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A technician scanning for radiation in Fukushima Prefecture

Don’t expect coverage of Japan's nuclear power disaster on the evening news: unlike other environmental catastrophes, Fukushima’s ongoing crisis offers little to film.

climate change rally

What to make of change on an overheating planet.

Obama

Don’t for a second imagine we’re heading for an era of renewable energy.

Dustbowl

A severe drought in the Southwest is devastating crops and farm communities—and sending a warning about climate change.

Activism image

Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

Escalante River

Saving the land one footfall at a time.

Nuclear transportation

A conversation about a new documentary, its provocative claims—and the facts it leaves out.

Climate justice activist

Colleges, pension funds and foundations together have trillions of dollars that could be invested in solutions to climate change.

New Orleans

Innovative land management could replenish wetlands and limit flood damage.

Blogs

The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it’s going to take hundreds of billions more.

November 25, 2014

The Louisiana senator could build the Keystone XL pipeline with her bare hands, and it probably still wouldn’t give her the boost she needs to win the runoff.

November 13, 2014

A new study suggests air pollution near fracking sites may be worse than previously estimated—putting workers and local residents at increased risk of cancer, birth defects and other major health problems.

November 10, 2014

Republicans just want you to think so.

November 7, 2014

We are not forsaking our vote, but we see that we must address the fossil fuel industry in order to restore the value and power of our vote.

November 4, 2014

A Republican Senate could threaten the EPA and reverse some environmental policy gains.

October 27, 2014

For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.

October 24, 2014

The bright spot for environmentalists in the midterms is, improbably, in deep-red South Dakota.

October 23, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

CNN’s climate change coverage almost disappeared like Malaysian Flight 370.

October 2, 2014