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Now that rising gas prices and plummeting sales of gas hog vehicles has gotten everyone's attention, let's talk about a long-term plan.

The Nation's Christopher Hayes discusses the Right's woeful misunderstanding of the country's gas prices crisis.

We're drowning in pretended patriotism used to cover the lies that got us into Iraq, the defense of torture and violation of our basic liberties.

Two new anthologies explore the virtues and occasional shortcomings of Bill McKibben's quest for environmental salvation.

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.

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When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

The pope’s encyclical on climate change is a call for economic justice.

June 23, 2015

As governor of Florida, Bush said publicly that climate change was not a “top priority.” He also quietly ordered a review of policy options for responding to it.

June 18, 2015

The world’s largest oil and gas companies are finally admitting climate change is real—and that they’re to blame.

June 16, 2015

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