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A harmful coal extraction technique has sparked a growing movement across the central Appalachian region.

Some 200 activists, including Rep. Donna Edwards, jumped into the icy Potomac River to urge government action on global warming.

In the third video in the series “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate,” Nicole Foss explains how energy relates to the economy and what our impending energy crisis will look like.

Klein reports from the Gulf of Mexico on how the very real effects of BP's Deepwater Horizon oilspill are still being felt.

How does the depletion of oil supplies threaten both our economy and our political system? Part two in a video series from The Nation and On the Earth productions.

She has been to the mountaintop—and we must fight harder to save it.

Dependence on fossil fuels inflicts massive damage on the environment and our health. But we'll be in even deeper trouble when the world's supply of oil begins to run out.

Peak Oil and a Changing Climate

In a new video series from The Nation and On The Earth Productions, leading environmental thinkers Bill McKibben, Noam Chomsky, Nicole Foss, Richard Heinberg and more weigh in on the earth's quickly-depleting oil supply.

The agreements reached at last week's climate summit oblige all nations to reduce future emissions. The challenge now is to generate the political pressure to compel national leaders to accept realistic targets.

According to founder Bill McKibben, the biggest stumbling block in the path of the climate justice movement lies right under our noses: our own Congress.


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

“Environmentalism” has failed. The planet now needs a movement far more radical.

April 22, 2014

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

Student climate activists in Massachusetts win a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick about banning new fossil-fuel infrastructure. But they need more than a meeting.

April 1, 2014

Harvard graduate student Benjamin Franta implores President Drew Gilpin Faust to be honest about her opposition to divestment.

March 19, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014