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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

Divestment is a moral and political strategy to expose the reckless business model of the fossil fuel industry that puts our world at risk.

October 15, 2013

In the case of students with the passion to fight climate change, it’s time to face the truth and overcome it: we are the enemy.

October 8, 2013

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013

Following the release of the IPCC’s landmark global warming report, progressives should challenge the cruelty behind climate deniers” politics, not the weakness of their science. 

September 27, 2013

The rules won’t affect current greenhouse gas emissions, but they set a framework for regulating carbon under the Clean Air Act.

September 20, 2013

Harvard tells students and alumni that it will only consider divestment in "extraordinarily rare circumstances." Well, let's see...

September 16, 2013

An inquiry into conflict-of-interest allegations will likely push the State Department’s decision on the pipeline to 2014. 

August 27, 2013

Environmentalists ought to embrace, not fear, the usefulness of nuclear power.

August 21, 2013

Chris Hayes responds with optimism to Wen Stephenson’s review of his documentary, The Politics of Power.

August 19, 2013

A reaction to Chris Hayes's MSNBC documentary on climate change, The Politics of Power.

August 19, 2013