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A passionate critic of the Iraq War has this advice for the Class of 2007: Be afraid. And look within for answers to all the problems you have inherited.

Under Bush, the right has failed to address energy independence. Can Democrats rise to the challenge?

To qualify for charity, a homeless Austrian chimp has petitioned the courts to be granted human status. If he wins, expect a surge of humans going over to the other side.

Is global warming an unprecedented disaster, or just the earth
recovering from the ice age?

We can no longer prevent global warming, but we can survive it--if we have the collective will to act.

Artists try to wake up a sleepwalking public to the dangers of climate change.

Airplanes produce staggering amounts of carbon dioxide--and there's no way to make them more energy-efficient.

Could clean coal become a reality, or is it just another corporate fantasy?

Blogs

An increasingly technologized world makes life easier… for some people, anyway.

September 29, 2014

A Q&A with the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

September 24, 2014

The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.

September 24, 2014

Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold-mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.

September 23, 2014

Every good movement needs its music.

September 19, 2014

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 19, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

While the tech world fawns over the new iPhone 6, labor abuses abound at an Apple factory in China.

September 10, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

"Outside, the ground separates, / breaking open like sores..."

September 3, 2014