After 20 months of mobilizing, agitating and negotiating to green Facebook, the Internet giant has today announced its goal to run on clean, renewable energy. More than 700,000 people from all over the world joined to make this possible! Facebook's message to energy producers is clear: invest now in renewable energy, and move away from coal power.
Last week Sierra Club, Greenpeace and many local advocates held a town hall meeting to examine and discuss the potential shut down of Austin's coal plant. Lee Leffingwell, the mayor of Austin, and every member of city council have already pledged to move Austin beyond coal, but the specifics of how that might be done have not been established.
Earlier this month climate activists from all over the world gathered in Durban, South Africa for the UN’s annual climate conference. Here, we’ve chosen some of the most memorable photos from the Greenpeace archives documenting the conference and related actions across the globe to share with you.
Senator Murkowski announced yesterday she plans to introduce legislation to weaken upcoming safeguards that would protect Americans from mercury pollution and other dangerous emissions from coal fired power plants.