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Some Greens have embraced nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels, but the economics just aren't there.

Republican in Congress attack the EPA

When it looked like Obama might cave to the Republican attack on the EPA, the outcry from environmental organizations was swift. And it worked.

To confront climate change we need an alternative economic model that emphasizes the local. This will come as a shock to many, but haven't the last 50 years of globalization also been a shock?

John Ikerd on how we cannot continue to grow at the rate we've been growing in past.

Joel Salatin outlines the key issues America faces as its citizens increasingly rely on concentrated animal feeding operations that require cheap energy in order to operate profitably.

Already, eighteen countries are overpumping their aquifers, and few realize that in the event of a crisis, the US food supply would run out in three days.

To confront climate change we need to completely restructure our economic system.

Many European countries have responded to the impending fuel crisis with taxes on energy, driving down consumption with higher prices. But the US hasn't followed their lead, and the consequences may be disastrous for our collective future.

We have to to fight back against the corporate capture of government because the companies profiting off our addiction to oil are doing everything in their power to keep us on our destructive course.

Climate change is happening and it's dangerous, so at this point, science deniers should have no say in the discussion.


A reaction to Chris Hayes's MSNBC documentary on climate change, The Politics of Power.

August 19, 2013

Democracy doesn’t fare well when a few personalities dominate media ownership.

August 16, 2013

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

August 15, 2013

Representative Dana Rohrabacher says global warming is a “fraud” to “create global government.”

August 10, 2013

A new campaign wants to warn you about the perils of climate change by putting labels on gas pumps.

August 9, 2013

A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says weather around the world is becoming more extreme.

August 8, 2013

How labor and environmentalists in California are finding common cause.

August 7, 2013

Do Democrats’ words matter, even if their climate policies are gutless? It depends on what the public says next.

August 1, 2013

At Sunday’s march on the Brayton Point coal plant in Massachusetts, I was reminded of what it takes for a movement to win.

July 30, 2013

What does a concept like “climate justice” mean in communities already suffering the toxic impact of fossil fuels? An interview with Houston native and environmental-justice activist Bryan Parras of TEJAS.

July 25, 2013