Organizers of Sunday's climate rally in Washington, D.C., say the event drew and estimated 35,000 protesters of the Keystone XL pipeline, making it the largest climate change protest in U.S. history, Bloomberg reports.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Marshall Islands and other low-lying island nations appealed to the U.N. Security Council to recognize climate change as an international security threat that jeopardizes their very survival.
NEW YORK (AP) — Up and down the Atlantic coast, people are telling horror stories about how long it has taken to get an insurance check for flood damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Nearly 40 percent are still waiting for the final settlements they desperately need to rebuild.
With President Barack Obama's mention of climate change in his inaugural address and the State of the Union, my friends in the environmental community have gone crazy, resolving to hold his feet to the fire for action. Now, I don't want to be Debbie Downer, but it will take a lot more than a throwaway mention to get a significant number of squeamish Democrats and certainly a very antagonistic Republican House to go along.
I guess if you have been unfortunately left out of much of the discussion over the last two-plus years because of election politics, you take any sign of progress as a step in the right direction.
TEXCOCO, Mexico (AP) — The research center largely responsible for launching the "green revolution" of the 1960s that dramatically raised crop yields is getting support from the world's richest men to develop genetically-modified seeds to help farmers in the developing world grow more grain in the face of a changing climatic conditions and increased demand.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent environmental leaders, including the head of the Sierra Club, were arrested Wednesday after tying themselves to the White House gate to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Prominent environmental leaders, including the head of the Sierra Club and the organizer of a public campaign to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, are planning to risk arrest Wednesday at a protest outside the White House.