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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.

Forty years after the first Earth Day, Mark Hertsgaard talks about the environmental movement, the EPA and cap and trade legislation.

Blogs

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

“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