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April 30, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Two new reports examine how America’s “number-one hunter’s organization” takes oil money and lobbies for anti-conservationist policies most hunters oppose. Continue reading

Fossil fuel divestment, student protest, Middlebury (Courtesy of Responsible Endowments Coalition)
April 29, 2014 | Activism

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with two leaders of the climate change divestment movement. Continue reading

More than 180 faculty and nearly 800 alumni have signed petitions in support of the Divest Harvard campaign. (Photo credit: Divest Harvard)
April 28, 2014 | Activism

Leaders of divestment campaigns at Harvard and UC Berkeley on why their schools should drop shares in polluting industries. Continue reading

Corus steel plant in IJmuiden, Netherlands. March 2011 (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 24, 2014 | Activism

Bill’s guests this week say divestment in the fossil fuel industry can lead to change. Their goal is to isolate the industry as a “moral pariah,” like apartheid and tobacco. Continue reading

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April 24, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, environmentalist Bill McKibben explains why divestment is a powerful offensive strategy against the fossil fuel industry. Continue reading

In this Jan. 19, 2012 file photo, smoke rises in this time exposure image from the stacks of the La Cygne Generating Station coal-fired power plant in La Cygne, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, Filr)
April 24, 2014 | Take Action

See resources for individuals and organizations looking to sell their shares in polluting industries and reinvest in companies committed to climate change solutions. Continue reading

The ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif., is seen Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. For the third straight day Monday Oct. 8, 2012, the California statewide average price for a gallon of regular rose to an all-time high, hitting $4.668, according to AAA. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
April 4, 2014 | Blog

A future in which governments regulate carbon emissions is an unrealistic thing to imagine, and not worth planning for, says the company. Continue reading

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March 26, 2014 | Blog

Keystone XL may have received a lot of public scrutiny, but Big Oil has other routes for its dirty, tar sands crude. Continue reading

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February 20, 2014 | Blog

Cartoonist Mark Fiore takes a look at the organization that has been lobbying their heart out to get Keystone XL approved.
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Writer and environmental activist Bill McKibben prepares to speak to the Vermont legislature. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
February 10, 2014 | Activism

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with environmental activist Bill McKibben. Continue reading

Protestors gather at the National Mall in Washington calling on President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, as well as act to limit carbon pollution from power plants and “move beyond” coal and natural gas, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 7, 2014 | Activism

A sit-in next month is expected to be the largest act of civil disobedience by young people in the recent history of the environmental movement. Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 | Activism

These groups are part of a global movement to stop climate change and save the planet. Continue reading

In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, crews work on construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline near County Road 363 and County Road 357, east of Winona, Texas. (AP Photo/The Tyler Morning Telegraph, Sarah A. Miller)
Updated April 22, 2014 | Blog

A long awaited environmental impact statement is likely to shift the debate over the controversial pipeline project. Continue reading

President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
January 28, 2014 | News & Notes

Climate activists have given up on Congress — but the president can make good on his promise to take action on his own. Continue reading

Michael Bishop displays one of the flags he flies upside down on his property in Douglass, Texas, because it's "in distress," he says. Photo: Tara Lohan.
January 22, 2014 | Activism

The Southern leg of the controversial pipeline opened for business today, but landowners like Michael Bishop and others in its 485-mile path through Oklahoma and Texas aren’t happy about it. Continue reading

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