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Nuclear power plant

The truth about nuclear energy.

New Orleans

Innovative land management could replenish wetlands and limit flood damage.

Cancun

With overfishing, acidification and garbage-ification, the seven seas aren’t what they once were.

BP

Destroying the planet—with malice aforethought, with only the most immediate profits on the brain, with only your own comfort and wellbeing in mind—is the world's largest criminal enterprise.

Photo of Napoleon Chagnon

One anthropologist’s place in his field’s ongoing battle over questions of power, means and ends.

Martin Heinrich

One of the youngest and poorest senators, Martin Heinrich rose to the top as a supporter of labor and environmental issues.

Climate change and its political repercussions.

Effects of global warming in Spain

James Hansen bravely told the truth even when the Bush administration tried to silence and penalize him.

Brain scan

Applying neuroscience to the study of literature is fashionable. But is it the best way to read a novel?

Blogs

A student architect of the movement to divest from fossil fuel companies assesses the growing campaign's strengths and weaknesses.

July 30, 2013

The current drought in the Southwest bears echoes of the 1930s, when Nation writers and illustrators evoked what it was like to have “nice hot dust in your nose, eyes, and throat.”

July 27, 2013

What it means, as symbol and reality, then and now.

July 26, 2013

What does a concept like “climate justice” mean in communities already suffering the toxic impact of fossil fuels? An interview with Houston native and environmental-justice activist Bryan Parras of TEJAS.

July 25, 2013

By giving science deniers a public forum, media outlets implicitly condone their claims as legitimate.

July 22, 2013

Just give free-market ideology a few seconds of your time and you, too, can join the 1 percent!

July 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

In the Powder River Basin, coal companies are pushing to unlock more carbon pollution each year than the Keystone KL pipeline. 

July 11, 2013

Train derailment highlights a significant lack of oversight over the shipment of oil via rail, but that’s only one of the hazards of the North American oil boom. 

July 9, 2013

In a speech that Al Gore described as ‘the best on climate by any president ever,’ President Obama forcefully called for action to address man-made global warming.

June 27, 2013