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"Vote Blue, Go Green" is the new slogan of Britain's Conservative
Party, a measure of just how great a concern climate change is becoming
to politicians of all stripes.

As the planet warms and global catastrophe beckons, what changes are we willing to make to adjust to a brave new world? Tim Flannery and Elizabeth Kolbert seek answers in two provocative new books.

Israel's "convergence" plan will maintain control over most of
Palestine's water supply--dimming hopes for peace and a viable
Palestinian state.

A nearly forgotten criminal conspiracy by GM, Firestone and Chevron shut down the nation's municipal railways, replacing them with gas-guzzling bus lines, paving the way for global warming and for our energy crisis.

Al Gore is trying to save the world by stirring a nation in denial over global warming to meaningful action. The pity is that this is a job for a former politician, not a current one.

The Bush Administration's warm embrace of the Equatorial Guinea's despotic President Teodoro Mbasogo demonstrates how low it will go in pursuit of oil.

If you can lie about science and get away with it, you can lie about anything. That's why we must say no to ideological zealots who are waging war against science and against democracy itself.

There is no piecemeal solution to the gas price crisis. It's a systemic sickness that goes to the root of the American way of life: big cars, big oil, big business and sprawl.

With hurricane season approaching and another Bush crony at the helm of
FEMA, a few restive lawmakers are seeking real reform for the storm-tossed agency. Whether they
will succeed is another story.

As oil profits soar, Americans are getting hosed at the gas pump, and Congress can't decide whether to raise taxes, lower them or throw money at the voters.

Blogs

The EPA kept its regulatory powers, but funding for climate science, wetlands protection, clean drinking water, nuclear waste disposal and more all got slashed.

April 26, 2011

This Week, The Nation celebrates Earth Day. Also this week, Mark Ames and Mike Elk take down Koch Industries with a look at how the company is operating in a post-Citizens United era. We also welcome a new DC reporter.

April 22, 2011

It's been one year since the worst environmental disaster in US history. What happened to all the tough talk about regulation?

April 19, 2011

Environmental groups and US Uncut rally in Washington to demand that President Obama stand up to Big Polluters like BP and start making them pay their fair share. 

April 19, 2011

As the US government continues to ignore the science on climate change, we are heading down the path towards an uninhabitable world.

April 18, 2011

At this breakthrough moment in the history of the climate movement—when we recognize that the struggles for economic justice, real democracy and a livable climate are all interconnected—I’m joining the board of 350.org.

April 7, 2011

Eleven workers dead, untold volumes of sea life poisoned and more than 200 million gallons of oil spilled into the sea.  If that’s what a historically good safety record looks like at TransOcean, IÆd hate to see a bad year.

April 4, 2011

Spring break tips for those who want to relieve their stress without stressing out the planet.

March 31, 2011

In Japan, fears about nuclear fallout have only been getting worse as disaster cleanup crews struggle with radioactive water leaking out of the Fukushima plant.

March 30, 2011

Facebook burns more fossil fuel each day than numerous nations.

March 29, 2011