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Help us plan the future of the Sierra Club

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U. of I. News: Scientists: Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions

23 Oct 11:45 | SciTech

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Letter from Sacramento: What We Want from Our Next Governor

22 Oct 12:01 | U.S. News

Dear Eric,

We are about to enter an unusual political year in California.

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Stop Zinke from putting polluters over people

21 Oct 13:11 | SciTech

Don't let Secretary Zinke weaken the safeguards that protect our communities, our health, and our climate.

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Media Advisory: Kolditz available to discuss Gore visit to Rice

20 Oct 16:01 | SciTech

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Fall into autumn with #teampixel

20 Oct 14:30 | SciTech

With autumn in full swing, we’re taking note of the warmer colors being whisked into our feeds. This week, #teampixel wonderfully captures fall’s color palette, from burnt siennas to bright oranges. So grab a cup of tea, cozy up to the fire and flip through our favorite fall finds. read more »

Expanding access to renewable energy in the EU

20 Oct 14:00 | SciTech

Earlier this year, we hosted an event in Brussels that brought business leaders, policy makers and civil society together to discuss ways to ensure EU renewable energy policy meets the changing needs of consumers. Last week, we were back in Brussels to continue the discussion at RE-Source, the largest gathering in the EU to-date of companies committed to buying renewable energy to cover their operations.With 14 data centers on four continents and offices in 150 cities around the globe, Google consumes a lot of power. And combating climate change requires the world to transition to a clean energy economy. So we’ve made it a top priority not only to become more energy efficient but also to ensure that the energy we purchase comes from clean sources such as renewables. We have also foundread more »

Canyon Echoes - Autumn Activities and Actions

19 Oct 14:25 | SciTech

"Rivers flow not past, but through us; tingling, vibrating, exciting every cell and fiber in our bodies, making them sing and glide." ~ John Muir

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[New post] Op-Ed: Bridging the Conflict between Progress and Humanism

19 Oct 10:33 | U.S. News

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Media Advisory: Reminder: Gore Oct. 23 event RSVP deadline approaching

18 Oct 11:47 | SciTech

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Don’t Let Big Oil Trash the Last Frontier

18 Oct 04:53 | Weather

The Sierra Club Insider

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Negative tweets can spoil TV enjoyment

16 Oct 16:07 | Media

Using an experiment involving Twitter comments and a clip of the television show 30 Rock, researchers were looking to see if fake negative social media comments could hurt a person’s perception of a television show. Professors Franklin Waddell of The […]read more »

Framing climate change: Public health focus draws supportive reaction

16 Oct 16:07 | Media

The American public is divided on the issue of climate change. Some call for actions to slow it, while others simply dismiss the matter. Effectively engaging the public on climate change remains a communication challenge. Teresa A. Myers and Edward […]read more »

Rice News Release: Evangelical and black Protestants and Mormons more likely to turn to religion for answers to science questions

16 Oct 12:35 | SciTech

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Climate action window could close as early as 2023

12 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

As the Trump administration repeals the U.S. Clean Power Plan, a new study from the University of Michigan underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions--from both environmental and economic perspectives.read more »

Pruitt wants to repeal Clean Power Plan

11 Oct 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to repeal Clean Power Plan

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HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT: Trump vs. Us (+ Michael Bloomberg)

11 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

Together, Michael Bloomberg and Sierra Club are fighting back against the Trump administration's plans for more dirty energy and to repeal the Clean Power Plan with a major announcement.

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U.S. EPA awards $5.2 million to protect and restore San Francisco Bay

10 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded about $5.2 million for water protection and restoration projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Why building on an environmentally responsible cloud matters

10 Oct 2017 | SciTech

Operating Google in an environmentally sustainable way has been a core value from day one. Each year we release our environmental report to share updates on our progress towards a more sustainable future. This year’s report marks our 10th year of carbon neutrality, and we’re excited to share that, in 2017, we’ll reach our goal of 100 percent renewable energy for all of our operations. This includes our data centers, which support our millions of customers on Google Cloud.As more and more companies transform their businesses digitally, or build new ones, renewable energy is increasingly critical. As businesses, we affect the environment in ways often not clearly visible. Continued and accelerated digital transformation will generate a large digital exhaust. Some projections have data centers consuming as much as read more »

Why building on an environmentally responsible cloud matters

10 Oct 2017 | SciTech

Operating Google in an environmentally sustainable way has been a core value from day one. Each year we release our environmental report to share updates on our progress towards a more sustainable future. This year’s report marks our 10th year of carbon neutrality, and we’re excited to share that, in 2017, we’ll reach our goal of 100 percent renewable energy for all of our operations. This includes our data centers, which support our millions of customers on Google Cloud.As more and more companies transform their businesses digitally, or build new ones, renewable energy is increasingly critical. As businesses, we affect the environment in ways often not clearly visible. Continued and accelerated digital transformation will generate a large digital exhaust. Some projections have data centers consuming as much as read more »

Who works in America’s newsrooms?

