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Egg farm

Are our relations with the animal world going the way of the great auk?

Photo of Louis Agassiz and Benjamin Peirce

Frustrated, stubborn, committed to bad science, was Louis Agassiz anything other than a laughingstock?

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Yes, he said the word “climate”—but he hasn’t committed to any of the big steps needed to avert catastrophe.

On a Farther Shore captures the conservationist’s deep sense of geologic time and the forces of evolution.

"We're not going to outspend the fossil fuel industry," the 350.org founder explains. "We have to find other currencies to work in, and those are the currencies of movements."

If the earth's temperature rises by another 2 degrees celsius, our planet faces mass extinctions.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Awaiting a Keystone decision, environmentalists make a historic vow to engage in mass civil disobedience. 

Energy in Depth, a PR group for oil interests, is leading a campaign to discredit Matt Damon’s new film.

Pollution in China

The latest trend toward fossil fuels is dangerous for the entire planet, since China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

There is something eerily disquieting about Antarctica, where humanity isn’t capable of enduring long.

Blogs

Trying to lurch focus away from Romney’s Bain debacle, the GOP is manufacturing a scandal from the ashes of the failed solar start-up. 

July 19, 2012

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.

July 12, 2012

Heat records are being broken and fires are raging, but society still hasn’t woken up.

July 9, 2012

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.

June 27, 2012

Unpacking the next round of global talks aimed at curbing climate change.

June 7, 2012

The Mormon Church is a corporation, says author and essayist Terry Tempest Williams, and there is reason to fear a Romney presidency....

May 27, 2012

A sobering new report details how extreme heat will take a serious toll on humans this century if climate change isn’t slowed. 

May 24, 2012

The project would create more diesel for international consumers and less gasoline for American ones. 

May 22, 2012

We’ll never get to renewable energy if we keep offering gobs of cash to oil, coal and gas companies to continue business as usual.

May 18, 2012

Progressive legislators are mounting the first push to completely eliminate subsidies to the oil, gas and coal industries. 

May 10, 2012