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The Republican ticket’s reactionary conservation policies would sell off America’s “crown jewels.”

Aid to neighborhoods populated by New York City's low-income residents and people of color has been largely absent.

Hurricane Sandy

We can choose to ignore scientific warnings about climate change—or we can choose to act.

Without immediate action, cities like New York and Washington face a future of massive levees, floodgates and ecological catastrophe.

Hurricane Sandy water

It’s time to ditch the political euphemisms, and start calling lies, theft and greed by their true name.

A tribute to the pioneering environmentalist who put science in the service of social justice.

Mitt Romney

He would eviscerate environmental regulation and encourage plunder by oil and gas interests.

Some hospitals, like St. Joe's in Ann Arbor, are seeking out local food—but for the local food movement, meeting their needs is a challenge.

Despite Romney’s claims, Obama poses little threat to the industry.

Deepwater Horizon disaster

American politicians are touting a future of robust domestic oil production. There’s just one problem: our planet won’t allow it. 

Blogs

How labor and environmentalists in California are finding common cause.

August 7, 2013

This weekend, more than 200 people got arrested in a California city known for its heavy-handed oil-industry politics.

August 5, 2013

A flurry of recent news claims GMOs can save agriculture and raises some concerns.

August 2, 2013

Do Democrats’ words matter, even if their climate policies are gutless? It depends on what the public says next.

August 1, 2013

At Sunday’s march on the Brayton Point coal plant in Massachusetts, I was reminded of what it takes for a movement to win.

July 30, 2013

A student architect of the movement to divest from fossil fuel companies assesses the growing campaign's strengths and weaknesses.

July 30, 2013

The current drought in the Southwest bears echoes of the 1930s, when Nation writers and illustrators evoked what it was like to have “nice hot dust in your nose, eyes, and throat.”

July 27, 2013

What it means, as symbol and reality, then and now.

July 26, 2013

What does a concept like “climate justice” mean in communities already suffering the toxic impact of fossil fuels? An interview with Houston native and environmental-justice activist Bryan Parras of TEJAS.

July 25, 2013

By giving science deniers a public forum, media outlets implicitly condone their claims as legitimate.

July 22, 2013