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Tim DeChristopher explains how environmental activists are using civil disobedience techniques to take bold action to change the status quo.

Will direct action against big polluters prove more successful than Capitol Hill–based attempts to fight climate change?

Detroit stands as a symbol of the destruction deindustrialization left in its wake, but new initiatives in the Midwestern city have made it a leader in sustainable living, and have laid the foundations for the next great American revolution.

In honor of Earth Day 2011, The Nation has collected some of our strongest reporting from the past year on the environment, climate change and what can be done to protect our planet.

Now that climate change is an undeniable reality around the world, the only option left requires not only reducing carbon emissions, but also adapting to the effects of man-made global warming already underway.

PowerShift's green organizers descended on Washington this weekend and gave Obama some tough love.

A harmful coal extraction technique has sparked a growing movement across the central Appalachian region.

Some 200 activists, including Rep. Donna Edwards, jumped into the icy Potomac River to urge government action on global warming.

In the third video in the series “Peak Oil and a Changing Climate,” Nicole Foss explains how energy relates to the economy and what our impending energy crisis will look like.

Klein reports from the Gulf of Mexico on how the very real effects of BP's Deepwater Horizon oilspill are still being felt.


The world’s largest oil and gas companies are finally admitting climate change is real—and that they’re to blame.

June 16, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

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