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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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Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

January 19, 2012

What is the connection between US Pentagon expenditures and the market price of oil?

January 9, 2012

 Republicans have forced President Obama to make a decision on the pipeline project within 60 days--but they may be forcing his hand too far. 

December 17, 2011

Republicans have forced Obama to make a decision on the pipeline project within sixty days—but they may be forcing his hand too far. 

December 17, 2011

A contentious House hearing Wednesday featured direct calls for the resignation of NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko. 

December 14, 2011

Anyone despairing over the immense power of the corporate sector to dominate world affairs should watch this video documenting the power that grassroots protest can still muster in the face of mass injustice.

December 14, 2011

Bureaucratic battles reveal the nuclear industry has many friends at the agency which regulates it.  

December 12, 2011

$209 million isn't enough. Revoke Massey's corporate charter.

December 8, 2011

Seriously confronting the warming of our planet would essentially spell the end for free market capitalism.

December 8, 2011

Despite a cagey effort from House Republicans, it looks like the Keystone XL project will remain stalled.

December 8, 2011