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Iraq soldier

Our twenty-first-century, American-dictated, unipolar moment is a planetary time bomb.

Repression after 9/11 is nothing compared to what's come before, and our tools to fight it are greater.

Drought

Some of big green's most powerful players still invest in energy companies.

fracking

Farming communities are being turned into huge, open-air laboratories by energy companies—with ordinary people serving as guinea pigs.

Smokestack

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

chemical fire

How Americans unwittingly entered—and become exposed to biohazards in—the greatest uncontrolled experiment ever launched.

Cancun

In the coming decades, two converging nightmares are likely to produce a tidal wave of unrest, rebellion, competition and conflict.

Hurricane Sandy

For every San Francisco earthquake and Superstorm Sandy, some die—and others profit.

John Kerry

Four decades ago, he spoke out bravely against the Vietnam War. Will he show the same courage today, in helping to end the fossil-fuel era?
 

Blogs

From public housing to living wages, how can New York rebuild as a more equal, just city? 

December 7, 2012

A World Bank report says a 4 degree centigrade warmer world would be environmentally catastrophic, so why won’t the Bank divest from fossil fuels?

December 6, 2012

Author Christian Parenti, in conversation with NYU student Rebecca Nathanson, explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns—now gaining popularity on college campuses thanks to Bill McKibben—may be a costly distraction.

December 5, 2012

UNH students delivered a petition signed by 1,000 of their peers to the office of President Mark Huddleston calling for the divestment of the institution’s endowment from fossil fuel corporations.

December 3, 2012

The early evidence from heavily fracked regions suggests that drilling and fracking operations represent a severe threat to the nation’s food security.

November 29, 2012

Mutual aid is alive and well on the devastated peninsula, filling in where the government failed.

November 28, 2012

The vote made Harvard College the first school in the nation to pass a student referendum in support of fossil fuel divestment.

November 20, 2012

Student activists at Middlebury College in Vermont are challenging the otherwise liberal school to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. 

November 19, 2012

A decision is due on the Keystone XL pipeline again, and grassroots activists don’t want the administration to forget their opposition.

November 19, 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that the world has had higher-than average temperatures now for 332 consecutive months.

November 16, 2012