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Katha Pollitt on the end of the Clinton campaign, Corey Robin on a neo-conservative book scandal and Mark Hertsgaard on the latest climate change legislation effort.

Forget change you can believe in and start dealing with the changes coming at you as fast as the price of fuel makes its way skyward.

Senate Republicans in denial about global warming blocked a vote Friday on the Climate Security Act, setting the stage for how the next President will address the Earth's most pressing issue.

The debate over the Climate Security Act reveals a lot about how the next Congress--and the next President--will address the most urgent issue facing humanity.

Carl Pope and Van Jones discuss the issues and movements that have informed and inspired their lives and work.

State and federal authorities are relying on undercover agents to entrap dairy farmers.

How have the Saudis thanked George W. Bush for protecting their sorry oil well of a country? Just check the price of gas.

How "free trade" is destroying Third World agriculture--and who's fighting back.

Atmospheric CO2 has spiked to 385 parts per million. Roll that back to 350 and we may still live and thrive.

As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned, if you disagree with her gas tax plan, you're an elitist.

Blogs

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

How the “Twin Ocean Railroad” pits people against profit.

June 19, 2015

As governor of Florida, Bush said publicly that climate change was not a “top priority.” He also quietly ordered a review of policy options for responding to it.

June 18, 2015

Is Republican Representative Ken Ivory trying to save rural counties, or defraud them?

June 16, 2015

The world’s largest oil and gas companies are finally admitting climate change is real—and that they’re to blame.

June 16, 2015

How everyone benefits from the merger of worker protection and sustainability in one of the city’s least-regulated industries.

June 12, 2015

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015