At a time when wolves are only just starting to make a comeback in some states, these actions have fueled a climate of concern and outrage.
The Kanawha Forest Coalition is desperately fighting a mountaintop removal project just outside of Kanawha State Forest, a state park in Loudendale, West Virginia.
With the elections ahead and the People's Climate March a few weeks in the rear view mirror, I'm reminded of a meeting in the Bronx that I attended and spoke at this summer.
It's not just about reforming building regulations and materials, or outfitting buildings with snappy new energy-efficient technology, we also need to get everybody on board.
Without a source of sea ice on which to spend the winter, the mammals have been forced to come ashore seeking refuge, in record numbers, confused and stranded.
From the Chicago climate train full of activists, to the People's Climate March itself, every person there seemed to feel passionately about a particular environmental issue.
Palm oil imports to the U.S. have increased 485 percent in the last decade, and companies producing palm oil are cutting away massive tracts of rainforest.
"This march is about putting yourself on the front lines - to let citizens, corporations, and government know what you think, what you want, and how you feel."
Nurses around the nation will be on hand in New York to join with environmental, labor, health, and community activists in this action to stem the worsening climate crisis.
A coalition of alternative energy supporters cut the ribbon on a church solar project - the largest community solar project in West Virginia - for an installation cost of $1!