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Environmental disasters news and analysis from The Nation
November 25, 2022
Climate Change Should Have Dominated the Midterms. It Didn’t.
When you think about how an ever more overheated planet is going to affect our children and grandchildren, shouldn’t global warming have been right at the top of any list?
November 3, 2022
In the World’s Obituary, Who Will Have the Last Word?
Give humanity credit. When it comes to our urge to destroy, we seem to see no limits, not even those of our own existence.
September 22, 2022
No, America Doesn’t Actually Need “Sacrifice Zones”
Their suffering is not for the greater good.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
September 13, 2022
The Price of Private Equity’s New York Power Plant Grab
After a private company purchased a New York power plant, thousands of gallons of oil spilled into Lake Ontario. It’s part of a troubling pattern.
August 19, 2022
Trying to Keep the Roof on in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley
While the petrochemical industry keeps blowing it off.
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August 12, 2022
The Climate Crisis Is Changing Our Concept of Home
Climate journalist and author Madeline Ostrander on finding stability on a burning planet.
July 29, 2022
This Year, It Was New Mexico’s Turn to Burn
We may have dodged a bullet, but climate change has unlimited ammo.
July 27, 2022
Down With Petroleum Tyranny—or We Can Expect the Worst
Overcoming a global phalanx of oil-industry defenders will require far more political muscle than the environmental camp has yet been able to muster.
Michael T. Klare
June 13, 2022
“Eventually, Does the Whole World Go Away?”
Dispatches from an interconnected planet, as the climate crisis met the Covid pandemic.
May 31, 2022
Want to See the Future of Climate Politics? Look to Australia.
The way in which climate concerns have occupied Australians’ politics should serve as a warning to American Democrats.