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Worker

Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy. 

Oil spill

The recent World Energy Outlook report that has many cheering U.S. oil supremacy—when it should be setting off alarm bells on the climate crisis. 

Natural gas drilling rig

In small hamlets and tiny towns you’ve never heard of, grassroots activists are taking a stand in what could be the final showdown for Earth’s future.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Barack Obama

What does this election mean for the future of the country? Are electoral politics really a mechanism for change? 

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If there was ever a response to Mitt Romney’s smug RNC laugh line about climate change—or to Obama’s failure to address it—Hurricane Sandy delivered.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If we can learn one thing from Superstorm Sandy, it's that we ignore climate change at our own peril.

The author and activist doesn't have a utopia to offer, but rather, warns of a dystopia to avoid.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Blogs

Every $1 billion invested in the U.S. transportation infrastructure supports and creates some 47,500 jobs.

March 27, 2014

Students plan a city-wide school walkout to urge Governor Patrick to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure construction in Massachusetts.

March 25, 2014

New estimates from the World Health Organization confirm that air pollution is the single greatest environmental risk.

March 25, 2014

Harvard graduate student Benjamin Franta implores President Drew Gilpin Faust to be honest about her opposition to divestment.

March 19, 2014

Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased US troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

 From Monday evening until Tuesday morning, more than two dozen lawmakers will speak on the Senate floor about the urgency of climate change.

March 10, 2014

Tufts University declines to divest and students respond.

March 5, 2014

Sunday's march on the White House offered a reminder of just how serious young voters are about this issue.

March 3, 2014

Should climate hawks really worry about rising domestic fossil fuel production?

February 28, 2014