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We can't survive without oceans, but you wouldn't know that from the way we treat them.

Venezuela's controversial program to provide heating oil to impoverished
American communities exposes the inability of the richest nation on
earth to meet the needs of its poor.

Venezuela's controversial program to provide heating oil to impoverished American communities exposes the inability of the richest nation on earth to meet the needs of its poor.

A plant gene that could protect organic crops from contamination from genetically engineered seeds is out of reach to most organic farmers, thanks to an agribusiness patent.

America's environmentalists won big in the midterm elections. But can
they make real progress on climate change by 2008 and beyond?

Poverty, race and obesity have a lot in common. In Alabama an underfunded federal program addresses the problem by providing fresh produce to low-income residents and seniors.

A G-8 plan to ramp up nuclear energy is defended as a necessary
response to global warming. But the nuclear waste it generates will hurt
people and the planet.

OK, market forces control oil prices. But market forces--with a lot of push from Republicans--are driving down the price of gas. And you can be sure they'll rise again after the election.

Will Democrats lose 50,000 votes every time the price of gasoline drops?
If so, don't blame the GOP (they don't have that much power). Blame instead
the greed of US consumers.

Three new books reappraise the massive earthquake of 1906, which was felt across an area of 400,000 miles and leveled much of San Francisco.

Blogs

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

March 19, 2015

Florida officials have reportedly been banned from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming."

March 9, 2015

Refusing to divest now is an irresponsible and unsustainable abrogation of Harvard’s power.

February 12, 2015

The scariest conclusion of a new comprehensive study is that scientists have no clue what geoengineering would really do to the planet.

February 10, 2015

Tell your election officials to support a new rule that would help protect the drinking water of more than 117 million Americans.

February 10, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015