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Americans care about the environment, but the Bush Administration clearly doesn't. Blame it on Republican ideology and the apocalyptic religious sensibilities of his political base.

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

Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes appears on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's blatant attempts to defend big oil and his shortcomings in regulating the Minerals Management Service.

May 19, 2010

BP, Transocean and Halliburton elude blame one after the other when asked about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

May 12, 2010

A Twitter guide to climate change news, resources and activism.

May 11, 2010

An edgy ad could have broken through right-wing psychological barriers on climate change and alternative energy. Fox turned it down.

May 11, 2010

Katrina vanden Heuvel debates what Obama's reaction to the oil spill and offshore drilling should be.

May 4, 2010

Confronted with evidence that he was wrong about the safety of offshore drilling—in the form of photos of the nightmarish Gulf of Mexico spill—California's governor withdraws support for offshore drilling. Will Obama do the same?

May 4, 2010

Even as a BP oil rig spills oil into the Gulf of Mexico, wind farms are opening up possibilities for alternative energy.

April 27, 2010

The current senator from Wisconsin renews his predecessor's environmental message.

April 21, 2010

Forty years after the first Earth Day, Mark Hertsgaard talks about the environmental movement, the EPA and cap and trade legislation.

April 21, 2010

The recipients of this year's Goldman Prize all led significant, local efforts to protect and sustain the natural environment, often at personal risk.

April 19, 2010