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Environmental disasters news and analysis from The Nation
April 18, 2017
The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: Carbon Dioxide Emissions
If Trump and his cronies really cared about children killed by noxious gases, they wouldn’t be trying to spew ever more CO
into the atmosphere.
April 10, 2017
Where Is America’s Next War? Alaska.
And the enemy is not who you’d expect.
March 29, 2017
Why Trump’s Climate-Wrecking Agenda Could Fail
Activists as well as local and state governments are fighting back—but global energy markets could be his most powerful opponents.
March 29, 2017
Trump’s Climate Order May Make it Harder to Prepare for Natural Disasters
The president rolled back two directives meant to protect communities from the effects of climate change.
March 23, 2017
Why Does Trump Want to Stop Investigating Chemical Accidents?
Eliminating a critical agency that costs as much as four Mar-a-Lago trips.
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March 7, 2017
Get Ready for Trump’s Climate-Denial Offensive
If Trump continues his assault on common sense about climate change, America is going to lose—and lose big.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
December 12, 2016
This Is How We Can Tackle Climate Change, Even With a Denier in Chief
Cities and states can step up their efforts to tackle global warming—with or without federal leadership.
November 22, 2016
There’s a Right Way—and a Wrong Way—for Cities to Mitigate Climate Change
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New Yorkers came together to initiate community-labor partnerships to decide on how they wanted their city to be made more resilient.
October 19, 2016
El Salvador Ruling Offers a Reminder of Why the TPP Must Be Defeated
Obama is waging a full-court press to pass the unpopular trade treaty after the November elections.
August 31, 2016
Are You a Millennial? Congratulations! Climate Change Will Cost Your Generation $8.8 Trillion
That is, unless real change comes to the economy, and fast.