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Thanks to the drug’s illegal status, marijuana farms are not regulated—with serious costs to water and wildlife.

Demonstrators march against the Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House. (A

The dream of an environmental president seems to be fading away.

The Black Thunder coal mine in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, 2012. (Jeremy Bucki

Decades of government subsidy have cost taxpayers, wrecked the environment and could burn even more carbon than the Keystone pipeline project.

Drilling rig

A new elite consensus is forming around the strategic advantages of expanded oil and gas production.

Tar Sands Protest

Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.

Storm Sandy

We might not want to acknowledge it, but climate change is real and it's happening now.

Solar panels

As the IPCC sounds another alarm about climate change, solar energy supporters believe they have a solution.

Rafael Correa

President Rafael Correa tried to save the world’s most biodiverse forest, the Yasuni National Park—but rich nations ignored his offer.

Blogs

The Divest Harvard campaign achieved a small but not insignificant victory this morning.

April 12, 2013

The Do the Math Movie tells the story of the rising movement trying to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and fight the fossil fuel industry.

April 10, 2013

The committee has recommended divestment only three times in its entire history.

April 10, 2013

Right now, Barnard Columbia Divest and 255 other college divestment campaigns across the country are building student power through work on one goal: destruction of the fossil fuel industry.

April 9, 2013

Never before has an issue involved every single human being on this planet, and never before has the window for action been so short.

April 4, 2013

The Keystone tar sands pipeline will create just a handful of jobs, won’t improve US energy security, and just isn’t worth the potential cost to our health and our climate. Make your voice heard today.

April 3, 2013

The first Republican attack on Obama’s nominee to the EPA reveals the party’s fundamental beef with the agency as a whole.

March 19, 2013

If UVM commits to divestment, it will be the only public university and the largest university to do so.

March 13, 2013

Gina McCarthy appears to have a long-term vision for combating climate change, and the experience to implement it. 

March 5, 2013

Polluters in the Northern Hemisphere have long exploited the resources of countries in the South, which will now feel the effects of environmental catastrophe more accutely.

March 4, 2013