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The Limits to Growth book cover

This mega-bestseller has been attacked repeatedly since its publication forty years ago, but its warnings about the climate were alarmingly prescient. 

In the aftermath of a superstorm, Americans are finally waking up to global warming. 

Smokestack

The Bank claims it wants to step up to the challenge of climate change. But why is it still investing in fossil fuels?

It's never too earlier to start rebuilding and reimagining the city we all want to live in.

Farm

Are dying cattle the canaries in the coal mine? Farmers and ranchers are sounding alarms about the risks to human health of hydraulic fracturing.

Worker

Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy. 

Oil spill

The recent World Energy Outlook report that has many cheering U.S. oil supremacy—when it should be setting off alarm bells on the climate crisis. 

Natural gas drilling rig

In small hamlets and tiny towns you’ve never heard of, grassroots activists are taking a stand in what could be the final showdown for Earth’s future.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Barack Obama

What does this election mean for the future of the country? Are electoral politics really a mechanism for change? 

Blogs

California Democrat who is retiring after forty years has been as steadfast as Ted Kennedy on fighting for a just society.

January 13, 2014

The program’s attack on government investments in green technology ignores basic facts.  

January 6, 2014

What would our national conversation on climate change sound like if this kind of honesty broke through with any regularity?

December 23, 2013

The danger to orcas—and humans.

December 11, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013

The legendary waste site and whistleblower still at it.

November 26, 2013

At the UN climate conference in Warsaw, a youth-led fast in solidarity with the Philippines is spreading around the world.

November 19, 2013

The climate movement often seems like it’s fighting “against something”--against indifference and political gridlock. But this is a struggle “for everything” that we care about.

November 18, 2013

A new disclosure shows that the fracking industry has spent millions to buy off political support. 

November 18, 2013

Why are so few talking about the radiation threat soaring the Pacific?

November 15, 2013