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Looking askance at a practice widely supposed to be a pretty good idea.

Conservation, like taxes, is for little people. When you're rich you can waste all the water you want.

Massive floods cause widespread devastation; while other nations rush in with aid, Mexico's closest neighbor has barely responded.

The technology exists to solve environmental problems and improve our standard of living.

Uncomfortable questions nobody wants to raise about the worldwide drought.

From a church in a rugged rural parish in Honduras, Father Andres Tamayo leads a grassroots movement to protect dwindling timberlands. Bills introduced in the US Congress might help save the forests.

As the nuclear power plant industry tries to leverage the energy crisis, foes of nuclear power are putting a serious crimp in their plans.

At the eighteenth annual Bioneers Conference, environmentalists and social activists are creating alliances that allow the poor to share the promise of a greening America.

Gone are the days of equal protection. Intense natural disasters like the California wildfires are being met with a new model: privatized disaster response.

Welcome to the Age of Insuffiency: As oil prices hit new highs and supplies sink, our way of life will drastically change.

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Last week, actor Mark Ruffalo grabbed the people’s mic at Zuccotti Park to connect the dots between fracking, the occupation of Wall Street, and climate change.

October 24, 2011

The next step for Tar Sands Action will take place on November 6 at the White House where thousands of concerned citizens will implore President Obama to say no to the pipeline and attempt a symbolically powerful encircling of the White House in an act of solemn protest.

October 19, 2011

The State Department has issued an environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline that contradicts many experts—and even the EPA. 

August 26, 2011

Christian Parenti and MSNBC's Martin Bashir discuss whether or not the US is prepared for future earthquakes.

August 25, 2011

More than seventy activists, including Bill McKibben, were arrested outside the White House in a protest against the potentially devastating Keystone XL oil pipeline.

August 20, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry has raised massive campaign contributions from a network of wealthy executives with business before his state and anti-environmental interests. 

August 17, 2011

On September 24, concerned citizens around the world will come together in every nation on earth to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the global movement against fossil fuels.

August 11, 2011

Survivors of the first nuclear tragedies are now campaigning not only against nuclear weapons, but now also against the dangers of nuclear power.

August 9, 2011

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

July 22, 2011

In countries like Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Somalia, droughts and floods linked to climate change have already exacerbated existing civil conflicts and provoked ethnic rioting.

July 1, 2011