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Now that rising gas prices and plummeting sales of gas hog vehicles has gotten everyone's attention, let's talk about a long-term plan.

The Nation's Christopher Hayes discusses the Right's woeful misunderstanding of the country's gas prices crisis.

We're drowning in pretended patriotism used to cover the lies that got us into Iraq, the defense of torture and violation of our basic liberties.

Two new anthologies explore the virtues and occasional shortcomings of Bill McKibben's quest for environmental salvation.

As human actions change the planet in irreversable ways, will human bonds suffer irreversable damage, too?

More than five years after the invasion of Iraq--just in case you were still waiting--the oil giants finally hit the front page.

Obese America is literally sitting on vast energy reserves--all we need to do is extract it and turn it into fuel.

Oil companies, speculators and OPEC helped spike the cost of oil, but ruinous Bush Administration policies have compounded the damage.

McCain has received millions in donations from the same companies that helped the Bush administration create an energy plan that has helped raise gasoline to $4 a gallon.

America is literally awash in antidepressants. Blame the surfeit of drugs in our system on a confusion between illness and suffering.

Blogs

Advocates for countries most affected by climate change are outraged.

December 12, 2014

Water privatization could soon be the next front in the austerity wars.

December 8, 2014

Walmart claims to be environmentally friendly, but the details tell a different story.

December 3, 2014

The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it’s going to take hundreds of billions more.

November 25, 2014

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

Republicans just want you to think so.

November 7, 2014

We are not forsaking our vote, but we see that we must address the fossil fuel industry in order to restore the value and power of our vote.

November 4, 2014

A Republican Senate could threaten the EPA and reverse some environmental policy gains.

October 27, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014