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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.

In the gloom of post-election 2004 few people, if any, could have
anticipated the wild surprises of 2005. Focusing on three unforeseen
developments of the past year, a meditation on
how life has changed in unexpected ways.

If New Orleans is to reclaim its greatness, the scope of the solution must match the scope of the problem. The city could become the nation's classroom by re-engineering levees, responsibly building neighborhoods and schools and repairing the environment, but time is running out.

Industrial society is on a collision course with nature. The devastation of New Orleans is a metaphor for what can happen next to us all. Will America decide to reshape the future in positive terms, or sit back and wait for the inevitable destruction to occur?

Faced with the challenge of rebuilding, New Orleans seems stuck in the mud--not just mired in the muck caking the city but also trapped by centuries of policy mistakes, especially the fantasy that it can be separated from its surroundings.

Gas-guzzling SUVs take a lot of blame, but landfills make stealthy
stealthy contributions to climate change. While they should be
developing innovative waste disposal strategies, corporate-owned
landfills use techniques that generate heat-trapping methane that
accelerate global warming.

While political pressure is mounting for a pullout from Iraq, the
subject of total withdrawal remains unbroachable within the
political establishment. Control of the Iraq's oil reserves, from the
beginning, was the Bush Administration's real reason for this war.

Blogs

Eriel Deranger of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta, and Maya Lemon from Nacogdoches, Texas, speak out on struggles of frontline communities fighting tar sands.

February 4, 2014

Protesters have planned hundreds of actions in response to the State Department's report that the Keystone XL pipeline would have a negligable impact on climate change.

February 3, 2014

A State Department assessment concludes that oil from Alberta’s tar sands will be extracted, shipped and burnt regardless of whether the pipeline is built.

January 31, 2014

The university’s approach to conservation is better than California Governor Brown’s, and students should be proud that their system’s leadership has adopted these practical goals.

January 31, 2014

The president is getting a lot right. But he cannot afford to muddle his message tonight.

January 28, 2014

What would have happened if the West Virginia chemical spill was caused by terrorists. 

January 28, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the mistaken notion that our establishment media covers the environment in a serious way.

January 21, 2014

Meanwhile, officials have cleared two-thirds of affected residents' water as safe to drink.

January 16, 2014

Scores of West Virginians are reporting symptoms related to exposure to chemical-tainted water.

January 15, 2014

Are the mainstream media's class biases affecting their editorial decision-making?

January 14, 2014