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McCain has received millions in donations from the same companies that helped the Bush administration create an energy plan that has helped raise gasoline to $4 a gallon.

America is literally awash in antidepressants. Blame the surfeit of drugs in our system on a confusion between illness and suffering.

How solidly Republican will Christian evangelicals be in 2008? Could concern about the planet be the issue that draws many believers into the Democratic camp?

Sure, greedy consumers play their part. But George W. Bush is responsible for the five-fold increase in the price of oil.

Katha Pollitt on the end of the Clinton campaign, Corey Robin on a neo-conservative book scandal and Mark Hertsgaard on the latest climate change legislation effort.

Forget change you can believe in and start dealing with the changes coming at you as fast as the price of fuel makes its way skyward.

Senate Republicans in denial about global warming blocked a vote Friday on the Climate Security Act, setting the stage for how the next President will address the Earth's most pressing issue.

The debate over the Climate Security Act reveals a lot about how the next Congress--and the next President--will address the most urgent issue facing humanity.

Carl Pope and Van Jones discuss the issues and movements that have informed and inspired their lives and work.

How have the Saudis thanked George W. Bush for protecting their sorry oil well of a country? Just check the price of gas.

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One week after the president stated that “no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change,” his administration proposes to open up vast stretches of ocean in the Atlantic and Arctic to oil and gas drilling.

January 28, 2015

Debunking climate change and other myths of liberal “science.”

January 27, 2015

Killing the pipeline for good would reveal that the incoming GOP majority has little to offer by way of an economic agenda.

January 6, 2015

Advocates for countries most affected by climate change are outraged.

December 12, 2014

Water privatization could soon be the next front in the austerity wars.

December 8, 2014

Walmart claims to be environmentally friendly, but the details tell a different story.

December 3, 2014

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