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Promising local initiatives are pointing the way forward for national policy.

Some of the best activism is happening in Britain—but in policy terms, payoff has been slight.

Some hardcore Obama campaign volunteers find rewarding jobs outside the administration.

Turnout for 350.org's International Climate Day of Action was high in New York City--and in some of the developing nations most vulnerable to effects of global warming.

Wise, compassionate forces from civil society must join green business to change our politics.

Not everyone considers access to water to be a human right. A global water justice movement is changing that notion.

Passover and Earth Day fall in the same week in April this year. Here's how environmental activists and people of faith can respond to this holy season of liberation.

Thousands of students came together to infuse the largest citizen conference ever to address climate change with energy, enthusiasm and a new vision for the future.

As the nuclear power plant industry tries to leverage the energy crisis, foes of nuclear power are putting a serious crimp in their plans.

Welcome to the Age of Insuffiency: As oil prices hit new highs and supplies sink, our way of life will drastically change.

Blogs

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 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

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 19, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

Every day that the Washington University chancellor fails to answer questions and demands for the university to cut ties with the energy giant, he and his university remain on the wrong side of history.

April 28, 2014

President Faust’s statement only amplifies the moral inconsistency of Harvard’s continued investment in the fossil fuel companies that are devastating the planet and blocking climate solutions.

April 24, 2014

Students put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in California.

April 23, 2014

The most important day to advocate for the Earth is not April 22nd, but April 23rd.

April 23, 2014

As a student and politician and activist, Gaylord Nelson kept his eyes open. 

April 22, 2014