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On the morning of September 11, 2001, after the second plane hit the World Trade Center and it was clear that the nation was under attack, US authorities issued an emergency alert, grounding air

In the midst of a wicked winter, I like to curl up with some sultry nature writing. My father instilled in me a fascination with the natural world.

Eric Alterman and Mark Green would like to thank Jenny Stepp for her research on this article.

This article is adapted from Carl Pope and Paul Rauber's forthcoming Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress (Sierra Club Books) .

George W. Bush may not know it, but one influential part of his government is finally taking global climate change seriously.

"The environment is probably the single issue on which Republicans in general--and President Bush in particular--are most vulnerable." So asserted Frank Luntz, a leading Republican pollster, last

A while back, in a column calling for more arts funding, I observed that a lot more people are interested in classical music, ballet, theater and museums than are interested in space exploration,

When Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman and the agribusiness insiders-turned-"regulators" who run George W.

Until there is a legitimate government in Iraq, it's unclear whether any new oil deals will stand.

Blogs

Eleven workers dead, untold volumes of sea life poisoned and more than 200 million gallons of oil spilled into the sea.  If that’s what a historically good safety record looks like at TransOcean, IÆd hate to see a bad year.

April 4, 2011

Spring break tips for those who want to relieve their stress without stressing out the planet.

March 31, 2011

In Japan, fears about nuclear fallout have only been getting worse as disaster cleanup crews struggle with radioactive water leaking out of the Fukushima plant.

March 30, 2011

Facebook burns more fossil fuel each day than numerous nations.

March 29, 2011

This week, we bring you coverage of Libya and discuss the dilemma of intervention. Plus, Jonathan Schell and Christian Parenti on the nuclear crisis in Japan. Could Fukushima’s disaster happen in the US? And we welcome guest bloggers Greg Grandin and Allison Kilkenny.

March 18, 2011

Joining Charlie Rose, Schell explains that nuclear power has no place in a world so vulnerable to widespread disaster.

March 18, 2011

According to Christian Parenti, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's "culture" of bowing to industry demands prevents it from keeping plants truly safe.

March 17, 2011

America's nuclear power plants are poorly managed and regulated, and it's time they were taken out of commission.

March 17, 2011

Implore your Senators to vote against any legislation that would block the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide.

March 16, 2011

Is Earth becoming Easter Island?

March 15, 2011