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Fukushima response

No matter how appalling the catastrophe, the nuclear industry will insist on the safety of nuclear power.

Gas drilling

Costly technologies have opened up new sources in the Western Hemisphere—but they pose immense environmental dangers.

Nuclear waste

The transition to a low-carbon future is ambitious and, so far, has been remarkably smooth.

Why is United States in an especially precarious position when it comes to energy?

Why the fossil fuel industry fights so hard.

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.

Blogs

Environmentalism could be a populist movement—if its focus shifts from just cutting carbon to cultivating justice on a larger scale.

April 22, 2014

A conversation with Jacqueline Patterson, executive director of the NAACP’s Climate Justice Initiative.

April 22, 2014

One-quarter of all mammals are classified as endangered, along with a third of all reef-building corals and one-fifth of all reptiles.

April 22, 2014

“Environmentalism” has failed. The planet now needs a movement far more radical.

April 22, 2014

The proposed $3.8 billion liquid natural gas (LNG) export facility would do serious damage to the local environment and could put the United States on the path to massively increasing our greenhouse gas emissions.

April 21, 2014

As Leonard Cohen once put it, “We asked for signs/and signs were sent.”

April 20, 2014

A Pulitzer-prize winning investigation found that law firm Jackson Kelly, now defended by Senator Joe Manchin, concealed evidence and shaped doctor’s testimony.

April 16, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014

Years of Living Dangerously will make you boiling mad about the climate calamity that awaits us in the twenty-first century.  

April 15, 2014

Two prominent health groups are demanding that the State Department find out.

April 11, 2014