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Harrison Ford

In Showtime’s powerful new documentary, Years of Living Dangerously, will the West’s rapacious consumption habits be let off the hook?

An event honoring Peter Weiss for his decades-long fight for nuclear disarmament highlighted the ongoing need for such work.

BP spill

Senior politicians in both parties have become so intoxicated by the idea of an American surge in energy production that they have lost their senses.

Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

Farm fields

With regulation inadequate and children especially vulnerable, it makes sense for consumers to try to minimize exposure.

The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

Smokestack

The climate of change and the dangers of stasis.

XL Dissent

The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.

Petromachismo

Rising oil and gas production close to home is enabling a more aggressive stance toward rivals abroad.

Blogs

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

The legendary waste site and whistleblower still at it.

November 26, 2013

At the UN climate conference in Warsaw, a youth-led fast in solidarity with the Philippines is spreading around the world.

November 19, 2013

The climate movement often seems like it’s fighting “against something”--against indifference and political gridlock. But this is a struggle “for everything” that we care about.

November 18, 2013

Why are so few talking about the radiation threat soaring the Pacific?

November 15, 2013

The super-typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.

November 11, 2013

Environmental groups leveraged millions to make climate change a key issue in the race for governor of Virginia and seats on a Washington State county council.  

November 6, 2013

Wendell Berry’s writing and poetry provides a way forward one year after Superstorm Sandy.

October 22, 2013

This year's winner of the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom Medal is as adept detailing the mechanics of a mine-triggered landslide as he is at critiquing the dangerous combination of ideology and profit motive that caused it to occur.

October 19, 2013