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How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.


We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.

The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking.

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.


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 Ambassador on his delegation’s position at COP15, how negotiations are proceeding, and the importance of respect for the planet.

December 9, 2009

Amidst a scandal over a leaked Danish negotiating text, pressure is growing on E.

December 9, 2009

As details of a woefully weak climate deal emerges, Africa's love affair with Obama is cooling fast.

December 8, 2009

As the first day of COP15 winds to a close, alternative summit provides a place for movement building.

December 7, 2009

How Obama could save or scuttle a deal in Copenhagen, and why he needs civil society to push him.

December 7, 2009

Obama Administration is poised to provide an Exxon-led consortium with a $3 billion loan while remain uncommitted to financing climate adaptation.

December 7, 2009

As world leaders start gathering next week in Copenhagen, the people hit hardest by the climate change crisis -- the global poor -- will continue to be systematically excluded from formal discussions of how to address problems like water shortages and crop failures stemming from global warming.

November 30, 2009

A stunning film that exposes the devastation of mountaintop removal coal mining to the forests, streams, and communities of Appalachia, Coal Country puts the personal stories of residents of the hardscrabble coal towns at the heart of the story -- both working miners whose livelihoods depend on the mines and longtime locals organizing against the devastation of their native preserves.

November 23, 2009

In eleven summits scattered throughout the country, young people will gather to show their support for a "clean, bold, and just energy bill."

October 6, 2009

In eleven summits scattered throughout the country, young people will gather to show their support for a "clean, bold, and just energy bill."

October 6, 2009