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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. explains how corporations have illegally destroyed more than five hundred mountains and impoverished countless rural communities—and gotten away with it.

The effects of climate change go beyond the environment, and are even exacerbating violent political conflicts. 

Climate change is not just "bad weather." In fact, it fuels ethnic strife, religious violence and resource wars. 

The Last Mountain exposes these travesties and the growing mobilization to stand up and fight back. 

Floods in Pakistan

When extreme weather hits amid extreme poverty, escape becomes nearly impossible.

A thirty-year war for energy pre-eminence? You wouldn’t wish it on a desperate planet. But that’s where we’re headed and there’s no turning back.

The spent-fuel pools at our reactors, containing thousands of tons of poorly protected but highly radioactive waste, are a catastrophe waiting to happen.

Dense cities are a lot more energy efficient than decentralized sprawl, argues Harvard professor and urban advocate Edward Glaeser.

Arizona firefighters

These past few years, mega-fires in the West have become ever more routine.

Investors who seek out companies that are meeting the long-term challenge of sustainability will have a strategic advantage.

Blogs

Every good movement needs its music.

September 19, 2014

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 19, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

The Cheney family takes a break from their busy lives (of being generally horrible) to answer some questions.

September 2, 2014

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