Sierra Club

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: June 27 to 29

    It's Pride weekend! There are lots of other things going on this weekend, but don't forget the Mayor Slay-sponsored festival. It's going to be a hot one -- get out there and enjoy the city anyway. Check out our food-related recommendations after the jump. See also: The 10 Most Beautiful Bars in St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Ann Wagner Fundraising Pleas Say President Obama Personally Attacked Her -- But Did He?

    Here's one reason to donate to Rep. Ann Wagner, a Republican from Ballwin who represents Missouri's second congressional district: President Barack Obama is personally attacking her. So says Wagner in recent fundraising tweets and e-mails. "Did you hear what President Obama said about me?" she say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Is Congresswoman Ann Wagner A Climate-Change Denier? Warns Of "Unsound Science"

    Is Missouri congresswoman Ann Wagner a climate change denier? Organizing for Action-Missouri, the nonprofit offshoot of Barack Obama's reelection campaign, is staging a protest today to pressure Wagner to acknowledge that climate change is real. Why Wagner? The group says that the Missouri Republi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2013
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    January 17, 2013

    Veolia Water Contract May Face Public Hearing [UPDATE]

    Update: Click through for a copy of the preliminary Veolia contract. Yesterday, the Estimates and Apportionment Committee met to do its usual business and was met by a rather unusual crowd. Over 50 members of the activist group Dump Veolia showed up with handwritten signs protesting a pending con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Citizens For a Stronger St. Louis: Pro-Tax Group Spent $417K

    Rex Sinquefield: Billionaire spent $11 million, apparently to help a few Dems make a quick buck.​Rex Sinquefield may have been hoping to kickstart a discussion about whether the city's earnings tax is a good thing -- a discussion Mayor Francis Slay has indicated he's willing to have. But in the me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Monsanto's Roundup-Ready Alfalfa = Goodbye Organic Beef and Dairy, Says New Lawsuit

    Image viaWill Roundup-Ready alfalfa render natural alfalfa extinct? ​Environmental groups and organic farmers alike have slapped the USDA with a lawsuit for its greenlighting of Monsanto's Roundup-Ready alfalfa grass earlier this year.The plaintiffs -- which include the Center for Food Safety and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Wash U. Students Want University to Come Clean on Coal Research

    Image viaBy contrast, coal accounts for more than 80 percent of Missouri's energy. ​For many environmentalists, the phrase "clean coal" is a contradiction in terms on par with military intelligence and jumbo shrimp. But to the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering at Washi ... More >>

  • News

    June 16, 2010
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    June 9, 2010

    Anti-BP Protest Planned for 10 a.m. Today at Delmar BP

    Where it goes down today.​Activists who favor stricter clean-energy legislation, and oppose the controversial Murkowski resolution, are holding a rally at 10 a.m. today at BP gas station on Delmar.The rally is being organized by Repower America and its Missouri chapter, plus like-minded groups suc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Burn! Scientists Say Missouri and Illinois Pay Billions to Import Coal

    Image sourceA gift to clean energy advocates from the Union of Concerned Scientists​A report on coal imports from the Union of Concerned Scientists was just about a month too late for the Great Coal Debate at Washington University.,It's a pity too, because the environmental activist group found th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Great Coal Debate at Wash U. Tonight: Peabody Energy v. Sierra Club

    ​Didya know that 83.5 percent of Missouri's energy comes from coal, and that St. Louis is headquarters to the two largest coal companies in the country in Peabody Energy and Arch Coal? Add it all up and it makes St. Louis a great place to discuss the role of coal in our lives and its impact on the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2007
  • News

    November 8, 2006

    What, a Dump?

    Environmentalists decry the expansion of a gigantic Illinois landfill.

  • Home Entertainment

    June 21, 2006

    Shark Bites

    JAWS Unleashed is as sloppy as it is gory.

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2005

    Earth Day Redux

    Celebrate the planet whenever

  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Got a Minute?

    Save the Children wants you

  • Culture

    March 10, 2004

    On the Rocks

    Echo Theatre's production of Uncle Vanya is a mixed-drink approach to a hard-liquor play

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2003

    Faux Real

    Or close enough

  • News

    August 27, 2003

    Sonny, How We Love Ya

    City Museum, monstrous vehicles and a meet-'n'-greet with the Hell's Angels prove that danger can be fun; plus, the socioeconomic impact of bling bling

  • News

    December 11, 2002

    Profanity Rock

    Week of December 11, 2002

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    Invasion of the Swiss

    Proposed cement plant in Ste. Genevieve would be foreign to our lungs

  • News

    January 17, 2001

    Cementing a Deal

    A giant quarry and the world's largest cement kiln are being welcomed by Ste. Genevieve County. But the operation may leave St. Louis gasping for air.

  • News

    January 17, 2001

    The Top 10 Reasons to Reject John Ashcroft

    It's not that he's pious. He's simply unfit to serve.

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    A Sewer Runs Through It

    The River des Peres tells the history of St. Louis -- our relationship to nature, to this place, to our own waste. Now there's talk of "beautifying" the river we never got around to cleaning.

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    After the Deluge

    Since the Flood of 93, Chesterfield boosters have used millions in public money to raise a levee and turn the bottomlands into a boomtown. But betting against the river is risky business.

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    Getting Burned

    A North St. Louis medical-waste incinerator has spewed dioxin for a decade. Nearby residents say it's time to fight the fire.

  • News

    November 3, 1999


    Why Missouri Botanical Garden's Peter Raven, world-renowned environmentalist, courts Monsanto's favor, boosts its biotech and takes its money

  • News

    August 18, 1999

    The Low Road

    Hazelwood officials cast their lot with the developer of a controversial project in the flood-prone Missouri Bottoms. Their gamble is tearing the North County community apart.

  • News

    June 2, 1999
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    March 31, 1999
  • News

    March 3, 1999

    Clearing the Air

    Challenged by pro-business groups more interested in profit than in clean air, attorney Lewis C. Green fights to make the government enforce its own air-quality standards

  • News

    February 17, 1999

    Animal Kingdom

    A proposal before the Missouri Legislature seems tailored to make the Department of Conservation, already a fiefdom unto itself, even less answerable to citizens

  • News

    November 25, 1998

    Of Wetlands and Wal-Marts

    One development at a time, Missouri has lost 87 percent of its wetlands. And that means more floods, more damage, more levees, more bucks. The story of one Supercenter and how progress comes at a price.