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If we are to survive and prosper in an oil-short world, we must not only
think outside the box--we must get rid of the box. We must abandon the
long-held idea that growth is the path to achieve every national goal.

As leaders of the world's richest nations gather in St. Petersburg to craft a global energy security strategy, they're poised to endorse a major expansion of nuclear power. Bad idea.

Few of us can now imagine a world without freshwater, but look to the
future, when the scarcity of this most basic commodity will profoundly
change our lives.

By adopting the principles of natural capitalism, America can regain its sanity and reverse the reckless use, overuse, waste and destruction of our natural resources.

"Vote Blue, Go Green" is the new slogan of Britain's Conservative
Party, a measure of just how great a concern climate change is becoming
to politicians of all stripes.

As the planet warms and global catastrophe beckons, what changes are we willing to make to adjust to a brave new world? Tim Flannery and Elizabeth Kolbert seek answers in two provocative new books.

Israel's "convergence" plan will maintain control over most of
Palestine's water supply--dimming hopes for peace and a viable
Palestinian state.

A nearly forgotten criminal conspiracy by GM, Firestone and Chevron shut down the nation's municipal railways, replacing them with gas-guzzling bus lines, paving the way for global warming and for our energy crisis.

Al Gore is trying to save the world by stirring a nation in denial over global warming to meaningful action. The pity is that this is a job for a former politician, not a current one.

The Bush Administration's warm embrace of the Equatorial Guinea's despotic President Teodoro Mbasogo demonstrates how low it will go in pursuit of oil.

Blogs

An edgy ad could have broken through right-wing psychological barriers on climate change and alternative energy. Fox turned it down.

May 11, 2010

Katrina vanden Heuvel debates what Obama's reaction to the oil spill and offshore drilling should be.

May 4, 2010

Confronted with evidence that he was wrong about the safety of offshore drilling—in the form of photos of the nightmarish Gulf of Mexico spill—California's governor withdraws support for offshore drilling. Will Obama do the same?

May 4, 2010

Even as a BP oil rig spills oil into the Gulf of Mexico, wind farms are opening up possibilities for alternative energy.

April 27, 2010

The current senator from Wisconsin renews his predecessor's environmental message.

April 21, 2010

Forty years after the first Earth Day, Mark Hertsgaard talks about the environmental movement, the EPA and cap and trade legislation.

April 21, 2010

A guide to helping save the planet.

April 20, 2010

The recipients of this year's Goldman Prize all led significant, local efforts to protect and sustain the natural environment, often at personal risk.

April 19, 2010

Hannity, Beck & Gang regularly flick sticks at tree-hugging boss.

April 16, 2010

Van Jones heads to Princeton, the Center for American Progress, and today receives the President's Award from the NAACP.

February 26, 2010