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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.

The first in an ongoing series of debates hosted by Roll Call, National Review and The Nation.

How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.

Stadium in Brazil

Sports tournaments will pollute air for “the earth’s lungs.”


Eric reflects on Martin Scorsese and Reed dissects the Groundhog Day mentality of Fox News's climate change "science," plus reader mail.

February 3, 2011

Choosing to ignore climate change is the highest-stake gamble we are currently in.

January 18, 2011

 Hope in 2011. Plus: The Nation Institute welcomes a new fellow.

January 7, 2011

Reed on Republican climate scientists, and readers respond to Bush v. Gore and Obama's tax compromise.

December 16, 2010

Many young people are confronting climate change with a seriousness of purpose that can help restore faith in the ability of humans to think beyond our own, short-term, self-interest.

December 8, 2010

This past Sunday,  millions of people took part in 7347 related events in 188 countries to demonstrate their determination to work toward a low carbon future.

October 14, 2010

This Sunday's climate change actions will see the greatest number of recorded protests in a single day in world history.

October 6, 2010

Intercollegiate rivalry isn't all about the academics anymore. It's also about eco-friendliness, says the Sierra Club.

August 25, 2010