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On the morning of September 11, 2001, after the second plane hit the World Trade Center and it was clear that the nation was under attack, US authorities issued an emergency alert, grounding air

In the midst of a wicked winter, I like to curl up with some sultry nature writing. My father instilled in me a fascination with the natural world.

Eric Alterman and Mark Green would like to thank Jenny Stepp for her research on this article.

This article is adapted from Carl Pope and Paul Rauber's forthcoming Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress (Sierra Club Books) .

George W. Bush may not know it, but one influential part of his government is finally taking global climate change seriously.

"The environment is probably the single issue on which Republicans in general--and President Bush in particular--are most vulnerable." So asserted Frank Luntz, a leading Republican pollster, last

A while back, in a column calling for more arts funding, I observed that a lot more people are interested in classical music, ballet, theater and museums than are interested in space exploration,

When Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and the agribusiness insiders-turned-"regulators" who run George W.

Until there is a legitimate government in Iraq, it's unclear whether any new oil deals will stand.

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In a lobster boat, two climate activists put themselves in the path of a Massachusetts coal tanker, demanding the immediate closure of the largest coal plant in the Northeast.

May 15, 2013

Although the New Jersey governor tackled Hurricane Sandy recovery head on, he has refused to similarly address the climate change that will make these storms more common. 

May 14, 2013

At semester’s end, many student leaders involved with campus divestment campaigns will graduate. But the struggle grows stronger.

May 9, 2013

In a sane society, his call would be required viewing coast to coast and urgent action would immediately follow.

May 7, 2013

The same chemical that exploded in West, Texas, is used by coal companies to blow up mountains.

May 7, 2013

Activists are opposing the construction of a pipeline beneath New York City that will carry the controversial highly pressurized gas.

May 6, 2013

Why won't the EPA regulate ammonium nitrate? Barbara Boxer wants to know.

April 30, 2013

Student activists are demanding that President Maeda endorse divestment from the coal, gas, and oil industries and commit to presenting the case for divestment to the Board of Trustees at the board’s May 17 meeting.

April 29, 2013

On April 18, people converged in Nebraska to speak out about the Keystone XL Pipeline at the State Department's only public comment session.

April 24, 2013

On this Earth Day, it’s worth reflecting on new disclosures that show the anti–global warming campaign was infiltrated by the opposition.

April 22, 2013