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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.

climate change rally

What to make of change on an overheating planet.

Obama

Don’t for a second imagine we’re heading for an era of renewable energy.

Dustbowl

A severe drought in the Southwest is devastating crops and farm communities—and sending a warning about climate change.

Activism image

Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

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