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Lituya Bay, Gulf of Alaska

The waters of the Gulf of Alaska are some of the most pristine in the world. That will change next month.

Colombia Soccer

On the field at the most ambitious indigenous sporting event in Colombian history.

The leaders of Britain’s three main parties have committed to it. We can do the same.

Union-led action on climate change has proliferated across the country.

A dried-up riverbed at Huangyangchuan reservoir

From climate change to endless war, we owe the next generation an apology for the mess we’re leaving them.

Tony Abbott in the Metropolitan coal mine

The land down under is in the midst of a desperate battle that pits green energy advocates against the prime minister and his dirty-energy allies.

Interviews with Harvard professors Naomi Oreskes and James Anderson about universities’ moral imperative to join the fight against fossil fuel.

Observers of the first Earth Day

The ecological movement will get nowhere unless it recognizes the overlapping crises facing our society.

Youth climate march

From the campaign to conserve hunting lands in the 19th century to the movement for climate justice in the 21st, The Nation has been a leading proponent of the idea that our success as a society can be judged in part by how we relate to the Earth we’ve inherited.

According to NASA scientist Jay Famiglietti, some of the world’s most unstable regions will face their own severe water shortages in the near future.

Blogs

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

How the “Twin Ocean Railroad” pits people against profit.

June 19, 2015

As governor of Florida, Bush said publicly that climate change was not a “top priority.” He also quietly ordered a review of policy options for responding to it.

June 18, 2015

Is Republican Representative Ken Ivory trying to save rural counties, or defraud them?

June 16, 2015

The world’s largest oil and gas companies are finally admitting climate change is real—and that they’re to blame.

June 16, 2015

How everyone benefits from the merger of worker protection and sustainability in one of the city’s least-regulated industries.

June 12, 2015

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015