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Wrestler Bruno Sammartino passes into legend. Bruno Sammartino, "The Living Legend" was a wrestling favorite throughout the local metropolitan area. His unique wrestling style - coupled with a sincere, humble personal charisma - has endeared him to many wrestling fans. Contrary to the "soap ...
The Kansas chapter of the Sierra Club filed a series of complaints about KDHE's oversight of construction in a rural area near the Nebraska border. In both locations, neighbors registered procedural and environmental objections while expressing skepticism their opinions would make a difference. ... farmer

Wendell Berry hates screens. The 83-year-old novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic, and Kentucky-based farmer is of the mind that TV and technological devices serve to degrade the imagination, and threaten literature. His distaste for idolatry is part of why he's turned down several requests ...
Perhaps the Ramones didn't have the Mary River turtle in mind when in 1987 they came out with the song "Death of Me," exclaiming, "Stop this crazy carrying on/It's going to be the death of me." They should have--the Australian turtle, known for its punk rock hairdo, is a new addition to ...
The best gift you can give on Earth Day is no gift at all. This is a time of year when consuming less, instead of more, is one of the best ways to show your love for the planet. The next time you need to buy something special, though, whether it be for a birthday, anniversary, or holiday, consider channeling ...
That renegotiated NAFTA could be a disaster for the climate, according to a report published this week by the Sierra Club, the Council of Canadians, and Greenpeace Mexico. It doesn't have to be that way: A better agreement could raise environmental and labor standards across all three countries, ...

"He has a proven record for leading on environmental protection, public health and clean energy," Kathryn Phillips, director of Sierra Club California, said in a statement released by the Newsom campaign. "He understands that we are feeling the effects of climate change and that California must reduce carbon ...
Exactly 20 years after Mexican gray wolves were reintroduced into the wild, they remain on the brink of survival, with just 114 known wolves roaming southern New Mexico and Arizona. But in early April, a federal judge threw the species a lifeline in a ruling that called for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ...
The scandal-plagued head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he's not sure whether "human activity . . . is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see." The president has moved to pull the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. And climate-science deniers ... Climate Change
sierra club virginia Today, Gov. Northam announced his reappointment of David Paylor as the Director of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. In response, Kate Addleson, Director of the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, released the following statement. “Gov. Northam's reappointment of David ... Climate Change
April 3, 2018 - Washington, DC -- News reports indicate that the Department of the Interior will withdraw plans to increase fees for visitors to U.S. national parks. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke had previously proposed to increase fees to as much as $70 at many popular national parks. Thanks to ... Climate Change
Five years after the publication of the highly acclaimed Orfeo, the National Book Award-winning novelist returns with a dense, passionate, and suspenseful tale of the connection between humanity and some of the planet's most ancient, massive, and indispensable living organisms. The Overstory, out today ... Climate Change
WITH SIERRA CLUB environmental justice organizer Robert Tohe at the wheel, Tso takes a small group on what he calls his "fracking reality tour" along dirt roads we share with tanker trucks, graders, and the ubiquitous white pickups of the drilling companies, tall flags waving from their beds like a cavalry ... Climate Change
For the record: a belated obituary for the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Project, the proposed high-voltage transmission line that would have delivered wind-generated power from Oklahoma to Tennessee and other states in the Southeast. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced it would ... Climate Change
Bakhtiari's group is part of a broad coalition of organizations, including the Sierra Club, that has mobilized to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The denial means tree clearing has to halt until at least September, and at some points on the route, until mid-November. “They say if you give someone an inch, ... Climate Change
Venus is often mistaken for a plane because of its brilliance; it shines more brightly than all the other planets because of its location close to Earth and its thick, reflective clouds. The common phrase “the evening star” usually doesn't refer to a star at all; it's Venus: When it stands alone in the west after sunset ... Climate Change
For much of the 1990s and early 2000s, environmental organizations like the Sierra Club fought unsuccessfully for an increase in fuel-economy standards. Despite all sorts of corporate accountability campaigns and a sophisticated inside-outside strategy on Capitol Hill, green groups couldn't overcome the ... Climate Change

