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The BP disaster could be the catalyst for an invigorated environmental movement.

Noam Chomsky and environmentalist Bill McKibben discuss the numbers game the mainstream media is playing with climate change science.

Mother Jones's Mac McClelland reports on BP's disinformation campaign in the Gulf.

BP, Transocean and Halliburton elude blame one after the other when asked about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Katrina vanden Heuvel debates what Obama's reaction to the oil spill and offshore drilling should be.

At Bolivia's climate summit, the prevailing sentiment was rage against helplessness.

Forty years after the first Earth Day, Mark Hertsgaard talks about the environmental movement, the EPA and cap and trade legislation.

Recipient of the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize.

Recipient of the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize.

Recipient of the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize.

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Sunday's march on the White House offered a reminder of just how serious young voters are about this issue.

March 3, 2014

Should climate hawks really worry about rising domestic fossil fuel production?

February 28, 2014

Activist Natalie Hynde was ordered to pay fines for blocking access to a drilling site in Balcombe, England. 

February 26, 2014

Chris Hayes introduces the latest victim of hydraulic fracking: an ExxonMobil CEO and his super-rich friends. 

February 25, 2014

The environmental legacy of the Sochi Games includes habitat destruction, polluted waterways and razed forests. 

February 25, 2014

Eriel Deranger of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta, and Maya Lemon from Nacogdoches, Texas, speak out on struggles of frontline communities fighting tar sands.

February 4, 2014

Protesters have planned hundreds of actions in response to the State Department's report that the Keystone XL pipeline would have a negligable impact on climate change.

February 3, 2014

A State Department assessment concludes that oil from Alberta’s tar sands will be extracted, shipped and burnt regardless of whether the pipeline is built.

January 31, 2014

What would our national conversation on climate change sound like if this kind of honesty broke through with any regularity?

December 23, 2013

Despite widespread student organizing, university presidents are still reluctant to divest from fossil fuels. 

December 4, 2013