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A delegation of church leaders traveled to the US, calling on corporate mogul Ira Rennert to clean up the smelters that are poisoning the children of Peru.

Here's a way to consume less oil: Eat locally! Video artist Molly Schwartz traces how far food travels from field to fork.

She cuts her lawn slowly with a push mower. I save time, hiring men to run machines, burn gas, kill the ozone. Who's the wiser?

Something very strange has happened to food in the richest country in the world:
It's fast, but it ain't good. And it travels way too far a distance from the field to your fork.

Even more contrarian thinking about global warming.

The Iraq War has set off one of the largest oil booms in history--and the race to mine the tar sands of Alberta is heading toward environmental disaster.

A passionate critic of the Iraq War has this advice for the Class of 2007: Be afraid. And look within for answers to all the problems you have inherited.

Under Bush, the right has failed to address energy independence. Can Democrats rise to the challenge?

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Author Christian Parenti, in conversation with NYU student Rebecca Nathanson, explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns—now gaining popularity on college campuses thanks to Bill McKibben—may be a costly distraction.

December 5, 2012

UNH students delivered a petition signed by 1,000 of their peers to the office of President Mark Huddleston calling for the divestment of the institution’s endowment from fossil fuel corporations.

December 3, 2012

The vote made Harvard College the first school in the nation to pass a student referendum in support of fossil fuel divestment.

November 20, 2012

Student activists at Middlebury College in Vermont are challenging the otherwise liberal school to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. 

November 19, 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that the world has had higher-than average temperatures now for 332 consecutive months.

November 16, 2012

In the wake of the superstorm, we need to involve communities—not corporations—in reconstruction efforts. 

November 15, 2012

Students are the sleeping giant that rose to end apartheid and fight for many other just causes. Now more and more students are mobilizing against business as usual in the fossil fuel industry.

November 14, 2012

You are either on the side of your fellow citizens and residents of this planet, or you are on the side of the storms as yet unnamed.

November 5, 2012

Calling for a climate-change vote, the mayor says: “In just fourteen months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods—something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.”

November 1, 2012