I recently heard someone on the radio say that diesel engines, though they are well known to pollute via fumes, soot, etc., produce less carbon dioxide than gasoline engines. Is there any truth to it? And why does the trucking industry and heavy equipment for construction, etc., rely on diesel? —Brian in ... Climate Change
Jarvis, who goes by Jon, recently came by the Sierra Club headquarters in Oakland, California, to discuss the book and his new position as the executive director of the Berkeley Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity. We talked about why he wrote this guide, how his experience as a ranger shaped his ... Climate Change
A federal judge rules in favor of the Sierra Club and other environmental groups and orders the EPA to stop dragging its feet and determine whether various large U.S. cities have unhealthy levels of smog. A study in the journal Nature says that the explosion of a supervolcano might not be all that bad. Climate Change
Avery Island is not strictly an island. It is a huge dome of salt in south Louisiana, nestled in bayous, marshes, and swamps off the Gulf of Mexico. Standing at 163 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest points of land in flat Louisiana and is home to two of the three ingredients for Tabasco hot sauce: salt ... Climate Change
WILMINGTON -- The Cape Fear Group of the Sierra Club will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 19 in the community building of Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th St. Social time and pizza at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public. Robert Parr, an emergency medicine physician, retired after 33 years of ... Climate Change
A Google search turned up the Sierra Club's Military Outdoors program, which offers vets opportunities to attend river-guide school. Suzy applied immediately. A few months later she received word that she'd secured a spot in OARS' California guide school, and that Military Outdoors would pay all her ... Climate Change
Thursday I attended an “informative presentation” on “Trail with Transit options,” proclaiming “the best use of our rail corridor,” and sponsored by the Sierra Club. Apparently the Sierra Club doesn't need to see the Regional Transportation Commission's study to already know the best use: keep the tracks for ... Climate Change
With its bright-red cap, white warts, and ivory gills, the fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) is the iconic woodland toadstool, or at least the easiest one to spot. Like some other mushrooms, the fly agaric has psychotropic properties, and traditional peoples in Siberia once used it in mysticism-infused healing ceremonies. Climate Change
Last September, Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico with the force of a 50-mile-wide tornado, destroying much of the island's electrical grid. The Sierra Club quickly mobilized to raise money and get aid to the U.S. territory. Members and supporters responded enthusiastically, breaking the online ... Climate Change
How did you first get involved with the Sierra Club? I was a classroom teacher, mostly high school, for 41 years. I retired in 2009. I'm also a fisherman; I've enjoyed sailing all my life. I joined the Sierra Club about 15 years ago, but I joined like most people—you pay the dues and you read the magazine. Climate Change
I'm climbing the western flank of Mt. Washington, a jutting outpost of volcanic rock in the Oregon Cascades, when I hear the all-too-familiar thrum of helicopter blades. Nearly four months into my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, I've come to associate the sound with bad news. In Southern California, rotors ... Climate Change
What's the most environmentally friendly approach to gear and clothing? Hang on to what you have and repair your goods. When it's replacement time, choose items upcycled from plastic to help keep bottles, fabric, and other detritus out of landfills and waterways. Here are four items that source responsibly ... Climate Change
At the Nolan County Coliseum in Sweetwater, Texas, thousands of Western diamondback snakes have spent the last couple of weeks without food, water, or light. Many were brought there after hunters flushed them out of their dens with gasoline, a uniquely Texan snake hunting technique aptly called ... Climate Change
This is an excerpt from the new book, Being the Change: Live Well and Spark a Climate Revolution (New Society Publishers), by Peter Kalmus. Being the change is about transition. About going from being asleep to being awake. It's a story that has one foot in industrial civilization and one foot in whatever ... Climate Change
Francy Rubin is a veteran leader for Sierra Club Outings. "Hypothermia was a real threat here. Cotton should never be used as a base layer in the cold! Wool would have been a much better choice. Also, sneakers are never appropriate in freezing temperatures. Drew could have added heat with warm food ... Climate Change
Which is why the Sierra Club has joined with more than 90 other groups, including the National Aquarium, NRDC, Greenpeace, Professional Association of Dive Instructors, Ocean Conservancy, Blue Frontier, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations, and many other companies, explorers, ... Climate Change
