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Beaver

If we want to construct a healthy and resilient world for ourselves and our fellow creatures, we could learn a thing or two from the beaver—who’s already doing just that.

Natural Gas Fracking

Wishful thinking and corporate greed are leading us down the wrong path to solving our climate crisis.

Calving of an ice shelf in West Antarctica

How the rhetoric of ecoetiquette muddies writing about global warming.

Greg Page

But will Greg Page’s call to arms influence business leaders? Or the Republicans his firm donates to?

California fracking protest

The California governor wants to be known as a climate leader. But he has said yes to fracking—for now.

The Obama administration’s new targets to reduce carbon emissions are a step in the right direction, but we need to demand much more.

West Port Arthur

If you live in a toxic environment like this, surrounded by refineries, you’re probably not thinking about some future apocalypse. You’re living in one.

China environment

An increase in carbon sales to non-OECD countries will help create a humanitarian catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions.

Blogs

The campus divestment movement has made its way to NYU, where students and faculty are pressuring the administration to cut its ties with the fossil fuel industry.

December 12, 2012

From public housing to living wages, how can New York rebuild as a more equal, just city? 

December 7, 2012

A World Bank report says a 4 degree centigrade warmer world would be environmentally catastrophic, so why won’t the Bank divest from fossil fuels?

December 6, 2012

Author Christian Parenti, in conversation with NYU student Rebecca Nathanson, explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns—now gaining popularity on college campuses thanks to Bill McKibben—may be a costly distraction.

December 5, 2012

UNH students delivered a petition signed by 1,000 of their peers to the office of President Mark Huddleston calling for the divestment of the institution’s endowment from fossil fuel corporations.

December 3, 2012

The vote made Harvard College the first school in the nation to pass a student referendum in support of fossil fuel divestment.

November 20, 2012

Student activists at Middlebury College in Vermont are challenging the otherwise liberal school to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. 

November 19, 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that the world has had higher-than average temperatures now for 332 consecutive months.

November 16, 2012

In the wake of the superstorm, we need to involve communities—not corporations—in reconstruction efforts. 

November 15, 2012

Students are the sleeping giant that rose to end apartheid and fight for many other just causes. Now more and more students are mobilizing against business as usual in the fossil fuel industry.

November 14, 2012