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

The Chamber of Commerce and its Republican allies have launched “the Contract With America on steroids.”

Keystone XL pipeline protests

Obama doesn’t have much time left to convince environmental activists that he’s worth their sweat and sacrifices in the next election.

Civil disobedience is a transformation of consciousness, a sudden revelation that something new must be done.It is the knowledge that there are two options: disrupt and change the system or lose by remaining silent.

Bill McKibben and Chris Hayes discuss why it's essential for President Obama to block the construction of the Keystone pipeline.

Ongoing nonviolent protests in front of the White House are urging President Obama to stop a prospective 1,700-mile-long tar-sands pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

The largest act of civil disobedience by environmentalists in decades began outside the White House on August 20, as more than seventy people were arrested during a protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The hotly contested pipeline would be disastrous for ecosystems from Canada all the way through America's heartland to the waters of the Gulf.

The response by the Japanese people to the quake fills the author with pride—and great concern.

For those who grew up in Fukushima, the disaster didn't just destroy their home town, it stole their childhood memories.

Blogs

Christian Parenti joins the BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change.

July 22, 2011

In countries like Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Somalia, droughts and floods linked to climate change have already exacerbated existing civil conflicts and provoked ethnic rioting.

July 1, 2011

The impact of climate change on developing countries has so far been devestating, and stands to get only worse.

June 30, 2011

Climate change is not just "bad weather." In fact, it fuels ethnic strife, religious violence and resource wars.

June 30, 2011

President Obama is once again calling for increased offshore oil drilling—despite the fact that key safety issues have yet to be addressed.

May 17, 2011

The EPA kept its regulatory powers, but funding for climate science, wetlands protection, clean drinking water, nuclear waste disposal and more all got slashed.

April 26, 2011

At this breakthrough moment in the history of the climate movement—when we recognize that the struggles for economic justice, real democracy and a livable climate are all interconnected—I’m joining the board of 350.org.

April 7, 2011

In Japan, fears about nuclear fallout have only been getting worse as disaster cleanup crews struggle with radioactive water leaking out of the Fukushima plant.

March 30, 2011

Facebook burns more fossil fuel each day than numerous nations.

March 29, 2011

Joining Charlie Rose, Schell explains that nuclear power has no place in a world so vulnerable to widespread disaster.

March 18, 2011