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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

The president committed to leading an international effort against climate change—but he remains undecided about the Keystone XL pipeline.

June 26, 2013

Twenty-two protesters were arrested in front of the State Department office in Chicago.

June 18, 2013

Three days of struggle to defend the ecology of the Venetian lagoon and the life of the city.

June 10, 2013

Green Mountain is the fifth college in the nation and the second in Vermont to commit to fossil fuel divestment.

May 16, 2013

It’s time we update our definition of “home” so that co-ops aren’t just “small businesses.”

May 15, 2013

In a lobster boat, two climate activists put themselves in the path of a Massachusetts coal tanker, demanding the immediate closure of the largest coal plant in the Northeast.

May 15, 2013

Although the New Jersey governor tackled Hurricane Sandy recovery head on, he has refused to similarly address the climate change that will make these storms more common. 

May 14, 2013

At semester’s end, many student leaders involved with campus divestment campaigns will graduate. But the struggle grows stronger.

May 9, 2013

In a sane society, his call would be required viewing coast to coast and urgent action would immediately follow.

May 7, 2013

The same chemical that exploded in West, Texas, is used by coal companies to blow up mountains.

May 7, 2013