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Smokestack

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

chemical fire

How Americans unwittingly entered—and become exposed to biohazards in—the greatest uncontrolled experiment ever launched.

Cancun

In the coming decades, two converging nightmares are likely to produce a tidal wave of unrest, rebellion, competition and conflict.

Hurricane Sandy

For every San Francisco earthquake and Superstorm Sandy, some die—and others profit.

John Kerry

Four decades ago, he spoke out bravely against the Vietnam War. Will he show the same courage today, in helping to end the fossil-fuel era?
 

Engraving depicting Athanasius Kircher

How did a man who got so many things wrong become an intellectual celebrity in his own lifetime?

The growing threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe make it hard to bet on the survival of our species.

A DNA analyst processes evidence

Collecting DNA upon arrest can identify the guilty and exonerate the innocent. But it also amounts to an expanding racial dragnet.

Smoke rises from a fire at the ConocoPhillips Wilmington Refinery, California

Allowing polluters to trade carbon could keep poor Californians breathing unhealthy air.

Blogs

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

While the tech world fawns over the new iPhone 6, labor abuses abound at an Apple factory in China.

September 10, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

"Outside, the ground separates, / breaking open like sores..."

September 3, 2014

The Cheney family takes a break from their busy lives (of being generally horrible) to answer some questions.

September 2, 2014

Documents reveal Charles Koch founded the group that’s protecting oil industry handouts.

August 29, 2014

Vitter’s report claims that environmental and public health foundations are responsible for spreading “bogus propaganda.”

August 6, 2014

Coal baron Don Blankenship spotted at libertarian Freedom Fest.

July 28, 2014

In high school, I learned that one person and one group of passionate committed individuals can build a powerful movement.

July 22, 2014

Pundits and politicians agree: Edward Snowden did something naughty. But what do the people think?

July 15, 2014