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Environmental Activists

Thoreau was right: “in Wildness is the preservation of the World.”

river bed

We've already lost a lot to climate change, and we'll lose more unless we take collective action.

Pollution

What if, instead of accepting a future of climate catastrophe and private profits, we decide to change everything?

Climate change rally

Organizers want to transform the image of the climate movement from one dominated by white liberals to one populated by the entire spectrum of race and class in America.

At the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, there’s a world to march for.

A special discussion on how to tackle the most profound threat humanity has ever faced.

Recent militant action in Canada is leading a global movement to protect frontier resources.

Oil rig

Just five years ago, experts were predicting an imminent peak and decline in global oil production. Instead, we’re in the middle of a historic boom. What happened?

Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths.

Blogs

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

How the “Twin Ocean Railroad” pits people against profit.

June 19, 2015

As governor of Florida, Bush said publicly that climate change was not a “top priority.” He also quietly ordered a review of policy options for responding to it.

June 18, 2015

Is Republican Representative Ken Ivory trying to save rural counties, or defraud them?

June 16, 2015

The world’s largest oil and gas companies are finally admitting climate change is real—and that they’re to blame.

June 16, 2015

How everyone benefits from the merger of worker protection and sustainability in one of the city’s least-regulated industries.

June 12, 2015

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015