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The Obama administration’s new targets to reduce carbon emissions are a step in the right direction, but we need to demand much more.

West Port Arthur

If you live in a toxic environment like this, surrounded by refineries, you’re probably not thinking about some future apocalypse. You’re living in one.

Environmental groups have warned directors of fossil fuel companies that they may be held personally liable for misleading the public about climate change.

China environment

An increase in carbon sales to non-OECD countries will help create a humanitarian catastrophe of apocalyptic dimensions.

Greenhouse gases

Think of climate change as a WMD on a particularly long fuse, already lit and there for any of us to see.

Richmond Progressive Alliance

In 2008, progressives won control of City Hall. Now, as elections loom, Chevron wants to take it back.

The Purple Network Opinion Duel: Is Enough Being Done to Halt Climate Change?

The second in a series of debates between The Nation and The National Review, moderated by Roll Call.

Los Hueros

Mora County is challenging legal doctrines that privilege corporations and Big Carbon.

Blogs

It’s not like women’s rights or prison reform. There are too many people making money out of feeding our insatiable demand for more.

April 22, 2014

Americans put climate change low on their list of priorities. But consider how poor women fare when we opt out of the conversation.

April 22, 2014

Environmentalism could be a populist movement—if its focus shifts from just cutting carbon to cultivating justice on a larger scale.

April 22, 2014

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

April 22, 2014

One-quarter of all mammals are classified as endangered, along with a third of all reef-building corals and one-fifth of all reptiles.

April 22, 2014

“Environmentalism” has failed. The planet now needs a movement far more radical.

April 22, 2014

The proposed $3.8 billion liquid natural gas (LNG) export facility would do serious damage to the local environment and could put the United States on the path to massively increasing our greenhouse gas emissions.

April 21, 2014

As Leonard Cohen once put it, “We asked for signs/and signs were sent.”

April 20, 2014

A Pulitzer-prize winning investigation found that law firm Jackson Kelly, now defended by Senator Joe Manchin, concealed evidence and shaped doctor’s testimony.

April 16, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014