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Solar panels

As the IPCC sounds another alarm about climate change, solar energy supporters believe they have a solution.

Float On, sensory deprivation, floaters, Restricted Environmental Stimulation

Is sensory deprivation an escape from or toward the fatigue and distractions of the digital life?

Rafael Correa

President Rafael Correa tried to save the world’s most biodiverse forest, the Yasuni National Park—but rich nations ignored his offer.

A technician scanning for radiation in Fukushima Prefecture

Don’t expect coverage of Japan's nuclear power disaster on the evening news: unlike other environmental catastrophes, Fukushima’s ongoing crisis offers little to film.

climate change rally

What to make of change on an overheating planet.

Obama

Don’t for a second imagine we’re heading for an era of renewable energy.

Dustbowl

A severe drought in the Southwest is devastating crops and farm communities—and sending a warning about climate change.

Activism image

Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

Blogs

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

The Keystone tar sands pipeline will create just a handful of jobs, won’t improve US energy security, and just isn’t worth the potential cost to our health and our climate. Make your voice heard today.

April 3, 2013

The government is flying blind when to comes to transporting, and cleaning up, heavy tar sands oil. 

April 2, 2013

Our friendly frackers have forgotten about the right of citizens to petition for a redress of grievances.

April 1, 2013

The first Republican attack on Obama’s nominee to the EPA reveals the party’s fundamental beef with the agency as a whole.

March 19, 2013

If UVM commits to divestment, it will be the only public university and the largest university to do so.

March 13, 2013

One of the hippest and most amusing videos you’ll watch this year might also be the most important.

March 11, 2013

Even the Times public editor agrees that the move hurts its environmental coverage.

March 6, 2013

Gina McCarthy appears to have a long-term vision for combating climate change, and the experience to implement it. 

March 5, 2013

Polluters in the Northern Hemisphere have long exploited the resources of countries in the South, which will now feel the effects of environmental catastrophe more accutely.

March 4, 2013