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Coal mine in India

For decades, the World Bank pushed privatization of the power industry and assumed that energy services would "trickle down" to the poor.

The summer of 2012 has been one of heat, drought, rising food costs and global unrest.

Oil spill

Shell is getting ready to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, and while it’s not yet quite a done deal, the prospect should certainly focus our minds.

Melting ice sheet in Greenland

This scorching summer could be a global warming landmark—if we demand climate action from our leaders.

Cleanup efforts after the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster

Moral indignation is no longer enough to combat the power of Big Oil.

The American West in Flames

This is not a “perfect storm” but the new normal in the American west.

The answer—Big Ag. Just ask the family farmers who dared to protest an industrial hog farm in Missouri.

A former managing director at JP Morgan wants to see a complete re-imagining of the world of investments.

Four ways the President is pursuing Cheney's geopolitics of global energy.

Climate-change deniers are on the ropes—but so is the planet.

Blogs

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 9, 2012

An Ohio produce farmer's fields of failed crop point to a problem that goes far beyond her family's losses.

July 30, 2012

This summer’s weather is the direct result of climate change. Why are we still not taking it seriously?

July 20, 2012

Heat records are being broken and fires are raging, but society still hasn’t woken up.

July 9, 2012

Unpacking the next round of global talks aimed at curbing climate change.

June 7, 2012

A sobering new report details how extreme heat will take a serious toll on humans this century if climate change isn’t slowed. 

May 24, 2012

We’ll never get to renewable energy if we keep offering gobs of cash to oil, coal and gas companies to continue business as usual.

May 18, 2012

Environmentalists fear a Romney presidency. 

April 26, 2012

Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl disaster, the US media have yet to print the pictures of Chernobyl now.

April 26, 2012

Could this be the last time Big Oil has to pay for its mistakes? 

April 23, 2012