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Solar panels

As the IPCC sounds another alarm about climate change, solar energy supporters believe they have a solution.

Pollution in China

The latest trend toward fossil fuels is dangerous for the entire planet, since China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

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. 

Worker

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

Coal mine in India

For decades, the World Bank pushed privatization of the power industry and assumed that energy services would "trickle down" to the poor.

Gas drilling

Costly technologies have opened up new sources in the Western Hemisphere—but they pose immense environmental dangers.

Nuclear waste

The transition to a low-carbon future is ambitious and, so far, has been remarkably smooth.

Why is United States in an especially precarious position when it comes to energy?

Blogs

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

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

April 22, 2014

The program’s attack on government investments in green technology ignores basic facts.  

January 6, 2014

The super-typhoon that just hit the Philippines should be a wake-up call for climate-change negotiators in Warsaw.

November 11, 2013

Environmentalists ought to embrace, not fear, the usefulness of nuclear power.

August 21, 2013

Despite the ills of fracking, the Obama administration claims more natural gas is part of the solution to climate change. 

August 15, 2013

How labor and environmentalists in California are finding common cause.

August 7, 2013

STUDENT FINALIST: From foreign policy to climate change, our dependency on oil should be fueling the election conversation. 

October 28, 2012

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

October 23, 2012