28 Jul '11, 6pm

Yes to Sunflowers, No to Coal Plants: It’s been a tough week for the climate movement. Tim DeChristopher, one of...

Yes to Sunflowers, No to Coal Plants: It’s been a tough week for the climate movement. Tim DeChristopher, one of...

It’s been a tough week for the climate movement. Tim DeChristopher , one of our strongest most articulate voices, was sent to prison for two years. But amidst the crappy news about Tim, deCarbonize Colorado and other groups in Boulder gave us a bit of an uplifting story. Last year, activists organized an occupation action at the Valmount coal plant in Boulder where five were arrested. Soon after their action, the Boulder City Council voted to close the Valmount plant by 2017. That wasn’t good enough for them, so last weekend they turned out 150 folks who rode their bikes to the Valmount plant and then did a massive guerrilla gardening action on the plant’s property. Here’s the reportback from one of the activists working to end coal in Colorado: “On Saturday, August 16 close to 150 Boulder residents took part in a creative and empowering direct action at the Valmont Coal P...

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2011/07/28/yes-to-sunflowe...

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Coal Generation Drops to 30-Year Low: The percentage of electricity generated by coal in the first quarter of

Coal Generation Drops to 30-Year Low: The perce...

greentechmedia.com 27 Jul '11, 10pm

The percentage of electricity generated by coal in the first quarter of this year was the lowest it has been in more than ...

Jailed for peaceful protest over #climate change: Tim #DeChristopher

Jailed for peaceful protest over #climate chang...

grist.org 29 Jul '11, 11pm

One of the things that had happened leading up to this trial, there were some folks outside of the courthouse who were jur...

Tim DeChristopher? They’re Jailing the White Hats

Tim DeChristopher? They’re Jailing the White Hats

cleantechnica.com 27 Jul '11, 5pm

Keyhole Ruin, in Canyonlands National Park, Once Home to Pre - Columbian Cliff Dwellers - Photo Flickr Commons / David His...

UPDATE: Tim DeChristopher gets 2 years in priso...

grist.org 26 Jul '11, 5pm

Dearest readers, I am writing to you from Salt Lake City, Utah. Today at 3 p.m. (MDT) marks the long-awaited sentencing of...

Clothes made from milk -- yes, milk. #fashion #dairy via @jaymiheimbuch

Clothes made from milk -- yes, milk. #fashion #...

treehugger.com 27 Jul '11, 6pm

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz writes, "I'm having a hard time believing this, but these women are wearing clothes actually made wit...

The newly announced clean car standards will cu...

ucsusa.org 29 Jul '11, 2pm

WASHINGTON (July 29, 2011) –The Obama administration today unveiled an agreement with major automakers and the state of Ca...

The Coal Stops Here

The Coal Stops Here

ecopolitology.org 22 Jul '11, 8pm

Note: This will be my column in the issue of Sierra magazine that just went to the printer, but this news is so exciting t...

Blockbuster news for the anti-coal movement: Bl...

grist.org 21 Jul '11, 2pm

When I was in Brazil last month, I had a chance to talk to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and I asked him what the federal go...

Yes, people walk in Los Angeles

switchboard.nrdc.org 28 Jul '11, 6pm

July has been a good month for cyclists and walkers in Los Angeles. Turns out, some neighborhoods in Los Angeles are actua...

BREAKING: Tim DeChristopher Sentenced To Two Ye...

desmogblog.com 26 Jul '11, 10pm

At 3:00 pm MST today, the end of a very long and emotional saga came to fruition as the gavel banged down on the judge’s d...

Tim DeChristopher’s statement to the court: #bidder70

Tim DeChristopher’s statement to the court: #bi...

grist.org 27 Jul '11, 5pm

Mr. Huber wants you to weigh the loss for the corporations that expected to get public property for pennies on the dollar,...

Global Warming News: Bloomberg and Sierra Club ...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Jul '11, 5am

Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Speaking on the deck of a boat idling near a coal-fired power plant in Alexandria, Va....

"Ending coal power production is the right thin...

grist.org 21 Jul '11, 7pm

When I was in Brazil last month, I had a chance to talk to NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and I asked him what the federal go...

Industry threatens university over anti-coal sculpture

Industry threatens university over anti-coal sc...

grist.org 25 Jul '11, 4pm

Chris Drury, a British artist, created this sculpture, entitled Carbon Sink: What Goes Around Comes Around, to express the...

Mayor Bloomberg Makes a $50M Anti-Coal Bet with Sierra Club

Mayor Bloomberg Makes a $50M Anti-Coal Bet with...

greenbiz.com 22 Jul '11, 3pm

In a gutsy move , New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced that his Bloomberg Philanthropies has pledged $50 milli...