Elizabeth Shogren http://wfpl.org en College Divestment Campaigns Creating Passionate Environmentalists http://wfpl.org/post/college-divestment-campaigns-creating-passionate-environmentalists At about 300 colleges across the country, young activists worried about climate change are borrowing a strategy that students successfully used in decades past. In the 1980s, students enraged about South Africa's racist Apartheid regime got their schools to drop stocks in companies that did business with that government. In the 1990s, students pressured their schools to divest Big Tobacco.<p>This time, the student activists are targeting a mainstay of the economy: large oil and coal companies.<p>So far only a few small colleges have opted to drop investments in fossil fuel companies. Fri, 10 May 2013 16:45:54 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 5341 at http://wfpl.org College Divestment Campaigns Creating Passionate Environmentalists After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight http://wfpl.org/post/after-keystone-review-environmentalists-vow-continue-fight Environmentalists have a hope.<p>If they can block the Keystone XL pipeline, they can keep Canada from developing more of its dirty tar sands oil. Sun, 03 Mar 2013 12:04:51 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 4297 at http://wfpl.org After Keystone Review, Environmentalists Vow To Continue Fight On The Campaign Trail, Regulations Dominate The Environmental Debate http://wfpl.org/post/campaign-trail-regulations-dominate-environmental-debate In previous elections, candidates from both parties have campaigned on pledges to be environmental presidents. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 03:52:31 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 2016 at http://wfpl.org On The Campaign Trail, Regulations Dominate The Environmental Debate Extreme Weather Means Extreme Food Prices Worldwide, Aid Agency Warns http://wfpl.org/post/extreme-weather-means-extreme-food-prices-worldwide-aid-agency-warns Reducing greenhouse gases and saving the polar bears tend to dominate discussions on climate change. But to the booming world population, one climate change issue may be even more pressing – hunger.<p>A new report by a leading international relief agency warns that climate change will increase the risk of large spikes in global food prices in the future, and lead to more hungry people in the world. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:20:59 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 1569 at http://wfpl.org Extreme Weather Means Extreme Food Prices Worldwide, Aid Agency Warns