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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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The legendary waste site and whistleblower still at it.

November 26, 2013

At the UN climate conference in Warsaw, a youth-led fast in solidarity with the Philippines is spreading around the world.

November 19, 2013

The climate movement often seems like it’s fighting “against something”--against indifference and political gridlock. But this is a struggle “for everything” that we care about.

November 18, 2013

Why are so few talking about the radiation threat soaring the Pacific?

November 15, 2013

The super-typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.

November 11, 2013

Environmental groups leveraged millions to make climate change a key issue in the race for governor of Virginia and seats on a Washington State county council.  

November 6, 2013

Wendell Berry’s writing and poetry provides a way forward one year after Superstorm Sandy.

October 22, 2013

This year's winner of the Roosevelt Institute’s Freedom Medal is as adept detailing the mechanics of a mine-triggered landslide as he is at critiquing the dangerous combination of ideology and profit motive that caused it to occur.

October 19, 2013

The Brown Divest Coal Campaign is asking Brown University to divest from any holdings it has in America's fifteen largest coal companies and is hopeful for a “yes” vote on divestment this October.

 

October 18, 2013

Divestment is a moral and political strategy to expose the reckless business model of the fossil fuel industry that puts our world at risk.

October 15, 2013