Environment | The Nation


To Save the Planet, We Need to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground—but Oil Companies Have Other Plans

They say no to any “stranded assets.”

by William D. Cohan

The slick, oily underside of Correa’s “citizens’ revolution.”
Posted Dec 18 2014 - 10:00am
What would governments do if black and brown lives counted as much as white lives?
Posted Dec 12 2014 - 1:05pm
If the drought continues, farmers and residents may have to abandon some of the richest agricultural land in the country.
Posted Dec 8 2014 - 3:16pm


News and Features

Keystone Protest

Pipeline apologists tell us the president’s decision isn’t that important for the climate—the dirty oil will flow anyway. Here’s why they’re wrong.

For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.

Bill McKibben, 350.org’s longtime leader, has taken a step back—but that doesn’t mean the group is slowing down.

oil rig

Prepare for the new Republican majority to speed the exploitation of the country’s oil, coal and natural gas reserves.

Climate change is destroying Odessa’s famed Kuyalnik Estuary, where health tourists and war refugees live side by side.