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To qualify for charity, a homeless Austrian chimp has petitioned the courts to be granted human status. If he wins, expect a surge of humans going over to the other side.

Is global warming an unprecedented disaster, or just the earth
recovering from the ice age?

We can no longer prevent global warming, but we can survive it--if we have the collective will to act.

Artists try to wake up a sleepwalking public to the dangers of climate change.

Airplanes produce staggering amounts of carbon dioxide--and there's no way to make them more energy-efficient.

Could clean coal become a reality, or is it just another corporate fantasy?

The world's most industrialized countries started the climate crisis, but China might well finish the job.

Melting ice is threatening the centuries-old society of the Gwich'in tribes.

Blogs

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

The flooding in Pakistan has displaced 2 million people, killed at least 1600 and affected 14 million. It should be affecting all of us.

August 12, 2010