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Ongoing nonviolent protests in front of the White House are urging President Obama to stop a prospective 1,700-mile-long tar-sands pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

The largest act of civil disobedience by environmentalists in decades began outside the White House on August 20, as more than seventy people were arrested during a protest against the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

The hotly contested pipeline would be disastrous for ecosystems from Canada all the way through America's heartland to the waters of the Gulf.

The response by the Japanese people to the quake fills the author with pride—and great concern.

For those who grew up in Fukushima, the disaster didn't just destroy their home town, it stole their childhood memories.

Christian Parenti joins BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change. 

From Kyrgyzstan to Kenya, from Libya to Yemen, Syria and even Egypt, violence and upheaval can be traced back to the price of a loaf of bread.

Keystone XL protest

It's yes or no for a climate-killing oil pipeline slated to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico—and Obama gets to make the call.

Activists in El Salvador

Activists are risking their lives in the fight against US and Canadian mining companies.

Blogs

Advocates for countries most affected by climate change are outraged.

December 12, 2014

Water privatization could soon be the next front in the austerity wars.

December 8, 2014

Walmart claims to be environmentally friendly, but the details tell a different story.

December 3, 2014

The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it’s going to take hundreds of billions more.

November 25, 2014

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

Republicans just want you to think so.

November 7, 2014

We are not forsaking our vote, but we see that we must address the fossil fuel industry in order to restore the value and power of our vote.

November 4, 2014

A Republican Senate could threaten the EPA and reverse some environmental policy gains.

October 27, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014