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.
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.
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.
"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."
"Data from the over 121 local plastic bag bans in California has proven that bans are effective nd have refuted industry's claims of apocalyptic impacts on jobs."
Cleanup crews are working to gather and dispose of the oil, and the U.S. Coast Guard has closed a 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River.
The operation would seek to undo decades' worth of toxicity, mostly caused by nearly a century of industrial activity, including illegal dumping.
The protest was about the risks posed to workers and people in general: Tthe Lac-Megantic oil train tragedy that killed 47 people was still fresh in the minds of many.
"Fracking must be banned in Germany without any exceptions. They want to enforce a regulation which mostly allows fracking under the guise of an alleged ban."