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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. 

Drought

Why university presidents Drew Gilpin Faust and Christina Paxson were wrong to reject calls to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Coal plant

The recent chemical spill is the latest chapter in a very old story: total capitulation to industry by state officials. 

As American energy production booms, thousands face pipelines in their backyards.

How will climate change affect the future of the planet? Scientists predict it will be nothing short of a nightmare.

Tacloban city, Philippines (Reuters/Romeo Ranoco)

Climate change is upon us—and the danger is urgent.

Blogs

You are either on the side of your fellow citizens and residents of this planet, or you are on the side of the storms as yet unnamed.

November 5, 2012

Calling for a climate-change vote, the mayor says: “In just fourteen months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods—something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.”

November 1, 2012

A report from Downtown Manhattan, and a Hurricane Sandy volunteer.

November 1, 2012

Occupy Wall Street and 350.org have teamed up with Recovers.org, a disaster relief platform, to help coordinate response to Hurricane Sandy.

October 31, 2012

Like the hurricane itself, slash-and-burn government hurts the most vulnerable the most, but it threatens all of us eventually.

October 31, 2012

From climate change to emergency response, Sandy should have made Republicans rethink their positions. But it didn’t. 

October 30, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: From foreign policy to climate change, our dependency on oil should be fueling the election conversation. 

October 28, 2012

Climate change has been discussed during the debates in every presidential election since 1984. Until now.

October 26, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: America is growing weak and gaining a poor reputation because it is unable to provide power for its technology.

October 23, 2012