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Occupy Wall Street

It’s not hard to understand how environmental quality and economic inequality came to be joined at the hip.

Civil disobedience is a transformation of consciousness, a sudden revelation that something new must be done.It is the knowledge that there are two options: disrupt and change the system or lose by remaining silent.

Bill McKibben and Chris Hayes discuss why it's essential for President Obama to block the construction of the Keystone pipeline.

The largest act of civil disobedience by environmentalists in decades began outside the White House on August 20, as more than seventy people were arrested during a protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Christian Parenti joins BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change. 

From Kyrgyzstan to Kenya, from Libya to Yemen, Syria and even Egypt, violence and upheaval can be traced back to the price of a loaf of bread.

Keystone XL protest

It's yes or no for a climate-killing oil pipeline slated to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico—and Obama gets to make the call.

In countries like Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Somalia, droughts and floods linked to climate change have already exacerbated existing civil conflicts and provoked ethnic rioting.

The effects of climate change go beyond the environment, and are even exacerbating violent political conflicts. 

Climate change is not just "bad weather." In fact, it fuels ethnic strife, religious violence and resource wars. 

Blogs

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

Although the New Jersey governor tackled Hurricane Sandy recovery head on, he has refused to similarly address the climate change that will make these storms more common. 

May 14, 2013

At semester’s end, many student leaders involved with campus divestment campaigns will graduate. But the struggle grows stronger.

May 9, 2013

In a sane society, his call would be required viewing coast to coast and urgent action would immediately follow.

May 7, 2013