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Highway traffic

How progressives can make energy a pocketbook issue, with greener rides—and greener wallets—for the middle class.

Drought

The last days of winter and the first days of spring have seen hundreds of record-breaking high temperatures. Worry.

The same corporations that destroyed the economy are wrecking the planet. Occupy should do something about that.

Why the fossil fuel industry fights so hard.

The coming big storms facing our planet can only be tackled by strong governments.

Notes on 2011’s preoccupied hearts and minds.

Climate change protesters

Thanks to a new and frightening breed of climate denier, our chances of avoiding catastrophe just got worse.

Keystone XL protest

The moment couldn't have been more ripe for a real advance in the fight against climate change.

Climate change might be more important to voters than most politicians think.

Blogs

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

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

In the Powder River Basin, coal companies are pushing to unlock more carbon pollution each year than the Keystone KL pipeline. 

July 11, 2013

Train derailment highlights a significant lack of oversight over the shipment of oil via rail, but that’s only one of the hazards of the North American oil boom. 

July 9, 2013

In a speech that Al Gore described as ‘the best on climate by any president ever,’ President Obama forcefully called for action to address man-made global warming.

June 27, 2013

The president committed to leading an international effort against climate change—but he remains undecided about the Keystone XL pipeline.

June 26, 2013

Twenty-two protesters were arrested in front of the State Department office in Chicago.

June 18, 2013

Green Mountain is the fifth college in the nation and the second in Vermont to commit to fossil fuel divestment.

May 16, 2013