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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.

Winona Laduke

A conversation with the two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate.

The Obama administration’s new targets to reduce carbon emissions are a step in the right direction, but we need to demand much more.

West Port Arthur

If you live in a toxic environment like this, surrounded by refineries, you’re probably not thinking about some future apocalypse. You’re living in one.

Blogs

Christian Parenti joins the BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change.

July 22, 2011

In countries like Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Somalia, droughts and floods linked to climate change have already exacerbated existing civil conflicts and provoked ethnic rioting.

July 1, 2011

The impact of climate change on developing countries has so far been devestating, and stands to get only worse.

June 30, 2011

Climate change is not just "bad weather." In fact, it fuels ethnic strife, religious violence and resource wars.

June 30, 2011

A five-day march on Blair Mountain seeks to harness the rich labor history of Appalachia to expand a growing movement to end the destruction of Appalachia through mountaintop removal coal mining. 

June 8, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry says that people in New Orleans need to acknowledge this great sacrifice and work to provide these communities with the health care, housing and education they will need to recover from the flooding.

May 17, 2011

President Obama is once again calling for increased offshore oil drilling—despite the fact that key safety issues have yet to be addressed.

May 17, 2011

Now to the opposite of cuts. Over a year after the biggest oil spill in US history and even as criminal investigations continue, BP is still receiving millions of dollars in government contracts.

May 3, 2011

Obama has asked for an end to massive tax subsidies to oil and gas companies, and even Republican House Speaker John Boehner thought it was a good idea—for a second, that is.

April 28, 2011

Gas prices have been edging up since February, reaching $4 a gallon this Easter, and Republicans are gearing up to make a stink about it.

April 26, 2011