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Beaver

If we want to construct a healthy and resilient world for ourselves and our fellow creatures, we could learn a thing or two from the beaver—who’s already doing just that.

Natural Gas Fracking

Wishful thinking and corporate greed are leading us down the wrong path to solving our climate crisis.

Student Debt March

Young Americans’ fondness for high-tech innovation could suit our need to shake up the political system.

At age 70, a writer reflects on the so-called ‘American Century’—and the world it wrought.

FERC Protest

More than a thousand people march in DC against a proposed natural gas export plant.

Calving of an ice shelf in West Antarctica

How the rhetoric of ecoetiquette muddies writing about global warming.

Greg Page

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?

Nicholas Wade

In a guise of scientific seriousness, Nicholas Wade’s new book revives the discredited ideas of history’s most notorious racists.

May Boeve

The environmental movement needs to be nimble, not centralized.

California fracking protest

The California governor wants to be known as a climate leader. But he has said yes to fracking—for now.

Blogs

Students are rising up and taking action to make their voices heard on divestment. Everyone, from Shell and Exxon to Boards of Trustees to President Obama, should stop and take notice.

February 26, 2013

A sense of urgency was palpable throughout the second day of the Power Up! Divest Fossil Fuels convergence at Swarthmore College.

February 25, 2013

USAID is helping hundreds of farmers here. But millions more battle drought and climate change on their own.

February 24, 2013

Students are meeting to create a comprehensive message and plan of action for the hundreds of divestment campaigns popping up throughout the country.

February 23, 2013

The existing portions of the Keystone pipeline saw fourteen spills in its first year of operation, and extending it across the entire country would pose a huge public health hazard.

February 22, 2013

"The most fateful battle in human history is finally joined and we will fight it together."

February 21, 2013

There are now more than 256 organized campaigns at schools coast to coast, and the number is growing daily.

February 21, 2013

The country needs more foreign aid to develop infrastructure amid the effects of climate change, but don’t look to the private sector.

February 19, 2013

An estimated 40,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, on Sunday to urge President Obama to act against climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline. 

February 18, 2013

Organizers hope to give Barack Obama political cover to deny the Keystone XL pipeline. 

February 17, 2013