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Tina Rosenberg is wrong to argue in the New York Times that
environmentalists who fought to limit the use of DDT have contributed
to the worldwide spread of malaria.

Climate change is real, and its impact is potentially devastating to our
way of life. So why do the news media have such a hard time telling the
straight story?

Alan Lightman makes scientists into artists in his new book The
Discoveries
, promoting original journal articles as "the great
novels and symphonies of science."

It's no surprise to learn that oil companies are underpaying royalties for drilling on public land, or projecting profits in the billions. The battle for energy regulation was lost a long time ago.

Bobwhite quail have little to cheer about these days, their numbers
depleted and habitats ravaged by hunters like the Vice President and
his pals.

Among the superrich, there's a growing desire to freeze themselves and
their bank accounts in hopes of rising again. Talk about Groundhog Day.

NASA climatologist James E. Hansen won't let political pressure from the
Bush Administration blunt the urgency of his research on global
warming: It's not too late to mitigate the damage.

Recent mining disasters demonstrate that the Bush Administration should be called to account for replacing federal mine regulators, who were identifying hazards and meeting requirements, with industry-friendly stand-ins.

Give small farmers and ranchers help to compete with global
agricultural giants; enact farmer-friendly solutions to existing
destructive trade policies.

Rein in political and business interests that degrade the
environment; pass the Apollo Energy Act to provide incentives for clean
technology.

Blogs

Mainstream outlets are focusing on the topline of the Inspector General's report—but many problems were uncovered.

February 10, 2012

Help “the Mandela of the Indian Ocean” regain his office.

February 9, 2012

One of the terrible ironies of the climate change crisis is that the nations that have contributed the least to the problem are the ones now working hardest to prevent consequent disasters.

February 6, 2012

The grassroots environmental group Peaceful Uprising recently discovered that it was one of 200 nonprofit projects that have been financially wiped out in an astonishing act of apparent fraud.

January 26, 2012

Although the media do not know how to cover protest movements well, they do know how to cover elections. This will serve the Wisconsin recall effort well. 

January 19, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

January 19, 2012

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