In Frankenstein, widely regarded as the first entry in the genre that later became science fiction, a guy creates a monster, and that monster escapes his control and kills a lot of people. In 1950s science fiction, men create giant radioactive ants and other thin references to the atomic bomb, which escape their ... Climate Change
As part of Earth's natural water cycle, moisture returns to clouds via evaporation from oceans and lakes. Columbia University researcher Ozgur Sahin and his colleagues saw the potential for a new kind of hydropower in that steady upward flow. A power plant based on evaporation that occurs throughout ... Climate Change
The case rests on a principle called the “the public trust doctrine,” which says that the government has a responsibility to safeguard certain public assets—in this case, a stable atmosphere. The Sierra Club is one of many environmental organizations that filed an amicus brief in support of the young people's ... Climate Change
For International Women's Day, we decided to honor those female writers bringing climate change to everyone's minds and eyeballs through world-building, apocalyptic scenarios. Pandemics, extreme weather, droughts, and a militarized process of securing natural resources are common elements in ... Climate Change
The work around climate change should be no exception. It's time to empower the women who have been leading on environmental justice for decades and give them a seat at the table. I am incredibly proud and grateful for support from the Sierra Club and Planned Parenthood on my bill, and I'm calling on ... Climate Change
The Sierra Club has zero tolerance for harassment of any kind. What happened in the Grand Canyon is neither unique nor unusual. Also in 2016, the superintendent of Yosemite National Park announced his retirement after allegations of a hostile work environment for women and others. But it wasn't until ... Climate Change
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... the Powder River Basin Resource Council, the Northern Plains Resource Council, the Sierra Club, and the Natural Resources Defense Council) to develop management plans for Powder Basin that would involve less, rather than more, coal mining. “Consideration of alternatives falls at the 'heart' of the ...
On June 29, 2016, 13 people crawled into a ditch meant for the installation of a controversial high pressure gas pipeline through Boston and temporarily blocked its construction. The resulting court case, which concluded on Tuesday, came very close to achieving what has, for years, been the holy grail of ...
More than 250,000 rattlesnakes have been caught and killed in the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup. | Photo courtesy of Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook FacebookShare to Twitter TwitterShare to Email Email. By Sam Schipani | Mar 10 2018. At the Nolan County Coliseum in ...
I am happy to see that Indian Peaks Group of the Sierra Club endorsed Tim Waters. Waters is an excellent environmental candidate. He will also brings his experience in running a business and meeting budgets. Additionally, he has a strong history of volunteering for private and public organizations.
In January, the city of New Orleans made a shocking announcement. Cleaning crews had extracted 93,000 pounds of plastic Mardi Gras beads from the gutters on a two-mile stretch of St.Charles street, the main Mardi Gras parade route. The beads had accumulated there after being flung to revelers from ...
In 2016, researchers from the New England Aquarium, Woods Hole, and other institutions released a paper concluding that there is no evidence that current fishing regulations have been effective at reducing mortality in whales. Becky Bartovics, executive committee member at the Sierra Club's Maine ...
virginia general assembly The Senate of Virginia passed Senate Bill 966 in a vote of 26-13 on Friday. SB966, introduced by Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) is a radical restructuring of how monopoly utilities like Dominion Energy Virginia are regulated in Virginia. The legislation would allow ...
It's almost that special time of year to let your loved ones know how much they mean. Why not express a little love for the natural world while you're at it? We scouted out items intended to help both you and your significant other reignite your passion for the natural world and adventure. From the traditional to ...
Members of the Blue Water Sierra Club will have a hike to see and discuss the place where Enbridge Line 5 crosses the St. Clair River from Marysville to Sarnia. The hike will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, according to a Sierra Club news release. Participants will meet at the Marysville City Park for the start of the ...
The proposal "is too large and will cause a massive amount of environmental damage," said Taylor McFarland of the environmental advocacy group New Jersey Sierra Club. "What this proposal will do is basically build a mini-Lakewood. It will raise taxes due to increased services and infrastructure ...


 

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