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How a US government loan enabled an environmentally destructive project plagued by lethal landslide, police repression and civil unrest.

Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

Construction

We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.

The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking.

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.

Blogs

Divestment is engaging more students than any similar campaign in the past twenty years. Why is it so successful?

January 24, 2013

Approving the Keystone XL pipeline would be a crippling blow to the idea the White House is serious about addressing climate change.

January 22, 2013

A debate over whether environmental and social concerns should influence investment policies of college and university endowments.

January 22, 2013

With Hurricane Sandy still on the public’s mind, Obama should take action on carbon emissions and disaster response.

January 8, 2013

A new campaign to push colleges and universities to divest from the fossil fuel industry spread like wildfire this past semester.

January 2, 2013

Brilliant, young, dynamic, female environmental visionaries are hard to find, so this loss is enormous.

January 1, 2013

Having lost the election, the Koch political machine, Americans for Prosperity, now takes aim at Hurricane Sandy relief legislation. 

December 22, 2012

In the wake of a high-profile student protest and amid a growing university movement to combat climate change, Middlebury College announced that it would initiate steps to address the feasibility of divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

December 20, 2012

Ranchers and farmers working the land near fracking sites are seeing their livestock suffer, and their own health deteriorate.

December 18, 2012

The campus divestment movement has made its way to NYU, where students and faculty are pressuring the administration to cut its ties with the fossil fuel industry.

December 12, 2012