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Naidoo talks about disappointments at Copenhagen, coalition-building among progressive organizations and the uncomfortable truth about consumption and quality of life.

Activists in Boston shape energy policy through new community-labor alliances.

The full extent of the damage from the BP disaster will not be known for years, but if we are to learn anything now, we must confront the question: What are the true costs of our energy needs?

The Senate climate bill has been defeated. But does this open a window for us to rally behind better solutions to global warming­­?

The BP disaster could be the catalyst for an invigorated environmental movement.

Noam Chomsky and environmentalist Bill McKibben discuss the numbers game the mainstream media is playing with climate change science.

Mother Jones's Mac McClelland reports on BP's disinformation campaign in the Gulf.

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

Katrina vanden Heuvel debates what Obama's reaction to the oil spill and offshore drilling should be.

At Bolivia's climate summit, the prevailing sentiment was rage against helplessness.

Blogs

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

Sunday's march on the White House offered a reminder of just how serious young voters are about this issue.

March 3, 2014

Should climate hawks really worry about rising domestic fossil fuel production?

February 28, 2014

Activist Natalie Hynde was ordered to pay fines for blocking access to a drilling site in Balcombe, England. 

February 26, 2014

Chris Hayes introduces the latest victim of hydraulic fracking: an ExxonMobil CEO and his super-rich friends. 

February 25, 2014

The environmental legacy of the Sochi Games includes habitat destruction, polluted waterways and razed forests. 

February 25, 2014

Eriel Deranger of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta, and Maya Lemon from Nacogdoches, Texas, speak out on struggles of frontline communities fighting tar sands.

February 4, 2014