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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.

Black farmers and the agrarian culture they embody are rapidly disappearing.

At Pittsburgh's Jefferson Elementary School, which overlooks the dark
gray plumes from two electric power plants, there are so many children
with asthma the school nurse alphabetizes the inhalers

Conservatives' persistent complaints about the United Nations' alleged lack of transparency are belied by the Interim Report of Paul Volcker's Independent Inquiry Committee into the Oil for Food

Once again, World Bank water policy is challenged by the poorest.

America's environmental movement has failed and should die as soon as possible so something better can take its place.

Blogs

Christian Parenti joins the BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change.

July 22, 2011

In countries like Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Somalia, droughts and floods linked to climate change have already exacerbated existing civil conflicts and provoked ethnic rioting.

July 1, 2011

The impact of climate change on developing countries has so far been devestating, and stands to get only worse.

June 30, 2011

Climate change is not just "bad weather." In fact, it fuels ethnic strife, religious violence and resource wars.

June 30, 2011

A five-day march on Blair Mountain seeks to harness the rich labor history of Appalachia to expand a growing movement to end the destruction of Appalachia through mountaintop removal coal mining. 

June 8, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry says that people in New Orleans need to acknowledge this great sacrifice and work to provide these communities with the health care, housing and education they will need to recover from the flooding.

May 17, 2011

President Obama is once again calling for increased offshore oil drilling—despite the fact that key safety issues have yet to be addressed.

May 17, 2011

Now to the opposite of cuts. Over a year after the biggest oil spill in US history and even as criminal investigations continue, BP is still receiving millions of dollars in government contracts.

May 3, 2011

Obama has asked for an end to massive tax subsidies to oil and gas companies, and even Republican House Speaker John Boehner thought it was a good idea—for a second, that is.

April 28, 2011

Gas prices have been edging up since February, reaching $4 a gallon this Easter, and Republicans are gearing up to make a stink about it.

April 26, 2011