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Despite a slick PR campaign hyping its promise, the nuclear industry isn't going anywhere. It's too costly and won't save us from global warming.

The era of cheap, plentiful oil is just about over. Now what?

Hard hit by rising costs and the threat of losing their rigs, truckers are staging protests, calling for a bailout and lower fuel prices. What if the rest of us joined them?

Not everyone considers access to water to be a human right. A global water justice movement is changing that notion.

Labor leaders and environmentalists meet to explore how to make green jobs good jobs for American workers.

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.

Blogs

Despite his moderate image during the campaign, Larry Hogan has transformed into a hardline conservative almost overnight.

January 23, 2015

Killing the pipeline for good would reveal that the incoming GOP majority has little to offer by way of an economic agenda.

January 6, 2015

“Cloud labor” sites like Crowdflower may be the face of the future—but their wages are stuck in a sweatshop past.

January 5, 2015

The real tech revolution may not be in Silicon Valley but at a Nokia factory outside Chennai.

December 29, 2014

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