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Will Democrats lose 50,000 votes every time the price of gasoline drops?
If so, don't blame the GOP (they don't have that much power). Blame instead
the greed of US consumers.

Three new books reappraise the massive earthquake of 1906, which was felt across an area of 400,000 miles and leveled much of San Francisco.

California's global warming initiative shows how far ahead the state is
compared with the federal government. But it also reveals how America lags behind the rest of the world.

As the generation of power brokers over 40 continues to blow off
global warming, our dependence on a waning supply of oil will create
a miserable future for their children and grandchilden.

As the world grows short of oil, nations in search of a viable energy
policy should take a lesson from Cuba, which turned to sustainable
agriculture to offset its own oil crisis.

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.

Blogs

From public housing to living wages, how can New York rebuild as a more equal, just city? 

December 7, 2012

A World Bank report says a 4 degree centigrade warmer world would be environmentally catastrophic, so why won’t the Bank divest from fossil fuels?

December 6, 2012

Author Christian Parenti, in conversation with NYU student Rebecca Nathanson, explains why fossil-fuel divestment campaigns—now gaining popularity on college campuses thanks to Bill McKibben—may be a costly distraction.

December 5, 2012

UNH students delivered a petition signed by 1,000 of their peers to the office of President Mark Huddleston calling for the divestment of the institution’s endowment from fossil fuel corporations.

December 3, 2012

The vote made Harvard College the first school in the nation to pass a student referendum in support of fossil fuel divestment.

November 20, 2012

Student activists at Middlebury College in Vermont are challenging the otherwise liberal school to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. 

November 19, 2012

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that the world has had higher-than average temperatures now for 332 consecutive months.

November 16, 2012

In the wake of the superstorm, we need to involve communities—not corporations—in reconstruction efforts. 

November 15, 2012

Students are the sleeping giant that rose to end apartheid and fight for many other just causes. Now more and more students are mobilizing against business as usual in the fossil fuel industry.

November 14, 2012