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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.

As neurotechnology expands our abilities to rejuvenate aging brains, rebound from trauma and enhance moods or sexual prowess, we need a consistent set of neuroethics about how that technology should be used.

Blogs

A Republican measure would have allowed TransCanada to begin construction on the pipeline immediately. 

March 8, 2012

Who benefits from the multi-billion-dollar settlement between BP and victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

March 5, 2012

Last Friday, protesters gathered in Paris, Texas, to support Lamar County farm manager Julia Trigg Crawford’s eminent domain court fight with TransCanada, which is proposing to run the Keystone XL pipeline through her 600-acre family farm along the Red River.

February 23, 2012

Republicans are sure to use Keystone XL as a major campaign issue—but they have the facts wrong.

February 21, 2012

The goal is to blitz the Senate with at least 500,000 messages in the next twenty-four hours imploring the reps to stop the pipeline, which would be the most concentrated burst of environmental advocacy this millennium.

February 13, 2012

Mainstream outlets are focusing on the topline of the Inspector General's report—but many problems were uncovered.

February 10, 2012

Help “the Mandela of the Indian Ocean” regain his office.

February 9, 2012

One of the terrible ironies of the climate change crisis is that the nations that have contributed the least to the problem are the ones now working hardest to prevent consequent disasters.

February 6, 2012

The grassroots environmental group Peaceful Uprising recently discovered that it was one of 200 nonprofit projects that have been financially wiped out in an astonishing act of apparent fraud.

January 26, 2012

Although the media do not know how to cover protest movements well, they do know how to cover elections. This will serve the Wisconsin recall effort well. 

January 19, 2012