Mark Hertsgaard (markhertsgaard.com), a fellow of New America Foundation and a co-founder of the group Climate Parents, is The Nation's environment correspondent. He has covered climate change for twenty years and is the author of six books, including, most recently, HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.
Let the Bhopal case settlement be a horrifying reminder: it is a constant temptation for profit-maximizing corporations to cut corners on safety.
Ken Salazar is one of the strongest advocates of offshore drilling in Washington. Will his Interior Department really enforce the moratorium on new drilling permits?
Activists are figuring out what went wrong at the climate summit and what to do next.
The Copenhagen summit has witnessed the coming of age of a genuine, global and muscular mass movement on behalf of climate action.
Poor countries can make big gains in climate talks if they stick together, argues Saleemul Huq.
In the dry Sahel, farmers are already adapting to climate change.
A frightening new climate change study says the United States must quit carbon within ten years.
Washington and Beijing should launch an efficiency revolution, the quickest path to large emissions cuts.
The First Lady hopes to entice Americans away from their junk food past to a healthier, more delicious future.