10 Oct 2017 | SciTech

Over the course of two decades, the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) has compiled a national view of gender and race breakdowns of U.S. journalists. The newly released 2017 data helps us understand who is working in America’s newsrooms, and provides a unique insight into how the industry reflects—or struggles to reflect—the population it serves.The Google News Lab supports inclusive reporting, and for the first time, has partnered with ASNE on their annual Newsroom Employment Diversity Survey. Working with design studio Polygraph, we helped ASNE create a data visualization to show how hundreds of newsrooms across the U.S. have changed since 2001.Here's a glimpse at how it works: read more »

Our 2017 environmental report

10 Oct 2017 | SciTech

Today, we published our updated Environmental Report, which provides data on Google's environmental sustainability programs. This report closes out 2016, a landmark year ushering in three major milestones: 10 years of carbon neutrality, 10 years for the Earth Outreach program, and reaching 100 percent renewable energy for our operations.Last year, we marked 10 years of operating as a carbon neutral company. In 2007, we committed to aggressively pursuing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and high-quality carbon offsets. Since then, our carbon footprint has grown more slowly than our business. We’ve learned and advanced across these areas in ways we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago—and the work has proven that wread more »

Media Advisory: Former Vice President Gore to speak about climate change at Rice Oct. 23

10 Oct 2017 | SciTech

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Canyon Echoes - Speak up for Wildlife!

9 Oct 2017 | SciTech

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BREAKING: EPA will repeal Clean Power Plan

9 Oct 2017 | US Politics and Govt

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Capitol Voice October 2017

8 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

Sierra Club Summit Shapes Up

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Expert Alert: World Food Day is focused on migration. We have a solution.

5 Oct 2017 | SciTech

"Change the Future of Migration" is the theme for World Food Day on October 16. But what is the link between hunger and migration? We have an answer.

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EPA awards grants to Wyoming organizations to protect, manage and restore Wyoming wetlands

4 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

EPA NEWS RELEASE. www.epa.gov/newsroom (https://www.epa.gov/newsroom)

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Trump’s Shameful Silence

4 Oct 2017 | SciTech

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Scale Of Human Impact On Planet Has Changed Course Of Earth's History, Scientists Suggest

3 Oct 2017 | World

The significant scale of human impact on our planet has changed the course of Earth history, an international team of scientists led by the University of Leicester has suggested. read more »

Your Sierra Club San Diego eNewsletter

2 Oct 2017 | SciTech

OCTOBER NEWS, EVENTS, & ACTIVITIES

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STARTING TOMORROW: Eat local and organic this October

30 Sep 2017 | SciTech

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Last month, we asked each member of our read more »

Press Releases: U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue

29 Sep 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 29, 2017 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong co-chaired the first U.S.-China Social and Cultural Dialogue (SCD) September 28, 2017, in Washington, D.C. President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping launched the SCD in April 2017, at Mar-a-Lago. With a focus on seven cooperative areas – education, social development, science and technology, health, subnational, arts and culture, and environmread more »

EPA Awards Casco Bay with Annual Grant Funding to Improve Water Quality

27 Sep 2017 | SciTech

BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $630,000 grant to the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, which is housed at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. The funds will go towards efforts to reduce nutrient pollution; protect and restore key habitats and improve resilience and community education around the Casco Bay Watershed.

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Eat local and organic this October

24 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Be Part of a Strong, Bold Voice in the Capitol

22 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Dear Eric,

I wanted to make sure you saw my email September 17th. We need your help to change the dynamic in the state Capitol. Help us raise enough money to bring on a full-time organizer.

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Science Denial Not Limited To Political Right

21 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many claims have been made that science denial, particularly as it relates to climate change, is primarily a problem of the political right.read more »

Stop Trump's hidden attack on the Arctic Refuge

21 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Trump's budget calls for drilling in the Arctic Refuge. Tell Congress that there is no place for Arctic drilling in the budget!

