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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

Disaster relief has increasingly become part of the justification for increased US troop deployments in the Asia-Pacific region.

March 14, 2014

 From Monday evening until Tuesday morning, more than two dozen lawmakers will speak on the Senate floor about the urgency of climate change.

March 10, 2014

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

One Senate Democrat says the State Department’s environmental review was “woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline.” 

February 27, 2014

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

February 25, 2014

The oil industry is getting increasingly cozy with the Committee, which has undermined efforts to tackle global warming and air pollution.

February 21, 2014

The Obama administration is talking tough on climate—but not when it comes to America's fossil fuel exports.

February 19, 2014

Many scientists say that disposal wells used during hydraulic fracturing and other methods of oil and gas extraction are the culprit.

February 19, 2014

West Virginians still have many questions left unanswered.

February 11, 2014