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Thanks to the drug’s illegal status, marijuana farms are not regulated—with serious costs to water and wildlife.

Demonstrators march against the Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House. (A

The dream of an environmental president seems to be fading away.

Tune in for a conversation with four of our country's top experts on environmental science and policy for an historic panel discussion on the urgent and confounding questions raised by accelerating climate change, hosted by WNYC's Brian Lehrer.

The Black Thunder coal mine in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, 2012. (Jeremy Bucki

Decades of government subsidy have cost taxpayers, wrecked the environment and could burn even more carbon than the Keystone pipeline project.

Dayton Hyde

In a new documentary, Running Wild, an 88-year-old rancher leads the charge against a proposed uranium mine, while the fate of wild horses hangs in the balance.

amnesia, memory, psychology, neuroscience, Suzanne Corkin, Henry Gustav Molaison

What the modern science of memory owes to the amnesiac patient H.M.

Drilling rig

A new elite consensus is forming around the strategic advantages of expanded oil and gas production.

Tar Sands Protest

Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.

Storm Sandy

We might not want to acknowledge it, but climate change is real and it's happening now.

Blogs

This past Sunday,  millions of people took part in 7347 related events in 188 countries to demonstrate their determination to work toward a low carbon future.

October 14, 2010

This Sunday's climate change actions will see the greatest number of recorded protests in a single day in world history.

October 6, 2010

Intercollegiate rivalry isn't all about the academics anymore. It's also about eco-friendliness, says the Sierra Club.

August 25, 2010

Inspired by Australian activists, Gore calls for street demonstrations to force the politicians to act.

August 18, 2010

The flooding in Pakistan has displaced 2 million people, killed at least 1600 and affected 14 million. It should be affecting all of us.

August 12, 2010

 A group of high schoolers investigate buses and cars idling longer than legally permitted.

August 11, 2010

Congressman Raúl Grijalva's plan to clean up abandoned oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico would hold Big Oil accountable, protect the environment and employ gulf coast residents who have been hit hardest by the Deepwater spill.

August 9, 2010

 One Canadian university is sending students to help green small rural communities in Alberta.

August 4, 2010