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Scientists universally recognize the devastating
effects of global warming, including its possible role in creating
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It's time for skeptics to listen up before another devastating storm hits.

Before 9/11, the Bush Administration thought tax breaks and environmental deregulation would solve the energy crisis. They were wrong. Now it's time for policies that promote conservation and energy alternatives.

More than 7,000 people perished in a hurricane that
swept the Texas coast on September 13, 1900. In two unsigned dispatches,
The Nation described the scene. September 13 and September
20, 1900, issues.

Americans care about the environment, but the Bush Administration clearly doesn't. Blame it on Republican ideology and the apocalyptic religious sensibilities of his political base.

At first glance New Orleans looks like a cross between a
giant conceptual art installation or the set of a cold war disaster
movie.

FEMA enjoyed bipartisan praise during the 1990s under
President Clinton. By the time Hurricane Katrina roared into the Gulf,
the Bush Administration had dismantled it.

Beyond the human suffering, Katrina's sucker punch will
be felt in America's increasing dependence on foreign petroleum.

Though the G-8 leaders should subsidize zero-carbon
energy sources, they should resist Bush's advocacy of nuclear energy.

The people of Africa, not Western corporations, should benefit from Africa's resources.

There is no specific genetic marker that distinguishes one race from another.

Blogs

California Democrat who is retiring after forty years has been as steadfast as Ted Kennedy on fighting for a just society.

January 13, 2014

The program’s attack on government investments in green technology ignores basic facts.  

January 6, 2014

What would our national conversation on climate change sound like if this kind of honesty broke through with any regularity?

December 23, 2013

The danger to orcas—and humans.

December 11, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013

The legendary waste site and whistleblower still at it.

November 26, 2013

At the UN climate conference in Warsaw, a youth-led fast in solidarity with the Philippines is spreading around the world.

November 19, 2013

The climate movement often seems like it’s fighting “against something”--against indifference and political gridlock. But this is a struggle “for everything” that we care about.

November 18, 2013

A new disclosure shows that the fracking industry has spent millions to buy off political support. 

November 18, 2013

Why are so few talking about the radiation threat soaring the Pacific?

November 15, 2013