Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Greenpeace activists granted bail in Russia!

Greenpeace activists granted bail in Russia!

Russian courts announced Wednesday they would begin granting bail for some of the so-called ‘Arctic 30’.  Two months ago, Greenpeace set out a ship to peacefully protest a Russian state owned oil rig they claim is dangerous to the environment. The activists tried to climb aboard the oil rig to raise a banner when Russian authorities sprayed them with high pressure water blasts and fired water shots.

Russian authorities claim the activists endangered the crew on the rig and are charging them with hooliganism. That charge carries up to seven years in prison.

Planet ER: Climate change calling

Planet ER: Climate change calling

Climate change is creating more extreme weather and we're largely responsible for it. Therefore we are at least partially responsible for the devastation in the Philippines. And, when it comes to climate change, we are also hurting ourselves here in the U.S. look at the killer tornados  devastating the Midwest. It's heartbreaking. The whole tragedy, is that we could turn it around with relatively modest changes to our lifestyle.

Obviously, the rational choice is to make small changes to our lifestyle. Straight out to Greenpeace Research Director Mark Flogel.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook, and follow Jane on Twitter.
Is nuclear power the best option?

Is nuclear power the best option?

Is nuclear power the only realistic option for energy? “CNN Films: Pandora’s Promise” profiles a group of people who came to that conclusion from a surprising place. They are all environmental thinkers, a group that traditionally opposes nuclear power.  So why did they change their minds?  Watch CNN Films: Pandora’s Promise Thursday November 7 on CNN at 9pm ET.

Jane Velez-Mitchell sat down with the director of the documentary, Robert Stone. 

The eggs of the future!

The eggs of the future!

It is a food revolution that could save millions of animals and the planet.  Bill Gates is one of the influential people behind a concerted effort to find new, more effective ways to feed the world.  One of the companies he is backing is called Hampton Creek foods, the creator of Beyond Eggs, a plant-based egg substitute that will look and taste just like eggs. Not only that, but Beyond Eggs is also more nutritional with zero cholesterol.

Josh Tetrick CEO and Founder of Hampton Creek Foods explains what Beyond Eggs is and why it could change everything.

Daryl Hannah arrested during protest

Daryl Hannah arrested during protest

Daryl Hannah was arrested protesting the construction of a controversial $7 Billion oil pipeline designed to bring oil from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.  Daryl Hannah and land owner Eleanor Fairchild were arrested protesting the planned 2,000 mile pipeline.

Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke with actress Daryl Hannah about her arrest and why she was protesting the construction.

Bonnaroo: The Green music festival

Bonnaroo: The Green music festival

The Bonnaroo Music Festival, held annually in Tennessee, is a snapshot of how cities can become more efficient.  Various groups are coming together to make Bonnaroo the "greenest festival." 

You can read more about Bonnaroo and their sustainability plans here

Spend Memorial Day with Jane Velez-Mitchell

Spend Memorial Day with Jane Velez-Mitchell

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and it’s the time of year when everyone starts heading outside to enjoy the fresh air and the warm weather. With that in mind, Jane Velez-Mitchell is proud to focus the entire hour of her show on Memorial Day on improving and maintaining one of our most precious resources: the environment. Jane will be joined by our very special guest, Philippe Cousteau Jr., as we highlight ways average people have been able to make a big difference.

From a Massachusetts grandmother who took on her town’s business community and won, to a father of two who risked all he had to make his dream of a recyclable sneaker come true, Jane wants to prove that every single one of us CAN make a difference.

Cousteau Jr.: Plastic bag ban is great news

Cousteau Jr.: Plastic bag ban is great news

Editor’s Note: Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and it’s the time of year when everyone starts heading outside to enjoy the fresh air and the warm weather. With that in mind, Jane Velez-Mitchell is proud to focus the entire hour of her show on Memorial Day on improving and maintaining one of our most precious resources: the environment.  Jane will be joined by our very special guest, Philippe Cousteau Jr., as we highlight ways average people have been able to make a big difference.

Los Angeles has become the largest U.S. city to ban the use of plastic bags at supermarkets. The city will phase out the use of plastic bags over the next 16 months. Los Angeles joins other California cities like San Francisco and San Jose -- and the entire state of Hawaii -- in banning plastic bags.

Jane’s Recycling Crusade

Editor's Note: Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and it’s the time of year when everyone starts heading outside to enjoy the fresh air and the warm weather. With that in mind, Jane Velez-Mitchell is proud to focus the entire hour of her show on Memorial Day on improving and maintaining one of our most precious resources: the environment.  Jane will be joined by our very special guest, Philippe Cousteau, as we highlight ways average people have been able to make a big difference.

Jane Velez-Mitchell gets her hands dirty (literally) to raise environmental awareness!  While walking around the streets of her hometown New York City, Jane is always disturbed to see trash cans overflowing with plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and other recyclables.  So she decided to do something about it and took to the streets with a shopping cart to sort the trash herself!  That’s right, she sifted through New York City street trash and pulled out tons of cans and bottles that can be recycled.

Picking up trash, Jane Velez-Mitchell style

Picking up trash, Jane Velez-Mitchell style

The vast majority of plastic bottles do not get recycled. Jane Velez-Mitchell takes to the streets of New York to find out why people aren't recycling and even takes matters into her own hands. 

You can see the full story Tuesday night on Jane Velez-Mitchell at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. 

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