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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 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

An EPA administrator has swiftly resigned after getting flak for doing his job. 

April 30, 2012

Environmentalists fear a Romney presidency. 

April 26, 2012

Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl disaster, the US media have yet to print the pictures of Chernobyl now.

April 26, 2012

Could this be the last time Big Oil has to pay for its mistakes? 

April 23, 2012

 This week, a special investigation into BP's toxic legacy. Plus, I'm at the first ever New York City Green Festival, followed by the LA Times Book Festival. And, environmental correspondent Mark Hertsgaard on how to save Earth Day.

 

April 21, 2012