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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

Don’t believe the line that Perry just prioritizes the economy over the environment. Perry serves entrenched business interests and anti-science ideology. 

September 15, 2011

The State Department has issued an environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline that contradicts many experts—and even the EPA. 

August 26, 2011

Christian Parenti and MSNBC's Martin Bashir discuss whether or not the US is prepared for future earthquakes.

August 25, 2011

Over 300 people have been arrested outside the White House in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline--but the administration is signaling the project is going to be approved. 

August 25, 2011

More than seventy activists, including Bill McKibben, were arrested outside the White House in a protest against the potentially devastating Keystone XL oil pipeline.

August 20, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry has raised massive campaign contributions from a network of wealthy executives with business before his state and anti-environmental interests. 

August 17, 2011

On September 24, concerned citizens around the world will come together in every nation on earth to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the global movement against fossil fuels.

August 11, 2011

Thomas Lennon, Ben Garant, Cathy Shim, Ed Asner & Mindy Sterling offer a modest, sensible solution for your environmental concerns.

August 10, 2011

Survivors of the first nuclear tragedies are now campaigning not only against nuclear weapons, but now also against the dangers of nuclear power.

August 9, 2011

The United Nations has called an emergency meeting to discuss the devastating famine in the horn of Africa.

July 22, 2011