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Ongoing nonviolent protests in front of the White House are urging President Obama to stop a prospective 1,700-mile-long tar-sands pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
The largest act of civil disobedience by environmentalists in decades began outside the White House on August 20, as more than seventy people were arrested during a protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Protesters continued gathering outside of the White House as part of a 15-day effort to convince Obama to halt construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
The hotly contested pipeline would be disastrous for ecosystems from Canada all the way through America's heartland to the waters of the Gulf.
Activists are risking their lives in the fight against US and Canadian mining companies.
Tim DeChristopher explains how environmental activists are using civil disobedience techniques to take bold action to change the status quo.
Will direct action against big polluters prove more successful than Capitol Hill–based attempts to fight climate change?
Detroit stands as a symbol of the destruction deindustrialization left in its wake, but new initiatives in the Midwestern city have made it a leader in sustainable living, and have laid the foundations for the next great American revolution.
In honor of Earth Day 2011, The Nation has collected some of our strongest reporting from the past year on the environment, climate change and what can be done to protect our planet.
Now that climate change is an undeniable reality around the world, the only option left requires not only reducing carbon emissions, but also adapting to the effects of man-made global warming already underway.