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Martin Heinrich

One of the youngest and poorest senators, Martin Heinrich rose to the top as a supporter of labor and environmental issues.

Climate change and its political repercussions.

Effects of global warming in Spain

James Hansen bravely told the truth even when the Bush administration tried to silence and penalize him.

Brain scan

Applying neuroscience to the study of literature is fashionable. But is it the best way to read a novel?

Iraq soldier

Our twenty-first-century, American-dictated, unipolar moment is a planetary time bomb.

Repression after 9/11 is nothing compared to what's come before, and our tools to fight it are greater.

Drought

Some of big green's most powerful players still invest in energy companies.

fracking

Farming communities are being turned into huge, open-air laboratories by energy companies—with ordinary people serving as guinea pigs.

Smokestack

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

Blogs

A Pulitzer-prize winning investigation found that law firm Jackson Kelly, now defended by Senator Joe Manchin, concealed evidence and shaped doctor’s testimony.

April 16, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014

Years of Living Dangerously will make you boiling mad about the climate calamity that awaits us in the twenty-first century.  

April 15, 2014

Two prominent health groups are demanding that the State Department find out.

April 11, 2014

Expanding energy access makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is using a failed scheme—like carbon trading—to pay for it.

April 11, 2014

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

A small group of skeptics says rising global temperatures will have a net positive effect on the world. 

April 10, 2014

Plagued by poor infrastructure, climate denialism, unregulated fracking wells and nuclear waste sites, the United States is poised to topple itself with self-inflicted wounds.

April 8, 2014

Global warming is just one of many lies the ‘scientific community’ tries to impose on us. 

April 8, 2014

Student climate activists in Massachusetts win a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick about banning new fossil-fuel infrastructure. But they need more than a meeting.

April 1, 2014