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Smokestacks

Latinos—along with other minorities and youth—are the strongest supporters of action against climate change. It’s time mainstream enviros got the message.

The Limits to Growth book cover

This mega-bestseller has been attacked repeatedly since its publication forty years ago, but its warnings about the climate were alarmingly prescient. 

In the aftermath of a superstorm, Americans are finally waking up to global warming. 

Smokestack

The Bank claims it wants to step up to the challenge of climate change. But why is it still investing in fossil fuels?

Farm

Are dying cattle the canaries in the coal mine? Farmers and ranchers are sounding alarms about the risks to human health of hydraulic fracturing.

Worker

Efforts to reduce unemployment and curb inequality must be considered alongside urgent threats to the environment and democracy. 

Oil spill

The recent World Energy Outlook report that has many cheering U.S. oil supremacy—when it should be setting off alarm bells on the climate crisis. 

Natural gas drilling rig

In small hamlets and tiny towns you’ve never heard of, grassroots activists are taking a stand in what could be the final showdown for Earth’s future.

350.org

350.org’s caravan heads to Washington, DC, to push President Obama to address climate change in his second term.

Barack Obama

What does this election mean for the future of the country? Are electoral politics really a mechanism for change? 

Blogs

STUDENT FINALIST: America is growing weak and gaining a poor reputation because it is unable to provide power for its technology.

October 23, 2012

STUDENT FINALIST: What is really at stake this November is nothing less than the existence of an American republic.

October 23, 2012

The debates show both candidates are more concerned with appeasing the coal industry than saving our planet.

October 22, 2012

Larry Gibson, a leader of the fight against mountaintop removal, died Sunday. One of his last appearances is in Chris Hedges’s and Joe Sacco’s new book, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

September 12, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 9, 2012

An Ohio produce farmer's fields of failed crop point to a problem that goes far beyond her family's losses.

July 30, 2012

This summer’s weather is the direct result of climate change. Why are we still not taking it seriously?

July 20, 2012

Heat records are being broken and fires are raging, but society still hasn’t woken up.

July 9, 2012

Unpacking the next round of global talks aimed at curbing climate change.

June 7, 2012

A sobering new report details how extreme heat will take a serious toll on humans this century if climate change isn’t slowed. 

May 24, 2012