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Climate change protesters

Thanks to a new and frightening breed of climate denier, our chances of avoiding catastrophe just got worse.

If you live just about anywhere in the American West, you or your children and grandchildren could soon enough be facing the Age of Thirst.

Keystone XL protest

The moment couldn't have been more ripe for a real advance in the fight against climate change.

Climate change might be more important to voters than most politicians think.

Land parched by drought in China

Denialists are dead wrong about the science. But they understand something the left still doesn’t get about the revolutionary meaning of climate change.

A Great Green Wall for Africa?

If a metaphorical wall of trees gets built as grassroots activists envision, it could help save the continent from hunger, poverty and climate change.

Supercommittee members from left, Xavier Becerra, Jeb Hensarling and Patty Murra

Thanks to the antidemocratic "supercommittee," the legislation singularly responsible for shaping our food system is being written behind closed doors.

Occupy Wall Street

It’s not hard to understand how environmental quality and economic inequality came to be joined at the hip.

Keystone XL protest

While right-wingers froth over the Solyndra mess, a scandal with far higher stakes is being swept under the rug.

As the Koch brothers continue their war against environmental regulations, their factories are causing fatal health problems for local residents.

Blogs

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

The Cheney family takes a break from their busy lives (of being generally horrible) to answer some questions.

September 2, 2014

Coal baron Don Blankenship spotted at libertarian Freedom Fest.

July 28, 2014

In high school, I learned that one person and one group of passionate committed individuals can build a powerful movement.

July 22, 2014

“We should approach climate change with great skepticism,” says the king of the climate denial media machine.

July 14, 2014

While the Obama administration takes steps to discourage coal consumption at home, it’s tacitly promoting coal exports overseas.

July 7, 2014

Join The Nation and Green America in calling on Congress to pass the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014.

July 3, 2014

Not all energy interests are apoplectic about the EPA’s plan to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants. 

June 2, 2014

A bill to block renewable energy standards is the product of an aggressive campaign by conservative groups to undermine laws that encourage the development of clean energy.

May 29, 2014