Environment | The Nation


Five Years After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, BP’s Most Vulnerable Victims Are Still Struggling

BP agreed to a $7.8 billion settlement, but still hasn't paid out most Gulf Coast businesses.

by Katy Reckdahl

Leaders are framing the climate crisis in moral language, renewable energy is soaring—and the coal industry is collapsing.
Posted Apr 6 2015 - 11:33am
In some of California’s most heavily Latino communities, going to school can be a health hazard.
Posted Apr 6 2015 - 10:00am
The future will follow an unpredictable route, but we must still follow a compass called hope. 
Posted Mar 23 2015 - 7:01am


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Why was former president and climate-justice hero Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to prison on terrorism charges?

Fifty years after the first US troops came ashore at Da Nang, the Vietnamese are still coping with unexploded bombs and Agent Orange.

Four decades after the passage of the Clean Water Act, regulators haven’t kept up with the pollution pressure that growing populations put on America’s shorelines.

Prayer after a whale hunt

An ice-choked ocean, tens of thousands of whales, no proven technology in case of emergency and a mission for oil: what could possibly go wrong?

Gaza City

The first quarter-century of crisis over eastern Mediterranean natural gas has been nothing but prelude.