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Thanks to the drug’s illegal status, marijuana farms are not regulated—with serious costs to water and wildlife.

Demonstrators march against the Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House. (A

The dream of an environmental president seems to be fading away.

Tune in for a conversation with four of our country's top experts on environmental science and policy for an historic panel discussion on the urgent and confounding questions raised by accelerating climate change, hosted by WNYC's Brian Lehrer.

The Black Thunder coal mine in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, 2012. (Jeremy Bucki

Decades of government subsidy have cost taxpayers, wrecked the environment and could burn even more carbon than the Keystone pipeline project.

Dayton Hyde

In a new documentary, Running Wild, an 88-year-old rancher leads the charge against a proposed uranium mine, while the fate of wild horses hangs in the balance.

amnesia, memory, psychology, neuroscience, Suzanne Corkin, Henry Gustav Molaison

What the modern science of memory owes to the amnesiac patient H.M.

Drilling rig

A new elite consensus is forming around the strategic advantages of expanded oil and gas production.

Tar Sands Protest

Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.

Storm Sandy

We might not want to acknowledge it, but climate change is real and it's happening now.

Blogs

Leading environmentalist Kumi Naidoo urges activists to “name and shame” uncooperative corporations and governments into entering a dialogue on climate change.

December 5, 2011

Two Republican bills in Congress have the potential to restart the pipeline project. 

December 2, 2011

The lowest country on the planet needs action at the UN world conference on climate change in Durban. But “Occupy COP17” is expecting much from governments.

December 1, 2011

President Obama’s delay of two major clean air rules has enraged environmentalists

November 17, 2011

In Louisiana, wetlands erosion and an overall lack of infrastructure have created a situation in which the state is incredibly vulnerable to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina six years ago and the BP oil spill.

November 15, 2011

The environmental movement scored a major victory today—but the fight over Keystone XL is far from over.  

November 10, 2011

Thirty-five young leaders descended upon the nation’s capitol last week to deliver a series of grassroots enviromental demandsto EPA Chief Lisa Jackson.

October 31, 2011

The celebrated actor explains why he’s coming to Washington, DC, on November 6 to join a symbolically powerful encircling of the White House.

October 31, 2011

Perry's first television commercial is all about his favorite topic: unleashing the energy industry. 

October 26, 2011

Saying that Republicans want to repeal the twentieth century is too kind.

October 25, 2011