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Highway traffic

How progressives can make energy a pocketbook issue, with greener rides—and greener wallets—for the middle class.

Our car-dependent, suburban, homeowner culture is no longer affordable. An exhibit at MoMA examines what to do about it.

Drought

The last days of winter and the first days of spring have seen hundreds of record-breaking high temperatures. Worry.

The same corporations that destroyed the economy are wrecking the planet. Occupy should do something about that.

After the Fukushima disaster, a new generation has drawn inspiration from the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street.

Fukushima response

No matter how appalling the catastrophe, the nuclear industry will insist on the safety of nuclear power.

Gas drilling

Costly technologies have opened up new sources in the Western Hemisphere—but they pose immense environmental dangers.

Nuclear waste

The transition to a low-carbon future is ambitious and, so far, has been remarkably smooth.

Why is United States in an especially precarious position when it comes to energy?

Why the fossil fuel industry fights so hard.

Blogs

Harvard graduate student Benjamin Franta implores President Drew Gilpin Faust to be honest about her opposition to divestment.

March 19, 2014

Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased US troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014

 From Monday evening until Tuesday morning, more than two dozen lawmakers will speak on the Senate floor about the urgency of climate change.

March 10, 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

One Senate Democrat says the State Department’s environmental review was “woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline.” 

February 27, 2014

The environmental legacy of the Sochi Games includes habitat destruction, polluted waterways and razed forests. 

February 25, 2014

The oil industry is getting increasingly cozy with the Committee, which has undermined efforts to tackle global warming and air pollution.

February 21, 2014

The Obama administration is talking tough on climate—but not when it comes to America's fossil fuel exports.

February 19, 2014

Many scientists say that disposal wells used during hydraulic fracturing and other methods of oil and gas extraction are the culprit.

February 19, 2014