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How will climate change affect the future of the planet? Scientists predict it will be nothing short of a nightmare.

Tacloban city, Philippines (Reuters/Romeo Ranoco)

Climate change is upon us—and the danger is urgent.

Climate rally

Take a look and you will see that the assorted environmental protests that have long bedeviled politicians are gaining in strength and support.

On-the-ground coverage of the official UN negotiations, as well as interviews with journalists, scientists, policy makers, stakeholders and activists.

(Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

Thanks to the drug’s illegal status, marijuana farms are not regulated—with serious costs to water and wildlife.

Demonstrators march against the Keystone XL Pipeline outside the White House. (A

The dream of an environmental president seems to be fading away.

The Black Thunder coal mine in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, 2012. (Jeremy Bucki

Decades of government subsidy have cost taxpayers, wrecked the environment and could burn even more carbon than the Keystone pipeline project.

Drilling rig

A new elite consensus is forming around the strategic advantages of expanded oil and gas production.

Blogs

The goal is to blitz the Senate with at least 500,000 messages in the next twenty-four hours imploring the reps to stop the pipeline, which would be the most concentrated burst of environmental advocacy this millennium.

February 13, 2012

Help “the Mandela of the Indian Ocean” regain his office.

February 9, 2012

One of the terrible ironies of the climate change crisis is that the nations that have contributed the least to the problem are the ones now working hardest to prevent consequent disasters.

February 6, 2012

The grassroots environmental group Peaceful Uprising recently discovered that it was one of 200 nonprofit projects that have been financially wiped out in an astonishing act of apparent fraud.

January 26, 2012

What is the connection between US Pentagon expenditures and the market price of oil?

January 9, 2012

A contentious House hearing Wednesday featured direct calls for the resignation of NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko. 

December 14, 2011

Anyone despairing over the immense power of the corporate sector to dominate world affairs should watch this video documenting the power that grassroots protest can still muster in the face of mass injustice.

December 14, 2011

Bureaucratic battles reveal the nuclear industry has many friends at the agency which regulates it.  

December 12, 2011

$209 million isn't enough. Revoke Massey's corporate charter.

December 8, 2011

Seriously confronting the warming of our planet would essentially spell the end for free market capitalism.

December 8, 2011