Help

Nation Topics - Environmental Issues

Topic Page

Nation Topics - Environmental Issues

Subsections:

Climate Change Green Energy Radioactive Waste and Contamination

Articles

News and Features

Can the ruling classes save the world from global warming?

Green utilities are growing, but they need to grow faster.

If Congress follows these five suggestions, we could solve the problem of global warming.

A landmark decision in Rhode Island holding three manufacturers responsible for lead poisoning is a sign of progress nationwide.

Corn is the magic cure of the moment, which Bush and the global-warming naysayers contend will save the planet. Don't buy it.

Abrupt climate change is rapidly turning the American West into a desert. But a culture in denial continues rampant suburbanization, fueled by the delusion that our water supply is inexhaustible.

America has lacked a real leader for so long, it comes as a shock to see someone as visionary as Gore speak clearly to Congress about the climate crisis.

War and corruption have decimated Iraq's oil supply, and Western companies are angling for a cut of what's left.

Some political leaders spin fantasies about how to deal with global warming. Others, like Al Gore and London Mayor Ken Livingston, are prepared to deal with the ugly truth. Who do you believe?

A child dies after being enveloped by toxic pesticides on a soybean mega-farm, and two landowners are found guilty of homicide. Four years later, they still haven't paid the price for the crime.

Blogs

Activists are opposing the construction of a pipeline beneath New York City that will carry the controversial highly pressurized gas.

May 6, 2013

Why won't the EPA regulate ammonium nitrate? Barbara Boxer wants to know.

April 30, 2013

Student activists are demanding that President Maeda endorse divestment from the coal, gas, and oil industries and commit to presenting the case for divestment to the Board of Trustees at the board’s May 17 meeting.

April 29, 2013

On April 18, people converged in Nebraska to speak out about the Keystone XL Pipeline at the State Department's only public comment session.

April 24, 2013

On this Earth Day, it’s worth reflecting on new disclosures that show the anti–global warming campaign was infiltrated by the opposition.

April 22, 2013

Check out this catchy sing-along with a deadly serious goal.

April 22, 2013

While questions linger about how a fertilizer plant in Texas blew up, documents suggest the facility faced little regulatory oversight.

April 18, 2013

NYU’s Divest campaign met with senior university administrators, providing a faint glimpse of hope for a movement that’s been spreading quickly at other universities across the nation.

April 18, 2013

"It is intellectually inconsistent for Harvard to invest in fossil fuel companies while our faculty publicize the consequences of inaction on climate change and continued fossil fuel use."

April 15, 2013

Join Bill McKibben in signing The Nation's open letter urging Secretary Kerry to consider his legacy and to find the courage to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

April 12, 2013