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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.

Tar Sands Protest

Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.

Storm Sandy

We might not want to acknowledge it, but climate change is real and it's happening now.

Solar panels

As the IPCC sounds another alarm about climate change, solar energy supporters believe they have a solution.

Blogs

Climate change “has moved firmly into the present,” a massive new report finds. But its politics have regressed. 

May 6, 2014

Nation Editor-at-Large and MSNBC host Chris Hayes appeared on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show to talk climate, politics and his recent bad luck. 

April 29, 2014

It’s already wreaking havoc on the region’s vital fishing, tourism and agriculture industries.

April 29, 2014

With little precedent for climate change litigation, youth turn to the public trust doctrine.

April 25, 2014

When workers gain democratic control over their energy futures, they won’t just be trying to cope with climate change, they’ll be overturning entrenched economic structures.

April 23, 2014

Rejecting Keystone isn’t a comprehensive solution, but it would signal that the easy cycle of business as usual can be disrupted. 

April 22, 2014

Those of us who haven’t been paying enough attention to climate change can no longer take for granted that others will do the work. It’s time for all of us to show up.

April 22, 2014

A South Dakota Senate candidate rejects the pipeline as “an awful lot of risk… and very little reward.”

April 22, 2014

Fossil fuel companies spend just a tiny fraction of their colossal profits on lobbying, and get that back by an order of magnitude in tax subsidies, but they still have Washington in a stranglehold. 

April 22, 2014

These heroes of the climate change movement, at least on my better days, lend me hope that my children will inherit something salvageable.

April 22, 2014