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At first glance New Orleans looks like a cross between a
giant conceptual art installation or the set of a cold war disaster
movie.

FEMA enjoyed bipartisan praise during the 1990s under
President Clinton. By the time Hurricane Katrina roared into the Gulf,
the Bush Administration had dismantled it.

Beyond the human suffering, Katrina's sucker punch will
be felt in America's increasing dependence on foreign petroleum.

Though the G-8 leaders should subsidize zero-carbon
energy sources, they should resist Bush's advocacy of nuclear energy.

The people of Africa, not Western corporations, should benefit from Africa's resources.

There is no specific genetic marker that distinguishes one race from another.

Wal-Mart's CEO showcases his company's hypocrisy.

Why is The New York Times Magazine floating an unsubstantiated theory of genetic determinism?

Albert Einstein's banner year.

Blogs

In the wake of a high-profile student protest and amid a growing university movement to combat climate change, Middlebury College announced that it would initiate steps to address the feasibility of divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

December 20, 2012

Two interviews have new resonance since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

December 20, 2012

ALEC is playing lobbyist match-maker with state regulators to push an anti-environmental agenda.

December 19, 2012

Ranchers and farmers working the land near fracking sites are seeing their livestock suffer, and their own health deteriorate.

December 18, 2012

The campus divestment movement has made its way to NYU, where students and faculty are pressuring the administration to cut its ties with the fossil fuel industry.

December 12, 2012

From public housing to living wages, how can New York rebuild as a more equal, just city? 

December 7, 2012

A World Bank report says a 4 degree centigrade warmer world would be environmentally catastrophic, so why won’t the Bank divest from fossil fuels?

December 6, 2012

Author Christian Parenti, in conversation with NYU student Rebecca Nathanson, explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns—now gaining popularity on college campuses thanks to Bill McKibben—may be a costly distraction.

December 5, 2012

UNH students delivered a petition signed by 1,000 of their peers to the office of President Mark Huddleston calling for the divestment of the institution’s endowment from fossil fuel corporations.

December 3, 2012

The early evidence from heavily fracked regions suggests that drilling and fracking operations represent a severe threat to the nation’s food security.

November 29, 2012