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Escalante River

Saving the land one footfall at a time.

economic justice

A visionary approach to financial accounting could inject the values of fairness and sustainability into standard business practice.

Nuclear transportation

A conversation about a new documentary, its provocative claims—and the facts it leaves out.

Climate justice activist

Colleges, pension funds and foundations together have trillions of dollars that could be invested in solutions to climate change.

Arctic tern

In praise of darkness (and light).

Nuclear power plant

The truth about nuclear energy.

New Orleans

Innovative land management could replenish wetlands and limit flood damage.

Cancun

With overfishing, acidification and garbage-ification, the seven seas aren’t what they once were.

BP

Destroying the planet—with malice aforethought, with only the most immediate profits on the brain, with only your own comfort and wellbeing in mind—is the world's largest criminal enterprise.

Photo of Napoleon Chagnon

One anthropologist’s place in his field’s ongoing battle over questions of power, means and ends.

Blogs

What is the connection between US Pentagon expenditures and the market price of oil?

January 9, 2012

 Republicans have forced President Obama to make a decision on the pipeline project within 60 days--but they may be forcing his hand too far. 

December 17, 2011

Republicans have forced Obama to make a decision on the pipeline project within sixty days—but they may be forcing his hand too far. 

December 17, 2011

A contentious House hearing Wednesday featured direct calls for the resignation of NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko. 

December 14, 2011

Anyone despairing over the immense power of the corporate sector to dominate world affairs should watch this video documenting the power that grassroots protest can still muster in the face of mass injustice.

December 14, 2011

Bureaucratic battles reveal the nuclear industry has many friends at the agency which regulates it.  

December 12, 2011

$209 million isn't enough. Revoke Massey's corporate charter.

December 8, 2011

Seriously confronting the warming of our planet would essentially spell the end for free market capitalism.

December 8, 2011

Despite a cagey effort from House Republicans, it looks like the Keystone XL project will remain stalled.

December 8, 2011

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

December 5, 2011