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Snoozing guards at Los Alamos, missing vials of plutonium oxide... Yes,
the headlines in late June were announcing "security lapses" again at
national labs and nuclear weapons plants.

Seattle is curbing greenhouse gases through more efficient power consumption.

With the end of the Iraq war, the globalization war is heating up around
trade again, this time over the issue of genetically modified food.
George W.

America needs jobs, and working families are hurting. At the same time,
the war in Iraq has heightened awareness of our dependence on foreign
oil and the vulnerability of our energy system.

On the second day of the invasion of Iraq, US commandos seized two Iraqi
offshore oil terminals in the Persian Gulf, capturing their defenders
without a fight.

As the Earth's population surges toward the 7 billion mark, the
following twist on an old maxim perhaps best applies: A single birth is
a joyous occasion. A billion births is a tragedy.

3/13/01
Abandons pledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

3/28/01
Rejects Kyoto Protocol.

When plants in Nebraska carrying swine diarrhea drugs mingled with food for humans, all hell broke loose.

Dolores Huerta flouts the smug conventional wisdom that the 1960s are
behind us. She won't settle down and become an anachronism.

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Around 50 people, including many mainstream environmental leaders, were arrested after they handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest any approval of the Keystone pipeline. 

February 13, 2013

Student activists at the University of New Hampshire have succeed in convincing the school's president to convene a forum on the issue of fossil fuel divestment.

February 12, 2013

The environmental activist and self-described “professional bummer-out-er" spoke at Cooper Union's historic Great Hall last night.

February 6, 2013

A good first step to putting the US on the path to addressing the climate crisis is for President Obama to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

January 31, 2013

Republicans stripped away important coastal restoration money and screwed a small nature preserve in Connecticut for no reason. 

January 30, 2013

We will continue to call for climate justice—because the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice, and because we have no other choice.

January 28, 2013

Colby, with its biomass plant and its pledge to be carbon neutral by 2015, is a leader in sustainability. C.A.R.E. believes that Colby should divest from fossil fuels as part of its broader efforts to become carbon neutral.

January 28, 2013

Obama now has allies in Congress for his new climate change push, who will also turn to the public for help. 

January 24, 2013

Divestment is engaging more students than any similar campaign in the past twenty years. Why is it so successful?

January 24, 2013