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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.

Land parched by drought in China

Denialists are dead wrong about the science. But they understand something the left still doesn’t get about the revolutionary meaning of climate change.

A Great Green Wall for Africa?

If a metaphorical wall of trees gets built as grassroots activists envision, it could help save the continent from hunger, poverty and climate change.

Supercommittee members from left, Xavier Becerra, Jeb Hensarling and Patty Murra

Thanks to the antidemocratic "supercommittee," the legislation singularly responsible for shaping our food system is being written behind closed doors.

Blogs

Coal baron Don Blankenship spotted at libertarian Freedom Fest.

July 28, 2014

In high school, I learned that one person and one group of passionate committed individuals can build a powerful movement.

July 22, 2014

“We should approach climate change with great skepticism,” says the king of the climate denial media machine.

July 14, 2014

While the Obama administration takes steps to discourage coal consumption at home, it’s tacitly promoting coal exports overseas.

July 7, 2014

Join The Nation and Green America in calling on Congress to pass the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act of 2014.

July 3, 2014

Not all energy interests are apoplectic about the EPA’s plan to limit carbon emissions from existing power plants. 

June 2, 2014

A bill to block renewable energy standards is the product of an aggressive campaign by conservative groups to undermine laws that encourage the development of clean energy.

May 29, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the media and climate change. 

May 13, 2014

In the late-night host’s debate, the reality of human-made climate change was taken as a given. 

May 12, 2014

It’s a giveaway to the fossil fuel industry. Global climate justice advocates are fighting instead for clean, renewable energy.

May 7, 2014