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The people of Africa, not Western corporations, should benefit from Africa's resources.

Wal-Mart's CEO showcases his company's hypocrisy.

At Pittsburgh's Jefferson Elementary School, which overlooks the dark
gray plumes from two electric power plants, there are so many children
with asthma the school nurse alphabetizes the inhalers

Conservatives' persistent complaints about the United Nations' alleged lack of transparency are belied by the Interim Report of Paul Volcker's Independent Inquiry Committee into the Oil for Food

Once again, World Bank water policy is challenged by the poorest.

America's environmental movement has failed and should die as soon as possible so something better can take its place.

The CIA's Duelfer report may have confirmed the gross falsity of the WMD claims invoked by the Bush Administration to justify its war against Iraq, but it has also triggered a feeding frenzy in t

On January 9, 2004, Royal Dutch/Shell, one of the world's largest publicly traded oil companies, shocked the international financial community by announcing that it had overstated its oil and gas

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When workers gain democratic control over their energy futures, they won’t just be trying to cope with climate change, they’ll be overturning entrenched economic structures.

April 23, 2014

Rejecting Keystone isn’t a comprehensive solution, but it would signal that the easy cycle of business as usual can be disrupted. 

April 22, 2014

Those of us who haven’t been paying enough attention to climate change can no longer take for granted that others will do the work. It’s time for all of us to show up.

April 22, 2014

A South Dakota Senate candidate rejects the pipeline as “an awful lot of risk… and very little reward.”

April 22, 2014

Fossil fuel companies spend just a tiny fraction of their colossal profits on lobbying, and get that back by an order of magnitude in tax subsidies, but they still have Washington in a stranglehold. 

April 22, 2014

These heroes of the climate change movement, at least on my better days, lend me hope that my children will inherit something salvageable.

April 22, 2014

Without hope, the horror of climate change paralyzes rather than politicizes.

April 22, 2014

It’s not like women’s rights or prison reform. There are too many people making money out of feeding our insatiable demand for more.

April 22, 2014

Americans put climate change low on their list of priorities. But consider how poor women fare when we opt out of the conversation.

April 22, 2014

Environmentalism could be a populist movement—if its focus shifts from just cutting carbon to cultivating justice on a larger scale.

April 22, 2014