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Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

Farm fields

With regulation inadequate and children especially vulnerable, it makes sense for consumers to try to minimize exposure.

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.

Blogs

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

Around 50 people, including many mainstream environmental leaders, were arrested after they handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest any approval of the Keystone pipeline. 

February 13, 2013

Student activists at the University of New Hampshire have succeed in convincing the school's president to convene a forum on the issue of fossil fuel divestment.

February 12, 2013

The environmental activist and self-described “professional bummer-out-er" spoke at Cooper Union's historic Great Hall last night.

February 6, 2013

A good first step to putting the US on the path to addressing the climate crisis is for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

January 31, 2013

Republicans stripped away important coastal restoration money and screwed a small nature preserve in Connecticut for no reason. 

January 30, 2013

We will continue to call for climate justice—because the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice, and because we have no other choice.

January 28, 2013

Colby, with its biomass plant and its pledge to be carbon neutral by 2015, is a leader in sustainability. C.A.R.E. believes that Colby should divest from fossil fuels as part of its broader efforts to become carbon neutral.

January 28, 2013