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If we are to survive and prosper in an oil-short world, we must not only
think outside the box--we must get rid of the box. We must abandon the
long-held idea that growth is the path to achieve every national goal.

As leaders of the world's richest nations gather in St. Petersburg to craft a global energy security strategy, they're poised to endorse a major expansion of nuclear power. Bad idea.

Few of us can now imagine a world without freshwater, but look to the
future, when the scarcity of this most basic commodity will profoundly
change our lives.

By adopting the principles of natural capitalism, America can regain its sanity and reverse the reckless use, overuse, waste and destruction of our natural resources.

"Vote Blue, Go Green" is the new slogan of Britain's Conservative
Party, a measure of just how great a concern climate change is becoming
to politicians of all stripes.

As the planet warms and global catastrophe beckons, what changes are we willing to make to adjust to a brave new world? Tim Flannery and Elizabeth Kolbert seek answers in two provocative new books.

Israel's "convergence" plan will maintain control over most of
Palestine's water supply--dimming hopes for peace and a viable
Palestinian state.

A nearly forgotten criminal conspiracy by GM, Firestone and Chevron shut down the nation's municipal railways, replacing them with gas-guzzling bus lines, paving the way for global warming and for our energy crisis.

Al Gore is trying to save the world by stirring a nation in denial over global warming to meaningful action. The pity is that this is a job for a former politician, not a current one.

The Bush Administration's warm embrace of the Equatorial Guinea's despotic President Teodoro Mbasogo demonstrates how low it will go in pursuit of oil.

Blogs

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

“We all live upstream”—and we can all fight storm-water runoff.  

February 5, 2015

Hypocrisy at Harvard reigns supreme as students demand divestment. 

February 3, 2015

When all else fails: deny, deny, deny.

February 3, 2015

One week after the president stated that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” his administration proposes to open up vast stretches of ocean in the Atlantic and Arctic to oil and gas drilling.

January 28, 2015

“For two days the snow has had New York in its power.”

January 27, 2015

Debunking climate change and other myths of liberal “science.”

January 27, 2015