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Environmental disasters news and analysis from The Nation
November 17, 2017
These Women Nobelists Are Fighting for Grassroots Activists in Central America
They’re bringing limelight to women-led movements resisting land grabs and destruction from mining companies, hydroelectric plants, and monoculture plantations.
October 24, 2017
At the White House, Things Are Going Unbelievably Well
We’re in very, very good hands.
October 13, 2017
In Puerto Rico, Disconnection and Chaos, but Grace Under Pressure
With almost no power and shortages of water and medicine, this island is full of people suffering from PTSD.
October 4, 2017
Trump’s Visit Didn’t Help Puerto Rico’s Recovery Efforts. This Sustainable-Energy Plan Could.
Ninety-five percent of the island remains without power weeks after Hurricane Maria.
September 6, 2017
Climate Denialism Is Literally Killing Us
The victims of Hurricane Harvey have a murderer—and it’s not the storm.
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September 1, 2017
Trump Budget Cuts Could Halt the Investigation Into the Texas Chemical Plant Explosion
Trump wants to eliminate the US Chemical Safety Board, which is looking into the Arkema explosion.
August 31, 2017
Houston Developers’ Losing Battle With Climate Change
Roane Carey, plus Erwin Chemerinsky on Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio and Bob Dreyfuss on Seth Rich.
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August 30, 2017
Harvey Strains Texas’s Already Overburdened Schools
Adding to the usual back-to-school worries, the tropical storm has brought fears of homelessness and deportation to the mix.
August 8, 2017
Over 3,000 New Yorkers Could Die From Summer Heat Each Year by 2080
Unless we act now, deaths from extreme heat will become much more common as the globe warms.
July 6, 2017
Can the Caribbean’s Tourism Economy Survive Climate Change?
Rising sea levels, ocean acidification, catastrophic storm surges—the threat is dire, and requires a rapid transition to renewable energy.