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Smog

What happens in our wars, politics and culture, who is celebrated and who ignored—none of it will matter if climate change devastates the planet.

Fracking

The millions of miles of distribution and service pipelines crisscrossing the nation mean that countless Americans—even those living far from gas fields—find themselves on the frontlines of fracking. 

Drought

Why university presidents Drew Gilpin Faust and Christina Paxson were wrong to reject calls to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Coal plant

The recent chemical spill is the latest chapter in a very old story: total capitulation to industry by state officials. 

Sochi rubble

Illegal waste dumps, displacement of residents, harsh retribution against local activists: Sochi has it all.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

As American energy production booms, thousands face pipelines in their backyards.

Gift

How we shop this month can help develop more sustainable economies year-round. 

Blogs

Mountain top removal is wreaking havoc on Appalachia. There's a bill on the Hill to stop it.

April 22, 2013

While questions linger about how a fertilizer plant in Texas blew up, documents suggest the facility faced little regulatory oversight.

April 18, 2013

NYU’s Divest campaign met with senior university administrators, providing a faint glimpse of hope for a movement that’s been spreading quickly at other universities across the nation.

April 18, 2013

"It is intellectually inconsistent for Harvard to invest in fossil fuel companies while our faculty publicize the consequences of inaction on climate change and continued fossil fuel use."

April 15, 2013

Join Bill McKibben in signing The Nation's open letter urging Secretary Kerry to consider his legacy and to find the courage to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

April 12, 2013

The Divest Harvard campaign achieved a small but not insignificant victory this morning.

April 12, 2013

The Do the Math Movie tells the story of the rising movement trying to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and fight the fossil fuel industry.

April 10, 2013

The committee has recommended divestment only three times in its entire history.

April 10, 2013

Right now, Barnard Columbia Divest and 255 other college divestment campaigns across the country are building student power through work on one goal: destruction of the fossil fuel industry.

April 9, 2013

Never before has an issue involved every single human being on this planet, and never before has the window for action been so short.

April 4, 2013