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It's no surprise to learn that oil companies are underpaying royalties for drilling on public land, or projecting profits in the billions. The battle for energy regulation was lost a long time ago.

Bobwhite quail have little to cheer about these days, their numbers
depleted and habitats ravaged by hunters like the Vice President and
his pals.

Among the superrich, there's a growing desire to freeze themselves and
their bank accounts in hopes of rising again. Talk about Groundhog Day.

NASA climatologist James E. Hansen won't let political pressure from the
Bush Administration blunt the urgency of his research on global
warming: It's not too late to mitigate the damage.

Recent mining disasters demonstrate that the Bush Administration should be called to account for replacing federal mine regulators, who were identifying hazards and meeting requirements, with industry-friendly stand-ins.

Give small farmers and ranchers help to compete with global
agricultural giants; enact farmer-friendly solutions to existing
destructive trade policies.

Rein in political and business interests that degrade the
environment; pass the Apollo Energy Act to provide incentives for clean
technology.

The Green Party fell from power in recent German elections, but Greens continue to be the party to watch, a progressive influence on the world's third-largest economy.

Natural gas is rapidly emerging as the next big prize for consumer
countries like the US and China. In the twenty-first century, alliances
and hostilities between economic powerhouses and volatile nations will
be carved by the pipes that will someday carry this environmentally
safer resource.

To take back the nation in the post-Bush era, start thinking now about some bold but plausible progressive reforms, from universal health insurance to free daycare and a shorter work week.

Blogs

An EPA administrator has swiftly resigned after getting flak for doing his job. 

April 30, 2012

Environmentalists fear a Romney presidency. 

April 26, 2012

Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl disaster, the US media have yet to print the pictures of Chernobyl now.

April 26, 2012

Could this be the last time Big Oil has to pay for its mistakes? 

April 23, 2012

 This week, a special investigation into BP's toxic legacy. Plus, I'm at the first ever New York City Green Festival, followed by the LA Times Book Festival. And, environmental correspondent Mark Hertsgaard on how to save Earth Day.

 

April 21, 2012

It's outrageous that, nearly two years after the spill, not a single bill has been signed into law to protect or restore the ecosystem and communities of the Gulf.

April 18, 2012

The Green Festival is a two-day party with a very serious objective: expanding popular support for policies aimed at ecological sustainability and social justice.

April 17, 2012

Mitt says his opponents “don't understand the economy.” Neither does he. 

March 20, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

There's no way to move to renewable energy sources like wind and solar without ending the subsidies to an industry that's already earning record-breaking profits.

March 16, 2012