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From Providence to Los Angeles and even the Bronx, urban rivers that were polluted and even paved over are being restored.

America's kids will get less calcium because of our unabated appetite for gas-guzzling cars--and the wrongheaded belief that ethanol is the answer.

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.

Blogs

Joining Charlie Rose, Schell explains that nuclear power has no place in a world so vulnerable to widespread disaster.

March 18, 2011

According to Christian Parenti, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's "culture" of bowing to industry demands prevents it from keeping plants truly safe.

March 17, 2011

America's nuclear power plants are poorly managed and regulated, and it's time they were taken out of commission.

March 17, 2011

Implore your Senators to vote against any legislation that would block the EPA from regulating carbon dioxide.

March 16, 2011

Is Earth becoming Easter Island?

March 15, 2011

To confront climate change we need to completely restructure our economic system.

March 9, 2011

Climate change is happening and it's dangerous, so at this point, science deniers should have no say in the discussion.

February 28, 2011

Eric reflects on Martin Scorsese and Reed dissects the Groundhog Day mentality of Fox News's climate change "science," plus reader mail.

February 3, 2011

Intercollegiate rivalry isn't all about the academics anymore. It's also about eco-friendliness, says the Sierra Club.

August 25, 2010