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Fracking

The millions of miles of distribution and service pipelines crisscrossing the nation mean that countless Americans—even those living far from gas fields—find themselves on the frontlines of fracking. 

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

Climate rally

Take a look and you will see that the assorted environmental protests that have long bedeviled politicians are gaining in strength and support.

Dayton Hyde

In a new documentary, Running Wild, an 88-year-old rancher leads the charge against a proposed uranium mine, while the fate of wild horses hangs in the balance.

Tar Sands Protest

Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.

climate change rally

What to make of change on an overheating planet.

Activism image

Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

Smokestack

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

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

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 19, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

Every day that the Washington University chancellor fails to answer questions and demands for the university to cut ties with the energy giant, he and his university remain on the wrong side of history.

April 28, 2014

President Faust’s statement only amplifies the moral inconsistency of Harvard’s continued investment in the fossil fuel companies that are devastating the planet and blocking climate solutions.

April 24, 2014

Students put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in California.

April 23, 2014

The most important day to advocate for the Earth is not April 22nd, but April 23rd.

April 23, 2014

As a student and politician and activist, Gaylord Nelson kept his eyes open. 

April 22, 2014