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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.

Solar panels

As the IPCC sounds another alarm about climate change, solar energy supporters believe they have a solution.

Float On, sensory deprivation, floaters, Restricted Environmental Stimulation

Is sensory deprivation an escape from or toward the fatigue and distractions of the digital life?

Rafael Correa

President Rafael Correa tried to save the world’s most biodiverse forest, the Yasuni National Park—but rich nations ignored his offer.

A technician scanning for radiation in Fukushima Prefecture

Don’t expect coverage of Japan's nuclear power disaster on the evening news: unlike other environmental catastrophes, Fukushima’s ongoing crisis offers little to film.

Blogs

The vote made Harvard College the first school in the nation to pass a student referendum in support of fossil fuel divestment.

November 20, 2012

Student activists at Middlebury College in Vermont are challenging the otherwise liberal school to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. 

November 19, 2012

A decision is due on the Keystone XL pipeline again, and grassroots activists don’t want the administration to forget their opposition.

November 19, 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that the world has had higher-than average temperatures now for 332 consecutive months.

November 16, 2012

In the wake of the superstorm, we need to involve communities—not corporations—in reconstruction efforts. 

November 15, 2012

Students are the sleeping giant that rose to end apartheid and fight for many other just causes. Now more and more students are mobilizing against business as usual in the fossil fuel industry.

November 14, 2012

Do we really think that the rebuilding of the opulent high-rises of Manhattan’s Battery Park City will take as long as the reconstruction of public housing projects in Brooklyn?

November 7, 2012

You are either on the side of your fellow citizens and residents of this planet, or you are on the side of the storms as yet unnamed.

November 5, 2012

Calling for a climate-change vote, the mayor says: “In just fourteen months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods—something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.”

November 1, 2012