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Why are the Koch Brothers so reluctant to testify before Congress?

The Nebraska Sandhills

The Keystone fight showed ordinary Nebraskans their power. Will their unlikely alliance stick?

The coming big storms facing our planet can only be tackled by strong governments.

Vermont Yankee power plant

Should states or the rubber-stamp NRC decide whether nuclear plants continue to operate?

Notes on 2011’s preoccupied hearts and minds.

Climate change protesters

Thanks to a new and frightening breed of climate denier, our chances of avoiding catastrophe just got worse.

If you live just about anywhere in the American West, you or your children and grandchildren could soon enough be facing the Age of Thirst.

Keystone XL protest

The moment couldn't have been more ripe for a real advance in the fight against climate change.

Climate change might be more important to voters than most politicians think.

Blogs

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

It's outrageous that, nearly two years after the spill, not a single bill has been signed into law to protect or restore the ecosystem and communities of the Gulf.

April 18, 2012

The Green Festival is a two-day party with a very serious objective: expanding popular support for policies aimed at ecological sustainability and social justice.

April 17, 2012

Mitt says his opponents “don't understand the economy.” Neither does he. 

March 20, 2012

Jeff Sachs, who promises he’d lead the World Bank to a new era, proposes more of the same—plus population control. That’s taking us to a new era of Malthus.

March 16, 2012

There's no way to move to renewable energy sources like wind and solar without ending the subsidies to an industry that's already earning record-breaking profits.

March 16, 2012

Last Friday, protesters gathered in Paris, Texas, to support Lamar County farm manager Julia Trigg Crawford’s eminent domain court fight with TransCanada, which is proposing to run the Keystone XL pipeline through her 600-acre family farm along the Red River.

February 23, 2012