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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.

Three new books reappraise the massive earthquake of 1906, which was felt across an area of 400,000 miles and leveled much of San Francisco.

Blogs

To confront climate change we need to completely restructure our economic system.

March 9, 2011

Climate change is happening and it's dangerous, so at this point, science deniers should have no say in the discussion.

February 28, 2011

 It’s time to unmask those who are holding our nation's climate policy hostage.

February 11, 2011

Eric reflects on Martin Scorsese and Reed dissects the Groundhog Day mentality of Fox News's climate change "science," plus reader mail.

February 3, 2011

Choosing to ignore climate change is the highest-stake gamble we are currently in.

January 18, 2011

 Hope in 2011. Plus: The Nation Institute welcomes a new fellow.

January 7, 2011

Reed on Republican climate scientists, and readers respond to Bush v. Gore and Obama's tax compromise.

December 16, 2010

Many young people are confronting climate change with a seriousness of purpose that can help restore faith in the ability of humans to think beyond our own, short-term, self-interest.

December 8, 2010

This past Sunday,  millions of people took part in 7347 related events in 188 countries to demonstrate their determination to work toward a low carbon future.

October 14, 2010