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As human actions change the planet in irreversable ways, will human bonds suffer irreversable damage, too?

More than five years after the invasion of Iraq--just in case you were still waiting--the oil giants finally hit the front page.

Obese America is literally sitting on vast energy reserves--all we need to do is extract it and turn it into fuel.

Oil companies, speculators and OPEC helped spike the cost of oil, but ruinous Bush Administration policies have compounded the damage.

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.

Blogs

We look back to the time when a science columnist wrote up one possible replacement for "the fossil fuel which is now so important an element in the existing order of human society."

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

As its battle against the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan intensifies, Big Coal is getting a lot of help from friends in high places.

March 25, 2015

Florida officials have reportedly been banned from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming."

March 9, 2015

The scariest conclusion of a new comprehensive study is that scientists have no clue what geoengineering would really do to the planet.

February 10, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015

Hypocrisy at Harvard reigns supreme as students demand divestment. 

February 3, 2015

When all else fails: deny, deny, deny.

February 3, 2015

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