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Martin Heinrich

One of the youngest and poorest senators, Martin Heinrich rose to the top as a supporter of labor and environmental issues.

Climate change and its political repercussions.

Effects of global warming in Spain

James Hansen bravely told the truth even when the Bush administration tried to silence and penalize him.

Brain scan

Applying neuroscience to the study of literature is fashionable. But is it the best way to read a novel?

Iraq soldier

Our twenty-first-century, American-dictated, unipolar moment is a planetary time bomb.

Repression after 9/11 is nothing compared to what's come before, and our tools to fight it are greater.

Drought

Some of big green's most powerful players still invest in energy companies.

fracking

Farming communities are being turned into huge, open-air laboratories by energy companies—with ordinary people serving as guinea pigs.

Smokestack

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

Blogs

Deep water oil spills, shallow water spills, bursting pipelines: there's got to be a safer way to fulfill our energy needs.

July 30, 2010

A watered-down version of an energy bill is being published today—but Obama can effect clean changes simply by changing the types of products that the federal government buys.

July 27, 2010

350.org is giving out microgrants to local climate action projects all over the world.

July 19, 2010

Eric Alterman on pushing for a progressive Presidency.  Plus: Colin Robinson takes on Amazon.

July 16, 2010

To supply the United States with power without destroying the earth in the process we need radical changes in the way we think about energy consumption and our energy infrastructure. 

July 14, 2010

On The Nation on Grit TV, Mark Hertsgaard argues that oil to Louisiana is like heroin to an addict. It's high time we started the weaning process.

July 14, 2010

Reflections on Lebron. Plus: See me in New York on Tuesday. 

 

July 10, 2010

A recap of the week in politics and media, with Palin, Weigel and beetles.

July 9, 2010

If the United States government is the largest energy consumer in the world, asks Nation contributing editor Christian Parenti, why doesn't it use its massive buying power to support real green, clean energy technologies—instead of subsidizing the catastrophic failures of oil giants like BP?

July 6, 2010

Some pointers for the president's meeting with King Abdullah.

June 28, 2010