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Recent militant action in Canada is leading a global movement to protect frontier resources.

Oil rig

Just five years ago, experts were predicting an imminent peak and decline in global oil production. Instead, we’re in the middle of a historic boom. What happened?

Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths.

Bill Gates

Its vast holdings in the fossil fuel and arms industries subvert the foundation’s battle against disease and poverty.

Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.

Beaver

If we want to construct a healthy and resilient world for ourselves and our fellow creatures, we could learn a thing or two from the beaver—who’s already doing just that.

Natural Gas Fracking

Wishful thinking and corporate greed are leading us down the wrong path to solving our climate crisis.

Student Debt March

Young Americans’ fondness for high-tech innovation could suit our need to shake up the political system.

At age 70, a writer reflects on the so-called ‘American Century’—and the world it wrought.

Blogs

The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it’s going to take hundreds of billions more.

November 25, 2014

Dem’s Keystone crap-shoot won’t save Landrieu, but it will help Republicans realize their pipeline pipedream.

November 13, 2014

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

Republicans just want you to think so.

November 7, 2014

We are not forsaking our vote, but we see that we must address the fossil fuel industry in order to restore the value and power of our vote.

November 4, 2014

Los Angeles is trying to make good jobs vital to producing good food.

November 3, 2014

In the fight against labor exploitation, a new tool allows workers to be their own watchdogs.

October 27, 2014

A Republican Senate could threaten the EPA and reverse some environmental policy gains.

October 27, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014