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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.

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.

Blogs

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

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

March 19, 2015

Florida officials have reportedly been banned from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming."

March 9, 2015

Refusing to divest now is an irresponsible and unsustainable abrogation of Harvard’s power.

February 12, 2015

The scariest conclusion of a new comprehensive study is that scientists have no clue what geoengineering would really do to the planet.

February 10, 2015

Tell your election officials to support a new rule that would help protect the drinking water of more than 117 million Americans.

February 10, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015