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(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

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

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

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