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Washington continues to evade responsibility for forty-seven years of contamination.

In late June, George W. Bush spoke of Africa as a famine-stricken
continent where the people are unable to grow enough food for
themselves.

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.

Blogs

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

January 24, 2013

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is ending her hunger strike—but the fight for indigenous sovereignty continues. 

January 24, 2013

Approving the Keystone XL pipeline would be a crippling blow to the idea the White House is serious about addressing climate change.

January 22, 2013

A debate over whether environmental and social concerns should influence investment policies of college and university endowments.

January 22, 2013

Idle No More is Canada's Occupy movement, but with deep, deep roots. Today there will be global solidarity actions in support of Canada's activists.

January 11, 2013

With Hurricane Sandy still on the public’s mind, Obama should take action on carbon emissions and disaster response.

January 8, 2013

A new campaign to push colleges and universities to divest from the fossil fuel industry spread like wildfire this past semester.

January 2, 2013

Brilliant, young, dynamic, female environmental visionaries are hard to find, so this loss is enormous.

January 1, 2013

Having lost the election, the Koch political machine, Americans for Prosperity, now takes aim at Hurricane Sandy relief legislation. 

December 22, 2012

In the wake of a high-profile student protest and amid a growing university movement to combat climate change, Middlebury College announced that it would initiate steps to address the feasibility of divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

December 20, 2012