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Activists are figuring out what went wrong at the climate summit and what to do next.

The G-8 powers are willing to do just about anything to get a deal in Copenhagen. But the urgency doesn't come from a desire to stop climate change.

The Copenhagen summit has witnessed the coming of age of a genuine, global and muscular mass movement on behalf of climate action.

Promising local initiatives are pointing the way forward for national policy.

Some of the best activism is happening in Britain—but in policy terms, payoff has been slight.

Some hardcore Obama campaign volunteers find rewarding jobs outside the administration.

Turnout for 350.org's International Climate Day of Action was high in New York City--and in some of the developing nations most vulnerable to effects of global warming.

Wise, compassionate forces from civil society must join green business to change our politics.

Not everyone considers access to water to be a human right. A global water justice movement is changing that notion.

Passover and Earth Day fall in the same week in April this year. Here's how environmental activists and people of faith can respond to this holy season of liberation.

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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

“Environmentalism” has failed. The planet now needs a movement far more radical.

April 22, 2014

A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.

April 10, 2014

Student climate activists in Massachusetts win a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick about banning new fossil-fuel infrastructure. But they need more than a meeting.

April 1, 2014

Harvard graduate student Benjamin Franta implores President Drew Gilpin Faust to be honest about her opposition to divestment.

March 19, 2014