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The countries in attendance at the climate summit held by the United Nations in Cancun this week aren't talking about future consequences of global climate change; they're discussing the crises they're suffering right now.

After the demise of climate legislation, environment groups are going local—and confrontational.

One of the few progressive victories to emerge from this year's elections was the defeat of corporate-supported Proposition 23 in California, which would have rolled back California's first-in-the-nation climate and environmental regulations, claiming that they were hurting the economy.

This Sunday, thousands of concerned citizens from around the world will be celebrating climate solutions and pressing governments for change. The Nation wants your images of events on this day of global climate action.

The star of Juno and Inception is getting to work on climate solutions this October 10th as part of the 10/10/10 Global Work Party organized by 350.org and 10:10 Campaign.

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?

Blogs

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

Protesters have planned hundreds of actions in response to the State Department's report that the Keystone XL pipeline would have a negligable impact on climate change.

February 3, 2014

A State Department assessment concludes that oil from Alberta’s tar sands will be extracted, shipped and burnt regardless of whether the pipeline is built.

January 31, 2014

What would our national conversation on climate change sound like if this kind of honesty broke through with any regularity?

December 23, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013