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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.

Recipient of the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize.

Recipient of the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize.

Recipient of the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize.

Environmentalists chalk up wins on the ground, putting coal companies on the defensive.

 Conservation is no longer' a cause; it is a crisis. Its features are drawn in taut lines by forces unprecedented in human history, like a human face contorted by foreboding and strain. 

 

 Ecology has become a very important issue on campuses this season, and this teach-in was the forerunner--a kind of model--for thousands of college and high school colloquia to be held on April 22, dubbed "Earth Day" by the sponsors. 

 Ask Brock Evans, Washington lobbyist for the Audubon Society, what he thinks of the liedown- in-front-of-the-bulldozer approach to 'environmentalism practiced by Earth First!, and he scoffs, "I want to know how many acres they've saved in the last few years." Earth First! founder Dave Foreman's response is, many acres have they given away?" In the sixteen years since the-first Earth Day, the most prominent environmental groups have become more savy and more pragmatic politically as they have blended into the Washington landscape.

Blogs

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

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