the economic … [Read full article]
Bush Delivers Five Final Blows to the Environment
Though President Bush remains in office for only two more weeks, he has left a final trail of devastation to cement his legacy in place. From gutting the endangered species … [Read full article]
Conservationists to Buy Old Growth Forests in Washington
If all goes as planned, conservation groups such as the Sierra Club will be buying 3,000 acres of land that was previously set for a clearcut. The parcels, located in … [Read full article]
Planned Australian Dam Poised For Failure?
Conservationists in Australia are claiming that the postponement of the proposed Traveston Crossing Dam is actually a sign that the dam will never be constructed. The dam, set to be … [Read full article]
Prominent Activist and Organizer Outed as FBI Informant
Brandon Darby, co-founder of Common Grounds, has publicly admitted to working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and being responsible for the arrest of two activists from Austin, Texas. On … [Read full article]
Should Bayer be Forced to Buy Gas Masks for an Entire City?
Following a slew of environmental failures by Bayer CropScience, the EPA has issued a punishment that some say does not go nearly far enough. While the chemical giant will be … [Read full article]