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The American West in Flames

This is not a “perfect storm” but the new normal in the American west.

The answer—Big Ag. Just ask the family farmers who dared to protest an industrial hog farm in Missouri.

A former managing director at JP Morgan wants to see a complete re-imagining of the world of investments.

Four ways the President is pursuing Cheney's geopolitics of global energy.

Climate-change deniers are on the ropes—but so is the planet.

Rocky Flats

The legacy of Colorado’s notorious nuclear plant is radioactive waste in a residential community—and public distrust of government.

A planet connected by wild weather.

Melting glacier

To transform this bland, tired ritual into an occasion for spirited collective action, Earth Day must return to its roots.

Deepwater Horizon disaster

Gulf residents and cleanup workers continue to suffer serious health problems from the 2010 disaster, but the oil giant is not being held to account.

Keystone XL protest

As the Keystone XL battle has shown, the blue-green alliance is in trouble—and only a deeper kind of solidarity can rescue it.

Blogs

The Brown Divest Coal Campaign is asking Brown University to divest from any holdings it has in America's fifteen largest coal companies and is hopeful for a “yes” vote on divestment this October.

 

October 18, 2013

Divestment is a moral and political strategy to expose the reckless business model of the fossil fuel industry that puts our world at risk.

October 15, 2013

In the case of students with the passion to fight climate change, it’s time to face the truth and overcome it: we are the enemy.

October 8, 2013

A response to Harvard President Drew Faust by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, now studying at Harvard Divinity School, on fossil-fuel divestment.

October 4, 2013

Following the release of the IPCC’s landmark global warming report, progressives should challenge the cruelty behind climate deniers” politics, not the weakness of their science. 

September 27, 2013

The rules won’t affect current greenhouse gas emissions, but they set a framework for regulating carbon under the Clean Air Act.

September 20, 2013

Harvard tells students and alumni that it will only consider divestment in "extraordinarily rare circumstances." Well, let's see...

September 16, 2013

An inquiry into conflict-of-interest allegations will likely push the State Department’s decision on the pipeline to 2014. 

August 27, 2013

Environmentalists ought to embrace, not fear, the usefulness of nuclear power.

August 21, 2013

Chris Hayes responds with optimism to Wen Stephenson’s review of his documentary, The Politics of Power.

August 19, 2013