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America needs jobs, and working families are hurting. At the same time,
the war in Iraq has heightened awareness of our dependence on foreign
oil and the vulnerability of our energy system.

On the second day of the invasion of Iraq, US commandos seized two Iraqi
offshore oil terminals in the Persian Gulf, capturing their defenders
without a fight.

As the Earth's population surges toward the 7 billion mark, the
following twist on an old maxim perhaps best applies: A single birth is
a joyous occasion. A billion births is a tragedy.

3/13/01
Abandons pledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

3/28/01
Rejects Kyoto Protocol.

When plants in Nebraska carrying swine diarrhea drugs mingled with food for humans, all hell broke loose.

Dolores Huerta flouts the smug conventional wisdom that the 1960s are
behind us. She won't settle down and become an anachronism.

A new source of energy offers a way to wrench power from ever-fewer
hands.

How genetically engineered American corn has altered the global
landscape.

Nothing is more galling to scientists than outsiders questioning their
research priorities.

Blogs

Dem’s Keystone crap-shoot won’t save Landrieu, but it will help Republicans realize their pipeline pipedream.

November 13, 2014

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

Republicans just want you to think so.

November 7, 2014

We are not forsaking our vote, but we see that we must address the fossil fuel industry in order to restore the value and power of our vote.

November 4, 2014

Los Angeles is trying to make good jobs vital to producing good food.

November 3, 2014

In the fight against labor exploitation, a new tool allows workers to be their own watchdogs.

October 27, 2014

A Republican Senate could threaten the EPA and reverse some environmental policy gains.

October 27, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014

The bright spot for environmentalists in the midterms is, improbably, in deep-red South Dakota.

October 23, 2014