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Worker

Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy. 

Oil spill

The recent World Energy Outlook report that has many cheering U.S. oil supremacy—when it should be setting off alarm bells on the climate crisis. 

Natural gas drilling rig

In small hamlets and tiny towns you’ve never heard of, grassroots activists are taking a stand in what could be the final showdown for Earth’s future.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Barack Obama

What does this election mean for the future of the country? Are electoral politics really a mechanism for change? 

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If there was ever a response to Mitt Romney’s smug RNC laugh line about climate change—or to Obama’s failure to address it—Hurricane Sandy delivered.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If we can learn one thing from Superstorm Sandy, it's that we ignore climate change at our own peril.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

The recovery could be an opportunity to realign our relationship with the natural world.

Hurricane Sandy

We can choose to ignore scientific warnings about climate change—or we can choose to act.

Blogs

Activists are opposing the construction of a pipeline beneath New York City that will carry the controversial highly pressurized gas.

May 6, 2013

Why won't the EPA regulate ammonium nitrate? Barbara Boxer wants to know.

April 30, 2013

Student activists are demanding that President Maeda endorse divestment from the coal, gas, and oil industries and commit to presenting the case for divestment to the Board of Trustees at the board’s May 17 meeting.

April 29, 2013

On April 18, people converged in Nebraska to speak out about the Keystone XL Pipeline at the State Department's only public comment session.

April 24, 2013

On this Earth Day, it’s worth reflecting on new disclosures that show the anti–global warming campaign was infiltrated by the opposition.

April 22, 2013

Check out this catchy sing-along with a deadly serious goal.

April 22, 2013

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