Nation Topics - Environmental Activism

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Nation Topics - Environmental Activism


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Los Angeles

As residents complain of nosebleeds and headaches, the country’s biggest oil-producing city moves to ban hydraulic fracturing.

Natural Gas

It’s just as important to stop Cove Point.


The climate of change and the dangers of stasis.

XL Dissent

The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.


The millions of miles of distribution and service pipelines crisscrossing the nation mean that countless Americans—even those living far from gas fields—find themselves on the frontlines of fracking. 

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

Climate rally

Take a look and you will see that the assorted environmental protests that have long bedeviled politicians are gaining in strength and support.

Dayton Hyde

In a new documentary, Running Wild, an 88-year-old rancher leads the charge against a proposed uranium mine, while the fate of wild horses hangs in the balance.


This Sunday's climate change actions will see the greatest number of recorded protests in a single day in world history.

October 6, 2010

Unity College students and Bill McKibben launch road trip to reinstall Jimmy Carter solar panel back on the White House roof.

September 9, 2010

An idea from the past could help secure the future.

September 7, 2010

BP, Transocean and Halliburton elude blame one after the other when asked about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

May 12, 2010

An edgy ad could have broken through right-wing psychological barriers on climate change and alternative energy. Fox turned it down.

May 11, 2010

The current senator from Wisconsin renews his predecessor's environmental message.

April 21, 2010

Forty years after the first Earth Day, Mark Hertsgaard talks about the environmental movement, the EPA and cap and trade legislation.

April 21, 2010

The Alliance of Small Island Nations roils summit with call for huge emissions reductions as activists prepare for global day of action tomorrow

December 11, 2009

Beginning today, protests in the streets of Copenhagen will add another dynamic to the COP15 drama.

December 11, 2009

In eleven summits scattered throughout the country, young people will gather to show their support for a "clean, bold, and just energy bill."

October 6, 2009