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Hurricane Sandy water

It’s time to ditch the political euphemisms, and start calling lies, theft and greed by their true name.

A tribute to the pioneering environmentalist who put science in the service of social justice.

Mitt Romney

He would eviscerate environmental regulation and encourage plunder by oil and gas interests.

Some hospitals, like St. Joe's in Ann Arbor, are seeking out local food—but for the local food movement, meeting their needs is a challenge.

Despite Romney’s claims, Obama poses little threat to the industry.

Deepwater Horizon disaster

American politicians are touting a future of robust domestic oil production. There’s just one problem: our planet won’t allow it. 

Glacier

The presidential candidates have barely touched on environmental issues in their campaigns—and they both have plenty to answer for. Here’s what voters want to know.

But does his DNC speech signal that Obama will now champion the climate fight? Or was he just telling the Democratic base what they wanted to hear?

As the Democratic governor considers whether to allow the controversial gas drilling practice, anti-fracking forces vow to stop it—even if they have to go to jail to do so.

Coal mine in India

For decades, the World Bank pushed privatization of the power industry and assumed that energy services would "trickle down" to the poor.

Blogs

When workers gain democratic control over their energy futures, they won’t just be trying to cope with climate change, they’ll be overturning entrenched economic structures.

April 23, 2014

Rejecting Keystone isn’t a comprehensive solution, but it would signal that the easy cycle of business as usual can be disrupted. 

April 22, 2014

Those of us who haven’t been paying enough attention to climate change can no longer take for granted that others will do the work. It’s time for all of us to show up.

April 22, 2014

A South Dakota Senate candidate rejects the pipeline as “an awful lot of risk… and very little reward.”

April 22, 2014

Fossil fuel companies spend just a tiny fraction of their colossal profits on lobbying, and get that back by an order of magnitude in tax subsidies, but they still have Washington in a stranglehold. 

April 22, 2014

These heroes of the climate change movement, at least on my better days, lend me hope that my children will inherit something salvageable.

April 22, 2014

Without hope, the horror of climate change paralyzes rather than politicizes.

April 22, 2014

It’s not like women’s rights or prison reform. There are too many people making money out of feeding our insatiable demand for more.

April 22, 2014

Americans put climate change low on their list of priorities. But consider how poor women fare when we opt out of the conversation.

April 22, 2014

Environmentalism could be a populist movement—if its focus shifts from just cutting carbon to cultivating justice on a larger scale.

April 22, 2014