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Egg farm

Are our relations with the animal world going the way of the great auk?

Photo of Louis Agassiz and Benjamin Peirce

Frustrated, stubborn, committed to bad science, was Louis Agassiz anything other than a laughingstock?

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Yes, he said the word “climate”—but he hasn’t committed to any of the big steps needed to avert catastrophe.

On a Farther Shore captures the conservationist’s deep sense of geologic time and the forces of evolution.

"We're not going to outspend the fossil fuel industry," the 350.org founder explains. "We have to find other currencies to work in, and those are the currencies of movements."

If the earth's temperature rises by another 2 degrees celsius, our planet faces mass extinctions.

Protest against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Awaiting a Keystone decision, environmentalists make a historic vow to engage in mass civil disobedience. 

Energy in Depth, a PR group for oil interests, is leading a campaign to discredit Matt Damon’s new film.

Pollution in China

The latest trend toward fossil fuels is dangerous for the entire planet, since China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

There is something eerily disquieting about Antarctica, where humanity isn’t capable of enduring long.

Blogs

Just give free-market ideology a few seconds of your time and you, too, can join the 1 percent!

July 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

In the Powder River Basin, coal companies are pushing to unlock more carbon pollution each year than the Keystone KL pipeline. 

July 11, 2013

Train derailment highlights a significant lack of oversight over the shipment of oil via rail, but that’s only one of the hazards of the North American oil boom. 

July 9, 2013

In a speech that Al Gore described as ‘the best on climate by any president ever,’ President Obama forcefully called for action to address man-made global warming.

June 27, 2013

The president committed to leading an international effort against climate change—but he remains undecided about the Keystone XL pipeline.

June 26, 2013

Twenty-two protesters were arrested in front of the State Department office in Chicago.

June 18, 2013

Three days of struggle to defend the ecology of the Venetian lagoon and the life of the city.

June 10, 2013

Green Mountain is the fifth college in the nation and the second in Vermont to commit to fossil fuel divestment.

May 16, 2013

It’s time we update our definition of “home” so that co-ops aren’t just “small businesses.”

May 15, 2013