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a truck at a flooded area in Chile

The very idea that we—as atomized individuals—could play a significant part in stabilizing the planet’s climate is objectively nuts.

McCain McConnell

How climate denial became second nature to the new Republican Party.

Flint Water

The state’s form of austerity politics is a massive experiment in unraveling US democracy.

Climate Change Protest Canada

Time is too short to allow our divisions to keep us from building the kind of coalitions that will safeguard life on earth.

(Illustration by Allie Whitehead)

For more than two decades, impoverished indigenous people have been seeking restitution from the oil giant for polluting their region.

After a dozen years of foot-dragging, regulators are doing something about the toxins.

Encryption is a better safeguard of our civil liberties than the law.

Conservatives explore cutting benefits behind a high-tech facade.

A mammoth tusk exposed by mining near Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada.

Trying to bring extinct species back to life is the latest symptom of ecological anxiety.

Blogs

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

How the “Twin Ocean Railroad” pits people against profit.

June 19, 2015

As governor of Florida, Bush said publicly that climate change was not a “top priority.” He also quietly ordered a review of policy options for responding to it.

June 18, 2015

Is Republican Representative Ken Ivory trying to save rural counties, or defraud them?

June 16, 2015

The world’s largest oil and gas companies are finally admitting climate change is real—and that they’re to blame.

June 16, 2015

How everyone benefits from the merger of worker protection and sustainability in one of the city’s least-regulated industries.

June 12, 2015

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015