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A G-8 plan to ramp up nuclear energy is defended as a necessary
response to global warming. But the nuclear waste it generates will hurt
people and the planet.

OK, market forces control oil prices. But market forces--with a lot of push from Republicans--are driving down the price of gas. And you can be sure they'll rise again after the election.

Will Democrats lose 50,000 votes every time the price of gasoline drops?
If so, don't blame the GOP (they don't have that much power). Blame instead
the greed of US consumers.

Three new books reappraise the massive earthquake of 1906, which was felt across an area of 400,000 miles and leveled much of San Francisco.

California's global warming initiative shows how far ahead the state is
compared with the federal government. But it also reveals how America lags behind the rest of the world.

As the generation of power brokers over 40 continues to blow off
global warming, our dependence on a waning supply of oil will create
a miserable future for their children and grandchilden.

As the world grows short of oil, nations in search of a viable energy
policy should take a lesson from Cuba, which turned to sustainable
agriculture to offset its own oil crisis.

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.

Blogs

What does a concept like “climate justice” mean in communities already suffering the toxic impact of fossil fuels? An interview with Houston native and environmental-justice activist Bryan Parras of TEJAS.

July 25, 2013

Just give free-market ideology a few seconds of your time and you, too, can join the 1 percent!

July 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

In the Powder River Basin, coal companies are pushing to unlock more carbon pollution each year than the Keystone KL pipeline. 

July 11, 2013

Train derailment highlights a significant lack of oversight over the shipment of oil via rail, but that’s only one of the hazards of the North American oil boom. 

July 9, 2013

In a speech that Al Gore described as ‘the best on climate by any president ever,’ President Obama forcefully called for action to address man-made global warming.

June 27, 2013

The president committed to leading an international effort against climate change—but he remains undecided about the Keystone XL pipeline.

June 26, 2013

Twenty-two protesters were arrested in front of the State Department office in Chicago.

June 18, 2013

Green Mountain is the fifth college in the nation and the second in Vermont to commit to fossil fuel divestment.

May 16, 2013

Although the New Jersey governor tackled Hurricane Sandy recovery head on, he has refused to similarly address the climate change that will make these storms more common. 

May 14, 2013