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On The Nation on Grit TV, Mark Hertsgaard argues that oil to Louisiana is like heroin to an addict. It's high time we started the weaning process.

If the United States government is the largest energy consumer in the world, asks Nation contributing editor Christian Parenti, why doesn't it use its massive buying power to support real green, clean energy technologies—instead of subsidizing the catastrophic failures of oil giants like BP?

As he pushes climate and energy legislation, will Obama keep up the tough talk?

How taxpayers are subsidizing BP's disaster through the Pentagon.

The Bronx bears the environmental burden of supporting a city of 8 million people, and is saddled with a 14 percent unemployment rate. That makes it the perfect laboratory for green jobs initiatives.

The good news about the very bad news (about climate change).

Al Jazeera English's "Fault Lines" program discovers creative models local communities are using to address unemployment.

Thoroughly green and worker-owned, co-ops are a vibrant response to economic distress.

Will carbon capture and sequestration help us avoid runaway climate change?

Our crumbling atomic power stations and the government agency that loves them.

Blogs

A bill to block renewable energy standards is the product of an aggressive campaign by conservative groups to undermine laws that encourage the development of clean energy.

May 29, 2014

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

A conversation with Jacqueline Patterson, executive director of the NAACP’s Climate Justice Initiative.

April 22, 2014

The program’s attack on government investments in green technology ignores basic facts.  

January 6, 2014

The super-typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.

November 11, 2013

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

August 21, 2013

Despite the ills of fracking, the Obama administration claims more natural gas is part of the solution to climate change. 

August 15, 2013

How labor and environmentalists in California are finding common cause.

August 7, 2013

STUDENT FINALIST: From foreign policy to climate change, our dependency on oil should be fueling the election conversation. 

October 28, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: America is growing weak and gaining a poor reputation because it is unable to provide power for its technology.

October 23, 2012