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How will climate change affect the future of the planet? Scientists predict it will be nothing short of a nightmare.

Tacloban city, Philippines (Reuters/Romeo Ranoco)

Climate change is upon us—and the danger is urgent.

Climate rally

Take a look and you will see that the assorted environmental protests that have long bedeviled politicians are gaining in strength and support.

On-the-ground coverage of the official UN negotiations, as well as interviews with journalists, scientists, policy makers, stakeholders and activists.

(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

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.

Blogs

The existing portions of the Keystone pipeline saw fourteen spills in its first year of operation, and extending it across the entire country would pose a huge public health hazard.

February 22, 2013

"The most fateful battle in human history is finally joined and we will fight it together."

February 21, 2013

There are now more than 256 organized campaigns at schools coast to coast, and the number is growing daily.

February 21, 2013

The country needs more foreign aid to develop infrastructure amid the effects of climate change, but don’t look to the private sector.

February 19, 2013

An estimated 40,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, on Sunday to urge President Obama to act against climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline. 

February 18, 2013

Organizers hope to give Barack Obama political cover to deny the Keystone XL pipeline. 

February 17, 2013

A price on carbon would fund investments in clean energy under the new plan. 

February 14, 2013

Around 50 people, including many mainstream environmental leaders, were arrested after they handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest any approval of the Keystone pipeline. 

February 13, 2013

Student activists at the University of New Hampshire have succeed in convincing the school's president to convene a forum on the issue of fossil fuel divestment.

February 12, 2013