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Smokestack

The climate of change and the dangers of stasis.

XL Dissent

The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.

Petromachismo

Rising oil and gas production close to home is enabling a more aggressive stance toward rivals abroad.

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.

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. 

Blogs

Activists from more than fifty universities issue an open invitation to a March 2 Keystone XL protest in DC.

February 12, 2014

West Virginians still have many questions left unanswered.

February 11, 2014

The Keystone XL fight has become an iconic issue for environmentally-minded young people across the country.

February 6, 2014

The new Farm Bill cuts programs to needy families while handing over big giveaways to Koch Industries. 

February 5, 2014

The Canadian government quietly funded a major report boosting the Keystone XL.

February 4, 2014

Eriel Deranger of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta, and Maya Lemon from Nacogdoches, Texas, speak out on struggles of frontline communities fighting tar sands.

February 4, 2014

Protesters have planned hundreds of actions in response to the State Department's report that the Keystone XL pipeline would have a negligable impact on climate change.

February 3, 2014

A State Department assessment concludes that oil from Alberta’s tar sands will be extracted, shipped and burnt regardless of whether the pipeline is built.

January 31, 2014

The university’s approach to conservation is better than California Governor Brown’s, and students should be proud that their system’s leadership has adopted these practical goals.

January 31, 2014

The president is getting a lot right. But he cannot afford to muddle his message tonight.

January 28, 2014