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Floods in Pakistan

When extreme weather hits amid extreme poverty, escape becomes nearly impossible.

Dense cities are a lot more energy efficient than decentralized sprawl, argues Harvard professor and urban advocate Edward Glaeser.

Arizona firefighters

These past few years, mega-fires in the West have become ever more routine.

Barack Obama

If we value the planet, we are going to have to get cruel and blunt about defending its beautiful geography from the fossil fuel industry. 

Will direct action against big polluters prove more successful than Capitol Hill–based attempts to fight climate change?

Climate scientist Stephen Vavrus says that climate change is behind the increasing number of extreme weather events.

In honor of Earth Day 2011, The Nation has collected some of our strongest reporting from the past year on the environment, climate change and what can be done to protect our planet.

Now that climate change is an undeniable reality around the world, the only option left requires not only reducing carbon emissions, but also adapting to the effects of man-made global warming already underway.

As the US government continues to ignore the science on climate change, we are heading down the path towards an uninhabitable world.

PowerShift's green organizers descended on Washington this weekend and gave Obama some tough love.


Every good movement needs its music.

September 19, 2014

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 19, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

The Cheney family takes a break from their busy lives (of being generally horrible) to answer some questions.

September 2, 2014

Coal baron Don Blankenship spotted at libertarian Freedom Fest.

July 28, 2014

In high school, I learned that one person and one group of passionate committed individuals can build a powerful movement.

July 22, 2014

“We should approach climate change with great skepticism,” says the king of the climate denial media machine.

July 14, 2014

While the Obama administration takes steps to discourage coal consumption at home, it’s tacitly promoting coal exports overseas.

July 7, 2014

Join The Nation and Green America in calling on Congress to pass the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014.

July 3, 2014