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Environmental Activists

Thoreau was right: “in Wildness is the preservation of the World.”

river bed

We've already lost a lot to climate change, and we'll lose more unless we take collective action.

Pollution

What if, instead of accepting a future of climate catastrophe and private profits, we decide to change everything?

Climate change rally

Organizers want to transform the image of the climate movement from one dominated by white liberals to one populated by the entire spectrum of race and class in America.

At the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, there’s a world to march for.

A special discussion on how to tackle the most profound threat humanity has ever faced.

Recent militant action in Canada is leading a global movement to protect frontier resources.

Oil rig

Just five years ago, experts were predicting an imminent peak and decline in global oil production. Instead, we’re in the middle of a historic boom. What happened?

Beaver

If we want to construct a healthy and resilient world for ourselves and our fellow creatures, we could learn a thing or two from the beaver—who’s already doing just that.

Natural Gas Fracking

Wishful thinking and corporate greed are leading us down the wrong path to solving our climate crisis.

Blogs

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

The bright spot for environmentalists in the midterms is, improbably, in deep-red South Dakota.

October 23, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

CNN’s climate change coverage almost disappeared like Malaysian Flight 370.

October 2, 2014