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Faced with inconvenient scientific information, the Bush Administration
just hits delete.

Korey Capozza received a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism to
research this article.

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.

Blogs

The legendary waste site and whistleblower still at it.

November 26, 2013

At the UN climate conference in Warsaw, a youth-led fast in solidarity with the Philippines is spreading around the world.

November 19, 2013

The climate movement often seems like it’s fighting “against something”--against indifference and political gridlock. But this is a struggle “for everything” that we care about.

November 18, 2013

A new disclosure shows that the fracking industry has spent millions to buy off political support. 

November 18, 2013

Why are so few talking about the radiation threat soaring the Pacific?

November 15, 2013

South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.

November 14, 2013

History illustrates that Typhoon Haiyan was a man-made disaster that’s the result of climate debt. 

November 12, 2013

The super-typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.

November 11, 2013

The need for outside assistance is urgent.

November 10, 2013

Environmental groups leveraged millions to make climate change a key issue in the race for governor of Virginia and seats on a Washington State county council.  

November 6, 2013