I have a very distinct memory from high school the first time I ever thought about what it mean to be an environmentalist. I was staring at a photo of a polar bear in the section about global warming in my textbook, not paying attention to what my teacher was saying but instead focusing on this image in my head that I had seen of thousands of people marching in the streets for the first Earth Day in 1970.
Submitted by Jacquie Ayala on Sun, 04/22/2012 - 10:58
Young people from Florida International University held an “Oil Spill Black Out” action this Friday to mark the second anniversary of the tragic BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Young people and community members gathered to remember the victims of the oil spill by taking personal pledges to reduce their oil consumptionand to demand that we end our nation's addiction to oil.
Submitted by Jacquie Ayala on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 00:31
Less than 24 hours ago, Shell oil reported an oil sheen in the Gulf about 56 miles south of Louisiana. The sheen is about 10 miles long and 1 mile wide, reports CNN money. Just shy of the two-year anniversary of the BP oil spill, when are we going to say enough is enough?
The Southeast is plagued by dirty energy. Dirty coal plants pollute our communities and climate, while utilities continue to force ratepayers to subsidize the building of proposed new dirty energy infrastructure. Our region's mega-utilities spend millions to buy our southern political leaders' votes to continue their polluting practices.
Submitted by Reagan Richmond on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 21:28