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Melting ice is threatening the centuries-old society of the Gwich'in tribes.

Areas like Bangladesh and New Orleans, which promise to be hard hit by climate change, face a stark decision.

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.

Blogs

If UVM commits to divestment, it will be the only public university and the largest university to do so.

March 13, 2013

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