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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.

How solidly Republican will Christian evangelicals be in 2008? Could concern about the planet be the issue that draws many believers into the Democratic camp?

Sure, greedy consumers play their part. But George W. Bush is responsible for the five-fold increase in the price of oil.

Katha Pollitt on the end of the Clinton campaign, Corey Robin on a neo-conservative book scandal and Mark Hertsgaard on the latest climate change legislation effort.

Forget change you can believe in and start dealing with the changes coming at you as fast as the price of fuel makes its way skyward.

Senate Republicans in denial about global warming blocked a vote Friday on the Climate Security Act, setting the stage for how the next President will address the Earth's most pressing issue.

The debate over the Climate Security Act reveals a lot about how the next Congress--and the next President--will address the most urgent issue facing humanity.

Blogs

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

The bright spot for environmentalists in the midterms is, improbably, in deep-red South Dakota.

October 23, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

CNN’s climate change coverage almost disappeared like Malaysian Flight 370.

October 2, 2014

A Q&A with the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

September 24, 2014

The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.

September 24, 2014

Every good movement needs its music.

September 19, 2014

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 19, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014