"I am reporting from our first day at the protest camp, Oceti Sakowin, where history is being made."
Like Frederick Douglass and the abolitionists of the 19th century, today's movement to stop climate change must build a broad alliance.
Driving through rugged beauty made us aware of the power of nature and the relative powerlessness of human beings in that kind of environment.
Advocates for keeping fossil fuels in the ground are demanding of the world what this nation required of itself following the Civil War.
Residents, environmentalists and USW members work together to protect the safety and health of refinery workers and citizens living near the Richmond refinery.
The fires from the derailment in Fayette County continued to burn Tuesday morning, and emergency shelters for hundreds of people who had to evacuate after the derailment remain open.
It was a crime scene we have become all too familiar with in 2015. Yellow police tape encircled the area of the dastardly deed. People milled about somewhat dazed but also angry.
Not too long ago we were all marveling at the "wonderful" oil boom in North Dakota; as we should know from our own history, all booms come at a price, and they are paying that price now.
We can now predict, with 100 percent certainty that climate change will actually result in much more employment for scientists, not because they made it up but rather because it is already starting to affect humanity all over the world.
The movement, called Fossil Free, features the motto, "It's wrong to profit from wrecking the climate."