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Without immediate action, cities like New York and Washington face a future of massive levees, floodgates and ecological catastrophe.

Hurricane Sandy water

It’s time to ditch the political euphemisms, and start calling lies, theft and greed by their true name.

A tribute to the pioneering environmentalist who put science in the service of social justice.

Mitt Romney

He would eviscerate environmental regulation and encourage plunder by oil and gas interests.

Some hospitals, like St. Joe's in Ann Arbor, are seeking out local food—but for the local food movement, meeting their needs is a challenge.

Despite Romney’s claims, Obama poses little threat to the industry.

Deepwater Horizon disaster

American politicians are touting a future of robust domestic oil production. There’s just one problem: our planet won’t allow it. 

Glacier

The presidential candidates have barely touched on environmental issues in their campaigns—and they both have plenty to answer for. Here’s what voters want to know.

But does his DNC speech signal that Obama will now champion the climate fight? Or was he just telling the Democratic base what they wanted to hear?

As the Democratic governor considers whether to allow the controversial gas drilling practice, anti-fracking forces vow to stop it—even if they have to go to jail to do so.

Blogs

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

A conversation with Jacqueline Patterson, executive director of the NAACP’s Climate Justice Initiative.

April 22, 2014

One-quarter of all mammals are classified as endangered, along with a third of all reef-building corals and one-fifth of all reptiles.

April 22, 2014

“Environmentalism” has failed. The planet now needs a movement far more radical.

April 22, 2014

The proposed $3.8 billion liquid natural gas (LNG) export facility would do serious damage to the local environment and could put the United States on the path to massively increasing our greenhouse gas emissions.

April 21, 2014

As Leonard Cohen once put it, “We asked for signs/and signs were sent.”

April 20, 2014

A Pulitzer-prize winning investigation found that law firm Jackson Kelly, now defended by Senator Joe Manchin, concealed evidence and shaped doctor’s testimony.

April 16, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014