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Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

Escalante River

Saving the land one footfall at a time.

Nuclear transportation

A conversation about a new documentary, its provocative claims—and the facts it leaves out.

Climate justice activist

Colleges, pension funds and foundations together have trillions of dollars that could be invested in solutions to climate change.

New Orleans

Innovative land management could replenish wetlands and limit flood damage.

Climate change and its political repercussions.

Effects of global warming in Spain

James Hansen bravely told the truth even when the Bush administration tried to silence and penalize him.

John Kerry

Four decades ago, he spoke out bravely against the Vietnam War. Will he show the same courage today, in helping to end the fossil-fuel era?

The growing threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe make it hard to bet on the survival of our species.


Unless every country here agrees to the U.S. terms, the Secretary explained, “there will not be that kind of a [financial] commitment, at least from the United States.”

December 17, 2009

Progress on REDD. But little hope for forests without greater rich country commitments on emissions cuts and finance.

December 16, 2009

An explanation of market-based solutions to climate change by Carbon Trade Watch's Oscar Reyes.

December 15, 2009

An update on deforestation negotiations at COP15

December 15, 2009

Are COP15 talks lurching toward the precipice of collapse?

December 14, 2009

Every cloud has a silver lining -- except in Copenhagen.

December 14, 2009

The Danes have invested a huge amount of money co-branding their capitol city with a summit that will supposedly save the world. That would be fine if this summit actually were on track to save the world.

December 13, 2009

 A look back at the first week at COP15 and a foreshadowing of what might lie ahead.

December 13, 2009

The Alliance of Small Island Nations roils summit with call for huge emissions reductions as activists prepare for global day of action tomorrow

December 11, 2009

Beginning today, protests in the streets of Copenhagen will add another dynamic to the COP15 drama.

December 11, 2009