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The New Deal brought with it programs that served not only the good of the people and the economy but also the environment. We need that now more than ever.

Together, unions can force the government to take on the issue of green-collar jobs.

As struggling dairy farmers seek profits by responding to rising consumer demand for raw milk, regulators are taking a hard line.

The history of banana cultivation is rife with labor and environmental abuse, corporate skulduggery and genetic experiments gone awry.

They're reaping the profits, we're paying the price.

South Africa's growth rate is outstripping its ability to generate electricity. There's a message here for us.

Twelve authors on war and peace, dissent, the environment and the empowerment of the poor provide inspiration to transform the world in 2008.

A plan to implant farm animals with electronic tracking tags gives corporate agriculture a monopoly on the future of food, and it has sparked political backlash in rural America.

The fast-food giant's insistence on paying poverty wages to tomato pickers could backfire, as student activists' campaign for fair food cuts into their business.

We have everything we need to address the environmental crisis, save perhaps political will. But political will is a renewable resource.

Blogs

Advocates for countries most affected by climate change are outraged.

December 12, 2014

Water privatization could soon be the next front in the austerity wars.

December 8, 2014

Walmart claims to be environmentally friendly, but the details tell a different story.

December 3, 2014

The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it’s going to take hundreds of billions more.

November 25, 2014

Dem’s Keystone crap-shoot won’t save Landrieu, but it will help Republicans realize their pipeline pipedream.

November 13, 2014

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

Republicans just want you to think so.

November 7, 2014

We are not forsaking our vote, but we see that we must address the fossil fuel industry in order to restore the value and power of our vote.

November 4, 2014

Los Angeles is trying to make good jobs vital to producing good food.

November 3, 2014