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Walden Pond is America's environmental holy land, the naturalist's sacred site and Concord's local swimming pool.

Nature doesn't compromise on global climate change; activists must not either.

The presidential campaigns and their armies of consultants are well
aware that a jittery American public yearns for jobs.

Every December for the past nineteen years, marchers in Bhopal, India,
have paraded an effigy of Warren Anderson through town and burned it.
Anderson is despised because he was the CEO of Union

One of the nation's most important environmental organizations is in the fight of its life.

After weeks of critical editorials, embarrassing cartoons and late-night talk-show jokes, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia issued a twenty-one-page memorandum on March 18 to explain why his J

Western firms and government leaders, not the people, benefit from Angola's wealth.

Exxon has used the legal system to avoid paying damages for the Valdez spill.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, after the second plane hit the World Trade Center and it was clear that the nation was under attack, US authorities issued an emergency alert, grounding air

This article is adapted from Carl Pope and Paul Rauber's forthcoming Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress (Sierra Club Books) .

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Colby, with its biomass plant and its pledge to be carbon neutral by 2015, is a leader in sustainability. C.A.R.E. believes that Colby should divest from fossil fuels as part of its broader efforts to become carbon neutral.

January 28, 2013

Obama now has allies in Congress for his new climate change push, who will also turn to the public for help. 

January 24, 2013

Divestment is engaging more students than any similar campaign in the past twenty years. Why is it so successful?

January 24, 2013

Approving the Keystone XL pipeline would be a crippling blow to the idea the White House is serious about addressing climate change.

January 22, 2013

A debate over whether environmental and social concerns should influence investment policies of college and university endowments.

January 22, 2013

With Hurricane Sandy still on the public’s mind, Obama should take action on carbon emissions and disaster response.

January 8, 2013

A new campaign to push colleges and universities to divest from the fossil fuel industry spread like wildfire this past semester.

January 2, 2013

Brilliant, young, dynamic, female environmental visionaries are hard to find, so this loss is enormous.

January 1, 2013

Having lost the election, the Koch political machine, Americans for Prosperity, now takes aim at Hurricane Sandy relief legislation. 

December 22, 2012

In the wake of a high-profile student protest and amid a growing university movement to combat climate change, Middlebury College announced that it would initiate steps to address the feasibility of divesting its endowment from the fossil fuel industry.

December 20, 2012