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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.

Why are the Koch Brothers so reluctant to testify before Congress?

The Nebraska Sandhills

The Keystone fight showed ordinary Nebraskans their power. Will their unlikely alliance stick?

The coming big storms facing our planet can only be tackled by strong governments.

Blogs

NYU’s Divest campaign met with senior university administrators, providing a faint glimpse of hope for a movement that’s been spreading quickly at other universities across the nation.

April 18, 2013

"It is intellectually inconsistent for Harvard to invest in fossil fuel companies while our faculty publicize the consequences of inaction on climate change and continued fossil fuel use."

April 15, 2013

Join Bill McKibben in signing The Nation's open letter urging Secretary Kerry to consider his legacy and to find the courage to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

April 12, 2013

The Divest Harvard campaign achieved a small but not insignificant victory this morning.

April 12, 2013

The Do the Math Movie tells the story of the rising movement trying to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and fight the fossil fuel industry.

April 10, 2013

The committee has recommended divestment only three times in its entire history.

April 10, 2013

Right now, Barnard Columbia Divest and 255 other college divestment campaigns across the country are building student power through work on one goal: destruction of the fossil fuel industry.

April 9, 2013

Never before has an issue involved every single human being on this planet, and never before has the window for action been so short.

April 4, 2013

The Keystone tar sands pipeline will create just a handful of jobs, won’t improve US energy security, and just isn’t worth the potential cost to our health and our climate. Make your voice heard today.

April 3, 2013

The first Republican attack on Obama’s nominee to the EPA reveals the party’s fundamental beef with the agency as a whole.

March 19, 2013