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The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

Smokestack

The climate of change and the dangers of stasis.

XL Dissent

The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.

Petromachismo

Rising oil and gas production close to home is enabling a more aggressive stance toward rivals abroad.

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.

Smog

What happens in our wars, politics and culture, who is celebrated and who ignored—none of it will matter if climate change devastates the planet.

Fracking

The millions of miles of distribution and service pipelines crisscrossing the nation mean that countless Americans—even those living far from gas fields—find themselves on the frontlines of fracking. 

Blogs

The argument that we’re living in a new golden age of documentaries will be significantly furthered tomorrow with the release of A Fierce Green Fire, the first major cinematic exploration of the modern environmental movement.

February 28, 2013

Students are rising up and taking action to make their voices heard on divestment. Everyone, from Shell and Exxon to Boards of Trustees to President Obama, should stop and take notice.

February 26, 2013

A sense of urgency was palpable throughout the second day of the Power Up! Divest Fossil Fuels convergence at Swarthmore College.

February 25, 2013

USAID is helping hundreds of farmers here. But millions more battle drought and climate change on their own.

February 24, 2013

Students are meeting to create a comprehensive message and plan of action for the hundreds of divestment campaigns popping up throughout the country.

February 23, 2013

"The most fateful battle in human history is finally joined and we will fight it together."

February 21, 2013

There are now more than 256 organized campaigns at schools coast to coast, and the number is growing daily.

February 21, 2013

The country needs more foreign aid to develop infrastructure amid the effects of climate change, but don’t look to the private sector.

February 19, 2013

An estimated 40,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, on Sunday to urge President Obama to act against climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline. 

February 18, 2013

A price on carbon would fund investments in clean energy under the new plan. 

February 14, 2013