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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.

Climate rally

Take a look and you will see that the assorted environmental protests that have long bedeviled politicians are gaining in strength and support.

On-the-ground coverage of the official UN negotiations, as well as interviews with journalists, scientists, policy makers, stakeholders and activists.

Blogs

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 9, 2012

An Ohio produce farmer's fields of failed crop point to a problem that goes far beyond her family's losses.

July 30, 2012

This summer’s weather is the direct result of climate change. Why are we still not taking it seriously?

July 20, 2012

Heat records are being broken and fires are raging, but society still hasn’t woken up.

July 9, 2012

Unpacking the next round of global talks aimed at curbing climate change.

June 7, 2012

A sobering new report details how extreme heat will take a serious toll on humans this century if climate change isn’t slowed. 

May 24, 2012

We’ll never get to renewable energy if we keep offering gobs of cash to oil, coal and gas companies to continue business as usual.

May 18, 2012

Environmentalists fear a Romney presidency. 

April 26, 2012

Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl disaster, the US media have yet to print the pictures of Chernobyl now.

April 26, 2012

Could this be the last time Big Oil has to pay for its mistakes? 

April 23, 2012