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

Atmospheric CO2 has spiked to 385 parts per million. Roll that back to 350 and we may still live and thrive.

As far as Hillary Clinton is concerned, if you disagree with her gas tax plan, you're an elitist.

The Pentagon has now placed resource competition at the center of its strategic planning.

As Clinton and McCain pander to frustrated voters with tax cuts, the real remedies to rising gas prices go unexplored.

Riding with a caravan that descended on Washington Monday, to call for immediate government action to push down fuel prices.

Despite a slick PR campaign hyping its promise, the nuclear industry isn't going anywhere. It's too costly and won't save us from global warming.

The era of cheap, plentiful oil is just about over. Now what?

Hard hit by rising costs and the threat of losing their rigs, truckers are staging protests, calling for a bailout and lower fuel prices. What if the rest of us joined them?

Not everyone considers access to water to be a human right. A global water justice movement is changing that notion.

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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