Middle school students from Sunnyside Environmental School in Portland, Oregon are studying energy and environmental issues, climate change and civic engagement. The 11 and 12 year olds are very concerned about coal export proposals. So when they had a chance to visit the capitol yesterday for the state’s birthday celebration, more than 50 of the students brought Governor Kitzhaber hundreds of specially made Valentine’s Day cards calling on him to show his love for Oregon and for their future by rejecting coal export proposals. Take a look:
"Kids Against Coal Exports" in front of the capitol building in Salem, Oregon
A building floats near the New Jersey shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Three months ago, a superstorm charged by climate change ravaged the coast from Carribean to Canada killing nearly 200 people and causing billions in damages. Yesterday, President Obama signed a $50 billion federal bill providing desperately needed aid to the impacted regions. Continue reading →
Greenpeace activists hold a banner in front of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC, April 19, 2011. The banner was in reaction to the Obama administration taking the side of polluters in a case before the court, AEP vs Connecticut.
Americans went into the voting booth yesterday with horrific images of the fallout from Superstorm Sandy fresh in their minds. Pictures of homes ripped from their moorings, stories of children whisked away by rushing waters, reports of elderly people trapped on top floors of buildings — the true cost of ignoring science’s warnings about global warming are now all too vivid. Continue reading →