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In the 1960s John F. Kennedy inspired America with his pledge to put a man on the moon in ten years. Now, John F.

Walden Pond is America's environmental holy land, the naturalist's sacred site and Concord's local swimming pool.

Nature doesn't compromise on global climate change; activists must not either.

The presidential campaigns and their armies of consultants are well
aware that a jittery American public yearns for jobs.

Every December for the past nineteen years, marchers in Bhopal, India,
have paraded an effigy of Warren Anderson through town and burned it.
Anderson is despised because he was the CEO of Union

One of the nation's most important environmental organizations is in the fight of its life.

After weeks of critical editorials, embarrassing cartoons and late-night talk-show jokes, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia issued a twenty-one-page memorandum on March 18 to explain why his J

Western firms and government leaders, not the people, benefit from Angola's wealth.

Exxon has used the legal system to avoid paying damages for the Valdez spill.

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Melissa Harris-Perry says that people in New Orleans need to acknowledge this great sacrifice and work to provide these communities with the health care, housing and education they will need to recover from the flooding.

May 17, 2011

President Obama is once again calling for increased offshore oil drilling—despite the fact that key safety issues have yet to be addressed.

May 17, 2011

Now to the opposite of cuts. Over a year after the biggest oil spill in US history and even as criminal investigations continue, BP is still receiving millions of dollars in government contracts.

May 3, 2011

Obama has asked for an end to massive tax subsidies to oil and gas companies, and even Republican House Speaker John Boehner thought it was a good idea—for a second, that is.

April 28, 2011

Gas prices have been edging up since February, reaching $4 a gallon this Easter, and Republicans are gearing up to make a stink about it.

April 26, 2011

The EPA kept its regulatory powers, but funding for climate science, wetlands protection, clean drinking water, nuclear waste disposal and more all got slashed.

April 26, 2011

This Week, The Nation celebrates Earth Day. Also this week, Mark Ames and Mike Elk take down Koch Industries with a look at how the company is operating in a post-Citizens United era. We also welcome a new DC reporter.

April 22, 2011

It's been one year since the worst environmental disaster in US history. What happened to all the tough talk about regulation?

April 19, 2011

Environmental groups and US Uncut rally in Washington to demand that President Obama stand up to Big Polluters like BP and start making them pay their fair share. 

April 19, 2011

As the US government continues to ignore the science on climate change, we are heading down the path towards an uninhabitable world.

April 18, 2011