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Drought in the midwest

Twenty twelve was the hottest year on record—and far past time for the president to lead on climate change.

Keystone protest

Why climate change won’t wait for the president.

The victories of 2012 demand we double down in the fight against global warming. 

Jeju Ladies

The US military’s aggressive Asia-Pacific strategy is escalating tensions with China and prompting local resistance throughout the region.

Smokestacks

Latinos—along with other minorities and youth—are the strongest supporters of action against climate change. It’s time mainstream enviros got the message.

The Limits to Growth book cover

This mega-bestseller has been attacked repeatedly since its publication forty years ago, but its warnings about the climate were alarmingly prescient. 

In the aftermath of a superstorm, Americans are finally waking up to global warming. 

Smokestack

The Bank claims it wants to step up to the challenge of climate change. But why is it still investing in fossil fuels?

It's never too earlier to start rebuilding and reimagining the city we all want to live in.

Farm

Are dying cattle the canaries in the coal mine? Farmers and ranchers are sounding alarms about the risks to human health of hydraulic fracturing.

Blogs

Leading environmentalist Kumi Naidoo urges activists to “name and shame” uncooperative corporations and governments into entering a dialogue on climate change.

December 5, 2011

Two Republican bills in Congress have the potential to restart the pipeline project. 

December 2, 2011

The lowest country on the planet needs action at the UN world conference on climate change in Durban. But “Occupy COP17” is expecting much from governments.

December 1, 2011

President Obama’s delay of two major clean air rules has enraged environmentalists

November 17, 2011

In Louisiana, wetlands erosion and an overall lack of infrastructure have created a situation in which the state is incredibly vulnerable to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina six years ago and the BP oil spill.

November 15, 2011

The environmental movement scored a major victory today—but the fight over Keystone XL is far from over.  

November 10, 2011

Thirty-five young leaders descended upon the nation’s capitol last week to deliver a series of grassroots enviromental demandsto EPA Chief Lisa Jackson.

October 31, 2011

The celebrated actor explains why he’s coming to Washington, DC, on November 6 to join a symbolically powerful encircling of the White House.

October 31, 2011

Perry's first television commercial is all about his favorite topic: unleashing the energy industry. 

October 26, 2011

Saying that Republicans want to repeal the twentieth century is too kind.

October 25, 2011