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Harrison Ford

In Showtime’s powerful new documentary, Years of Living Dangerously, will the West’s rapacious consumption habits be let off the hook?

An event honoring Peter Weiss for his decades-long fight for nuclear disarmament highlighted the ongoing need for such work.

BP spill

Senior politicians in both parties have become so intoxicated by the idea of an American surge in energy production that they have lost their senses.

Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

Farm fields

With regulation inadequate and children especially vulnerable, it makes sense for consumers to try to minimize exposure.

The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

Smokestack

The climate of change and the dangers of stasis.

XL Dissent

The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.

Petromachismo

Rising oil and gas production close to home is enabling a more aggressive stance toward rivals abroad.

Blogs

Although the New Jersey governor tackled Hurricane Sandy recovery head on, he has refused to similarly address the climate change that will make these storms more common. 

May 14, 2013

At semester’s end, many student leaders involved with campus divestment campaigns will graduate. But the struggle grows stronger.

May 9, 2013

In a sane society, his call would be required viewing coast to coast and urgent action would immediately follow.

May 7, 2013

The same chemical that exploded in West, Texas, is used by coal companies to blow up mountains.

May 7, 2013

Activists are opposing the construction of a pipeline beneath New York City that will carry the controversial highly pressurized gas.

May 6, 2013

Why won't the EPA regulate ammonium nitrate? Barbara Boxer wants to know.

April 30, 2013

Student activists are demanding that President Maeda endorse divestment from the coal, gas, and oil industries and commit to presenting the case for divestment to the Board of Trustees at the board’s May 17 meeting.

April 29, 2013

On April 18, people converged in Nebraska to speak out about the Keystone XL Pipeline at the State Department's only public comment session.

April 24, 2013

On this Earth Day, it’s worth reflecting on new disclosures that show the anti–global warming campaign was infiltrated by the opposition.

April 22, 2013

Check out this catchy sing-along with a deadly serious goal.

April 22, 2013