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Earlier today in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson sentenced Lumber Liquidators to five years of probation and more than $13 million in penalties for smuggling illegal wood products into the United States. This agreement, reached by the company and federal prosecutors, represents the largest fine ever issued under the Lacey Act, a landmark environmental law banning the import of illegally sourced timber.
What to do with all these peanuts?
Green Life
Thursday, February 4, 2016
What to do with all those packing peanuts? Mr. Green has the answer!
Shark Diver
Green Life
Friday, January 29, 2016
Researchers capture amazing footage of new reef shark feeding behaviors.
Green Life
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
How a corporation quietly grabbed up the Yosemite names we know and love.
DIY Toothpaste -- Try it!
Green Life
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Store-bought toothpaste can include some questionable ingredients -- time to make your own!
Compass
Coal company bankruptcies have been making headlines in 2016, as the nation shifts to clean energy, and that has left many people worried and wondering about what it means for the workers, communities, mountains, and streams that are in danger of being left behind. Bankruptcy proceedings are a complicated legal labyrinth, and a place where decisions on all these issues are made.
Green your toothbrush!
Green Life
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Before heading down the toothpaste aisle, know where your brand stands.
Green Life
Monday, February 1, 2016
Orion shines bright with reddish Betelgeuse at the shoulder and bluish Rigel by his foot. The star Sirius is just rising up from the horizon.
Rest in green peace.
Green Life
Friday, January 1, 2016
We researched a handful of environmentally conscious end-of-life arrangements worth noting.
DIY your cosmetics!
Green Life
Monday, January 25, 2016
It's time to get down to the basics. Instead of buying commercial toothpaste, deodorant, and shaving cream, try making your own.
How to recycle yourself.
Green Life
Friday, January 1, 2016
Americans don't love to think about this, but we'll all end up contributing to the billion-dollar funeral industry -- and to say it's not the greenest of enterprises is a deadly understatement.
Connecting people to nature for the benefit of both.
The Planet
In a highly anticipated decision, the California Public Utilities Commission voted to retain net metering for new rooftop solar customers -- but because it's California, they also made a forward-looking change that will help the state move towards a fully decarbonized grid.
Sierra Club Radio
We talk to the producer of a new IMAX film about national parks, learn about the Sierra Club's Electric Vehicle Initiative, and hear the Sierra Club Democracy Initiative's plans for 2016.
Outside the city of Eagle Pass on the Texas/Mexico border a coal-mining project is getting under way. The project was initially proposed in 1994; since that time seemingly everyone in the region has worked to ensure it never happens. Resistance has taken an unfortunate step backwards recently when the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) granted various permits and the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers (USACE) streamlined a state process for coal mining. In November, to the dismay of...
The Planet
Tomorrow, January 28, the California Public Utilties Commission will vote on rooftop solar and net energy metering. In making its decision, the CPUC should take into consideration SoCalGas's ruptured gas line near Porter Ranch, California, and support clean energy choices like rooftop solar over fossil fuels.
What about the unrecyclables?
Green Life
Thursday, February 4, 2016
What to do with those unrecyclable containers? Mr. Green has the answer.
The Planet
A few days ago, the Forest Service rejected a destructive pathway Dominion Energy had proposed for the $5 billion "Atlantic Coast Pipeline" the company wants to build to carry natural gas from fracking in the Marcellus shale field in northern West Virginia to power plants along the coast of Virginia and North Carolina. This is great news for our National Forests, our ground water, and the climate.
The Planet
Families in Flint, Michigan, are coming face-to-face with the full scope of the harm done to the community by drinking lead-laden water for what appears to be nearly two years. The Planet sat down with Leslie Fields, director of the Sierra Club's environmental justice and community partnerships program, and Dave Holtz, chair of the Sierra Club's Michigan Chapter, to talk about the crisis in Flint.
Green Life
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The flooring giant is hit with the largest timber-trafficking penalty ever, plus 5 years of probation.
Green Life
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Intrigue mixes with paper and plastic in John Byrne Barry's latest novel.
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 7:00 pm - MeetingIn the home of Jim Cramer, 1225 Cedar Pl., Davis 7:00 - Introductions 7:02 - Changes to agenda 7:04 - Approval of agenda 7:08 – Announcements and brief comments on items not on the agenda
A letter to Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter members from Mary McAllister contains misinformation and factual errors. Below are the facts about the Sierra Club’s position on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grant to three East Bay agencies — the City of Oakland, the East Bay Regional Park District and the University of California — for fire prevention in the East Bay hills.
Green Life
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Producer Shaun Macgillivray talks about the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and what it was like to shoot an IMAX film in some of America’s most iconic locations.
Reports from the front-line of Alabama's fight against tar sands; Alabama Chapter Sierra Club’s CCL Delegate Report ; Alabama Sierra Club Resolution Adopted At Executive Committee Meeting; Congratulations, Welcome and Thanks to the Newly Elected Alabama ExCom!; Saturday, March 19 - Hike Leader Training; Coal Ash Update from the January ExCom Meeting; Environmental Events in February; Outings and Events For February
Green Life
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Sierra Club President Aaron Mair on the Flint Water Crisis
The Planet
Coinciding with the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, southwest Detroit takes on the Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s proposal to up its sulfur dioxide emissions, and provides a window into the origins of environmental racism.
The Planet
Last Wednesday, over 75 Nevadans turned out for the second meeting held to discuss implementation of the state’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). Sierra Club members and allies composed over half the audience and one-third of 32 total speakers giving testimony.
Drone Flies into Sunset
Green Life
Friday, January 29, 2016
Oregon standoff stands down, a gas company gets sued, and drones document erosion.
The Planet
In a major victory for consumers and the environment, on January 25 the Supreme Court reversed the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and held that demand response resources may continue to participate in wholesale energy markets on a level playing field with generators. The Sierra Club teamed up with other environmental groups and consumer advocates to encourage the Supreme Court to review and reverse the D.C. Circuit’s decision.
Lay of the Land
On January 18, 2016, 100 volunteers from the Sierra Club, Outdoor Afro, Arizona State University student clubs, and many more local organizations gathered at Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area to honor Dr. Martin Luther King by serving the community and the local wildlife that reside in the area.
Back in December, several media outlets reported on a study released by the U.S. Geological Service (USGS) that found 60 million pounds of uranium deposits in South Texas and estimated that another 200 million pounds of ore remains undiscovered. Those in favor of nuclear power may see the recent USGS study as good news, and while motives behind nuclear may be well intentioned, the process of mining uranium is harmful to the environment by contaminating groundwater, which have the potential to...