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Remarks by President Trump and President Poroshenko of Ukraine Before Bilateral Meeting

21 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York 10:22 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It's wonderful to have President Poroshenko with us. We spent some time recently in the White House, and I know you've made good progress since then -- a lot of progress, actually. And I wouldn't say it's the easiest place right now to live, but you're making it better and better on a daily basis. And I do hear very, very good things. So Ukraine is coming along pretty well -- pretty well. And at the borders, maybe you'll tell them how you're doing. Thank you. Thank you for being here. PRESIDENT POROSHENKO: Thank you very much indeed, Mr. President. That's a real great honor for me to be here in the city which is so close to you. And I'm really happy to hear the words about the progress we both demonstrate after our last meeting. But first of all,read more »

Remarks by President Trump and President Ghani of Afghanistan Before Bilateral Meeting

21 Sep 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York 9:35 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP: Good morning. It's a pleasure to have President Ghani of Afghanistan with us. We're working very well together. We're working very hard. Our military is, as you know, over there right now and doing, really, an incredible job -- more of leadership than fighting. We're leading a lot of wonderful Afghan troops who are fighting very hard. We were just discussing that, and great progress is being made. So it's an honor to have you and all of your representatives with us. Thank you very much. PRESIDENT GHANI: Thank you, Mr. President. Mr. President, first of all, I'd like to pay tribute to American soldiers, officers, and civilians, particularly those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. That sacrifice can now result in a stable Afghanistan. I want to thank you on behalf of the peopread more »

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts

21 Sep 2017 | SciTech

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Dana Baiocco of Ohio to be Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission for a 7-year term beginning October 27, 2017. Ms. Baiocco was born and raised in Yorkville, Ohio. She graduated from Ohio University in 1998 and from Duquesne University School of Law in 1997, cum laude. She served as a federal judicial law clerk to The Honorable Gustave Diamond, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, from 1996-1998. Ms. Baiocco joined the law firm of Jones Day in 1998 in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania office, and became a partner 2007. She was one of the founding partners of Jones Day’s Boston office, which opened in 2011. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Bar Associations, served as the chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates from 2009 to 2011 and also serread more »

Stop the National Monument Sellout

20 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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EPA Awards two $100k contracts to Wheat Ridge and Steamboat Springs companies for innovative tech

19 Sep 2017 | SciTech

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New toolkit helps nurses use genomics in patient care

19 Sep 2017 | SciTech

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Three MA Firms Awarded EPA Research Grants to Develop Environmental Technologies by Small Businesses

19 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Three Mass. Firms Awarded EPA Research Grants to Develop Environmental Technologies by Small Businesses

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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and State Department Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook

18 Sep 2017 | SciTech

Hilton Midtown New York, New York 5:13 P.M. EDT MS. SANDERS:  This is the quietest I think I've ever seen this group of people.   The President has had a full day of engagements on his first day of the U.N. General Assembly.  This morning, he spoke by phone with the President of China on the need to keep the pressure on North Korea. At the U.N., he participated in a meeting and gave remarks on reforming the United Nations as an institution so that it better lives up to the founding ideas. The President supports the Secretary-General's reform agenda for the United Nations, and was pleased to join nearly 130 countries and support a big, bold reform to eliminate inefficiency.   The President then spent some of time with his national security team going over tomorrow's address to the General Assembly, which will be his first.  I know you heard from a seread more »

U. of I. News: Changes in nonextreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequences

18 Sep 2017 | SciTech

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Be Part of a Strong, Bold Voice in the Capitol

17 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Dear Eric,

I'm privileged every day to work at a volunteer-driven organization that moves mountains. And, better yet, protects mountains from being moved.

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Your IMF Update: Country Report No. 17/280 - Federated States of Micronesia, United States

15 Sep 2017 | Business

International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund: New item in your series of interest.read more »

Readout of First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to Florida

14 Sep 2017 | Weather

First Lady Melania Trump flew to Florida today to visit with first responders and families affected by the damage resulting from Hurricane Irma.  Upon landing in Ft. Myers, the President and Mrs. Trump met with first responders from all over the State, and received a briefing from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State and local officials. After the briefing, the First Lady took an aerial tour of Naples, Florida to view the flooding and damage before meeting with families who lost their homes.  Once on the ground, the First Lady, the President, and the Vice President took a walking tour of a neighborhood particularly damaged in the storm.  They stopped and visited with families, listening to their stories, concerns, and most pressing needs – ice, gas, and power. The First Lady then distributed lunch alongside FEMA officials and volunteers.  First Lady Melania Trump said, “We have certainly seen the unforgread more »

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