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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.

Media frenzy to the contrary, a warm winter doesn't point to the end of the world--scientific evidence does.

The good news on the latest global warming report: Political leaders can no longer ignore it. The bad news: It's probably too late.

In the world's increasingly crowded cities, personal space is shrinking--and so are options for personal happiness.

We can't survive without oceans, but you wouldn't know that from the way we treat them.

Venezuela's controversial program to provide heating oil to impoverished
American communities exposes the inability of the richest nation on
earth to meet the needs of its poor.

Venezuela's controversial program to provide heating oil to impoverished American communities exposes the inability of the richest nation on earth to meet the needs of its poor.

America's environmentalists won big in the midterm elections. But can
they make real progress on climate change by 2008 and beyond?

Poverty, race and obesity have a lot in common. In Alabama an underfunded federal program addresses the problem by providing fresh produce to low-income residents and seniors.

Blogs

STUDENT FINALIST: What is really at stake this November is nothing less than the existence of an American republic.

October 23, 2012

The debates show both candidates are more concerned with appeasing the coal industry than saving our planet.

October 22, 2012

Larry Gibson, a leader of the fight against mountaintop removal, died Sunday. One of his last appearances is in Chris Hedges’s and Joe Sacco’s new book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

September 12, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 9, 2012

An Ohio produce farmer's fields of failed crop point to a problem that goes far beyond her family's losses.

July 30, 2012

This summer’s weather is the direct result of climate change. Why are we still not taking it seriously?

July 20, 2012

Heat records are being broken and fires are raging, but society still hasn’t woken up.

July 9, 2012

Unpacking the next round of global talks aimed at curbing climate change.

June 7, 2012

A sobering new report details how extreme heat will take a serious toll on humans this century if climate change isn’t slowed. 

May 24, 2012

We’ll never get to renewable energy if we keep offering gobs of cash to oil, coal and gas companies to continue business as usual.

May 18, 2012