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In the world's increasingly crowded cities, personal space is shrinking--and so are options for personal happiness.

We can't survive without oceans, but you wouldn't know that from the way we treat them.

Venezuela's controversial program to provide heating oil to impoverished
American communities exposes the inability of the richest nation on
earth to meet the needs of its poor.

Venezuela's controversial program to provide heating oil to impoverished American communities exposes the inability of the richest nation on earth to meet the needs of its poor.

A plant gene that could protect organic crops from contamination from genetically engineered seeds is out of reach to most organic farmers, thanks to an agribusiness patent.

America's environmentalists won big in the midterm elections. But can
they make real progress on climate change by 2008 and beyond?

Poverty, race and obesity have a lot in common. In Alabama an underfunded federal program addresses the problem by providing fresh produce to low-income residents and seniors.

A G-8 plan to ramp up nuclear energy is defended as a necessary
response to global warming. But the nuclear waste it generates will hurt
people and the planet.

OK, market forces control oil prices. But market forces--with a lot of push from Republicans--are driving down the price of gas. And you can be sure they'll rise again after the election.

Will Democrats lose 50,000 votes every time the price of gasoline drops?
If so, don't blame the GOP (they don't have that much power). Blame instead
the greed of US consumers.

Blogs

Two Republican bills in Congress have the potential to restart the pipeline project. 

December 2, 2011

The lowest country on the planet needs action at the UN world conference on climate change in Durban. But “Occupy COP17” is expecting much from governments.

December 1, 2011

President Obama’s delay of two major clean air rules has enraged environmentalists

November 17, 2011

In Louisiana, wetlands erosion and an overall lack of infrastructure have created a situation in which the state is incredibly vulnerable to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina six years ago and the BP oil spill.

November 15, 2011

The environmental movement scored a major victory today—but the fight over Keystone XL is far from over.  

November 10, 2011

Thirty-five young leaders descended upon the nation’s capitol last week to deliver a series of grassroots enviromental demandsto EPA Chief Lisa Jackson.

October 31, 2011

The celebrated actor explains why he’s coming to Washington, DC, on November 6 to join a symbolically powerful encircling of the White House.

October 31, 2011

Perry's first television commercial is all about his favorite topic: unleashing the energy industry. 

October 26, 2011

Saying that Republicans want to repeal the twentieth century is too kind.

October 25, 2011

Last week, actor Mark Ruffalo grabbed the people’s mic at Zuccotti Park to connect the dots between fracking, the occupation of Wall Street, and climate change.

October 24, 2011