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But does his DNC speech signal that Obama will now champion the climate fight? Or was he just telling the Democratic base what they wanted to hear?

As the Democratic governor considers whether to allow the controversial gas drilling practice, anti-fracking forces vow to stop it—even if they have to go to jail to do so.

Coal mine in India

For decades, the World Bank pushed privatization of the power industry and assumed that energy services would "trickle down" to the poor.

The summer of 2012 has been one of heat, drought, rising food costs and global unrest.

Oil spill

Shell is getting ready to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, and while it’s not yet quite a done deal, the prospect should certainly focus our minds.

Melting ice sheet in Greenland

This scorching summer could be a global warming landmark—if we demand climate action from our leaders.

Cleanup efforts after the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster

Moral indignation is no longer enough to combat the power of Big Oil.

The American West in Flames

This is not a “perfect storm” but the new normal in the American west.

The answer—Big Ag. Just ask the family farmers who dared to protest an industrial hog farm in Missouri.

A former managing director at JP Morgan wants to see a complete re-imagining of the world of investments.

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