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Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

Escalante River

Saving the land one footfall at a time.

economic justice

A visionary approach to financial accounting could inject the values of fairness and sustainability into standard business practice.

Nuclear transportation

A conversation about a new documentary, its provocative claims—and the facts it leaves out.

Climate justice activist

Colleges, pension funds and foundations together have trillions of dollars that could be invested in solutions to climate change.

Arctic tern

In praise of darkness (and light).

Nuclear power plant

The truth about nuclear energy.

New Orleans

Innovative land management could replenish wetlands and limit flood damage.

Cancun

With overfishing, acidification and garbage-ification, the seven seas aren’t what they once were.

BP

Destroying the planet—with malice aforethought, with only the most immediate profits on the brain, with only your own comfort and wellbeing in mind—is the world's largest criminal enterprise.

Blogs

Trying to lurch focus away from Romney’s Bain debacle, the GOP is manufacturing a scandal from the ashes of the failed solar start-up. 

July 19, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

July 12, 2012

Heat records are being broken and fires are raging, but society still hasn’t woken up.

July 9, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

June 27, 2012

Unpacking the next round of global talks aimed at curbing climate change.

June 7, 2012

The Mormon Church is a corporation, says author and essayist Terry Tempest Williams, and there is reason to fear a Romney presidency....

May 27, 2012

A sobering new report details how extreme heat will take a serious toll on humans this century if climate change isn’t slowed. 

May 24, 2012

The project would create more diesel for international consumers and less gasoline for American ones. 

May 22, 2012

We’ll never get to renewable energy if we keep offering gobs of cash to oil, coal and gas companies to continue business as usual.

May 18, 2012

Progressive legislators are mounting the first push to completely eliminate subsidies to the oil, gas and coal industries. 

May 10, 2012