The $5.4 billion project, which represents the dirtiest, least efficient kind of oil development, would pump dirty tarsands oil from Alberta, Canada to Texas refineries.
On this day in 1991, a powerful cyclone with winds over 150 mph hit Bangladesh. At least 138,000 people were killed and most food crops were washed away or destroyed.
On this day in 1986, continuing high levels of radiation emerging from the Chernobyl disaster led Soviet authorities to publically announce the accident.
They collectively share practical information, exchange coping strategies, as well as belonging to a community that understands them and their unique circumstances.
It became the worst disaster in the country in 1938 and one of the worst coal mining disasters in Virginia history.
On this day in 1851 Henry David Thoreau posits in an address to the Concord Lyceum his famous thesis that "in Wildness is the preservation of the World."
Part of the lead up to this week's demonstrations in Washington's against the XL Pipeline was an April 15 Google Hangout sponsored by the People's World.
Today is the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 workers and dumped more than 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over a three month period in 2010.
Muir was a wilderness explorer and was the first Euro-American to explore Glacier Bay. In 1882 John Muir co-founded the Sierra Club with Professor Henry Senger, a philologist at UC Berkeley.
Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.