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Climate justice activist

Colleges, pension funds and foundations together have trillions of dollars that could be invested in solutions to climate change.

New Orleans

Innovative land management could replenish wetlands and limit flood damage.

Climate change and its political repercussions.

Effects of global warming in Spain

James Hansen bravely told the truth even when the Bush administration tried to silence and penalize him.

John Kerry

Four decades ago, he spoke out bravely against the Vietnam War. Will he show the same courage today, in helping to end the fossil-fuel era?
 

The growing threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe make it hard to bet on the survival of our species.

Smoke rises from a fire at the ConocoPhillips Wilmington Refinery, California

Allowing polluters to trade carbon could keep poor Californians breathing unhealthy air.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Yes, he said the word “climate”—but he hasn’t committed to any of the big steps needed to avert catastrophe.

On a Farther Shore captures the conservationist’s deep sense of geologic time and the forces of evolution.

Blogs

Obama now has allies in Congress for his new climate change push, who will also turn to the public for help. 

January 24, 2013

Divestment is engaging more students than any similar campaign in the past twenty years. Why is it so successful?

January 24, 2013

Approving the Keystone XL pipeline would be a crippling blow to the idea the White House is serious about addressing climate change.

January 22, 2013

A debate over whether environmental and social concerns should influence investment policies of college and university endowments.

January 22, 2013

With Hurricane Sandy still on the public’s mind, Obama should take action on carbon emissions and disaster response.

January 8, 2013

A new campaign to push colleges and universities to divest from the fossil fuel industry spread like wildfire this past semester.

January 2, 2013

Brilliant, young, dynamic, female environmental visionaries are hard to find, so this loss is enormous.

January 1, 2013

Having lost the election, the Koch political machine, Americans for Prosperity, now takes aim at Hurricane Sandy relief legislation. 

December 22, 2012

In the wake of a high-profile student protest and amid a growing university movement to combat climate change, Middlebury College announced that it would initiate steps to address the feasibility of divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

December 20, 2012

Ranchers and farmers working the land near fracking sites are seeing their livestock suffer, and their own health deteriorate.

December 18, 2012