Mark Hertsgaard | The Nation

Mark Hertsgaard

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Mark Hertsgaard

Environment Correspondent

Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent, is an independent journalist and the author of six books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including HOT:  Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.


News and Features

The moment couldn't have been more ripe for a real advance in the fight against climate change.

If a metaphorical wall of trees gets built as grassroots activists envision, it could help save the continent from hunger, poverty and climate change.

Thanks to the antidemocratic "supercommittee," the legislation singularly responsible for shaping our food system is being written behind closed doors.

Mayor Mike makes a $50 million donation to help the Sierra Club's “Beyond Coal” campaign. Meanwhile, Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein rally over a thousand demonstrators for civil disobedience against tar sands.

PowerShift's green organizers descended on Washington this weekend and gave Obama some tough love.

When it looked like Obama might cave to the Republican attack on the EPA, the outcry from environmental organizations was swift. And it worked.

Even as Fukushima threatens to unleash the greatest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl, the president champions nuclear power in the United States.

Some 200 activists, including Rep. Donna Edwards, jumped into the icy Potomac River to urge government action on global warming.

It's time to take on those who are sabotaging our response to the climate crisis—face to face.

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, a holiday of remembrance and rebirth on the streets of New Orleans's hardest-hit neighborhood.


President Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will meet within hours in Copenhagen to try to break the deadlock.
The Alliance of Small Island Nations roils summit with call for huge emissions reductions as activists prepare for global day of action...
How Obama could save or scuttle a deal in Copenhagen, and why he needs civil society to push him.