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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.

Escalante River

Saving the land one footfall at a time.

economic justice

A visionary approach to financial accounting could inject the values of fairness and sustainability into standard business practice.

Nuclear transportation

A conversation about a new documentary, its provocative claims—and the facts it leaves out.

Blogs

Occupy Wall Street and 350.org have teamed up with Recovers.org, a disaster relief platform, to help coordinate response to Hurricane Sandy.

October 31, 2012

Like the hurricane itself, slash-and-burn government hurts the most vulnerable the most, but it threatens all of us eventually.

October 31, 2012

From climate change to emergency response, Sandy should have made Republicans rethink their positions. But it didn’t. 

October 30, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: From foreign policy to climate change, our dependency on oil should be fueling the election conversation. 

October 28, 2012

Climate change has been discussed during the debates in every presidential election since 1984. Until now.

October 26, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: America is growing weak and gaining a poor reputation because it is unable to provide power for its technology.

October 23, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: What is really at stake this November is nothing less than the existence of an American republic.

October 23, 2012

The debates show both candidates are more concerned with appeasing the coal industry than saving our planet.

October 22, 2012

Sign the pledge to make every effort to halt hydraulic fracturing.

September 13, 2012

Larry Gibson, a leader of the fight against mountaintop removal, died Sunday. One of his last appearances is in Chris Hedges’s and Joe Sacco’s new book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

September 12, 2012