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If we are to survive and prosper in an oil-short world, we must not only
think outside the box--we must get rid of the box. We must abandon the
long-held idea that growth is the path to achieve every national goal.

As leaders of the world's richest nations gather in St. Petersburg to craft a global energy security strategy, they're poised to endorse a major expansion of nuclear power. Bad idea.

Few of us can now imagine a world without freshwater, but look to the
future, when the scarcity of this most basic commodity will profoundly
change our lives.

By adopting the principles of natural capitalism, America can regain its sanity and reverse the reckless use, overuse, waste and destruction of our natural resources.

"Vote Blue, Go Green" is the new slogan of Britain's Conservative
Party, a measure of just how great a concern climate change is becoming
to politicians of all stripes.

As the planet warms and global catastrophe beckons, what changes are we willing to make to adjust to a brave new world? Tim Flannery and Elizabeth Kolbert seek answers in two provocative new books.

Israel's "convergence" plan will maintain control over most of
Palestine's water supply--dimming hopes for peace and a viable
Palestinian state.

A nearly forgotten criminal conspiracy by GM, Firestone and Chevron shut down the nation's municipal railways, replacing them with gas-guzzling bus lines, paving the way for global warming and for our energy crisis.

Al Gore is trying to save the world by stirring a nation in denial over global warming to meaningful action. The pity is that this is a job for a former politician, not a current one.

The Bush Administration's warm embrace of the Equatorial Guinea's despotic President Teodoro Mbasogo demonstrates how low it will go in pursuit of oil.

Blogs

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

The Divest Harvard campaign achieved a small but not insignificant victory this morning.

April 12, 2013

The Do the Math Movie tells the story of the rising movement trying to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and fight the fossil fuel industry.

April 10, 2013

The committee has recommended divestment only three times in its entire history.

April 10, 2013

Right now, Barnard Columbia Divest and 255 other college divestment campaigns across the country are building student power through work on one goal: destruction of the fossil fuel industry.

April 9, 2013

Never before has an issue involved every single human being on this planet, and never before has the window for action been so short.

April 4, 2013

The Keystone tar sands pipeline will create just a handful of jobs, won’t improve US energy security, and just isn’t worth the potential cost to our health and our climate. Make your voice heard today.

April 3, 2013