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The CIA's Duelfer report may have confirmed the gross falsity of the WMD claims invoked by the Bush Administration to justify its war against Iraq, but it has also triggered a feeding frenzy in t

On January 9, 2004, Royal Dutch/Shell, one of the world's largest publicly traded oil companies, shocked the international financial community by announcing that it had overstated its oil and gas

Every once in a while
there is good news in this troubled world, and the choice of Kenyan
environmentalist Wangari Maathai as this year's Nobel Peace
Prizewinner is one such moment.

When the Bushes need a fixer, they turn to James Baker III. He and his firm benefit.

It was an odd dream: The Bush twins were ten feet tall and peering in my window. They were snickering. "We had a hamster too..." they were saying, as though it were the merriest of threats.

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.

Blogs

Rejecting Keystone isn’t a comprehensive solution, but it would signal that the easy cycle of business as usual can be disrupted. 

April 22, 2014

Those of us who haven’t been paying enough attention to climate change can no longer take for granted that others will do the work. It’s time for all of us to show up.

April 22, 2014

A South Dakota Senate candidate rejects the pipeline as “an awful lot of risk… and very little reward.”

April 22, 2014

Fossil fuel companies spend just a tiny fraction of their colossal profits on lobbying, and get that back by an order of magnitude in tax subsidies, but they still have Washington in a stranglehold. 

April 22, 2014

These heroes of the climate change movement, at least on my better days, lend me hope that my children will inherit something salvageable.

April 22, 2014

My little green guilts.

April 22, 2014

Without hope, the horror of climate change paralyzes rather than politicizes.

April 22, 2014

It’s not like women’s rights or prison reform. There are too many people making money out of feeding our insatiable demand for more.

April 22, 2014

Americans put climate change low on their list of priorities. But consider how poor women fare when we opt out of the conversation.

April 22, 2014

Environmentalism could be a populist movement—if its focus shifts from just cutting carbon to cultivating justice on a larger scale.

April 22, 2014