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January 13, 2016
This Climate Victory Was Buried in Obama’s State of the Union
President Obama said he’ll ‘‘
push to change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet.”
January 12, 2016
The Hidden Risk of Plummeting Oil Prices: War
Falling oil prices could mean rising global conflict.
Michael T. Klare
January 11, 2016
Can This New York State Campaign Finish What the Paris Climate Talks Started?
The COP21 agreement is filled with holes—this diverse, statewide coalition aims to fill them.
January 5, 2016
Why ISIS Is the Minor Leagues of Terror
Putting threats into perspective for 2016.
December 8, 2015
Once Again, California Leads the Way
Governor Jerry Brown leads in tackling catastrophic climate change.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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December 8, 2015
The Princeton Academic Testifying for Ted Cruz’s Climate Hearing Is For-Hire by Fossil-Fuel Corporations
A new report reveals ties between dirty-energy interests, a prominent climate denier, and a notorious dark-money group.
December 4, 2015
Coal Baron Don Blankenship Is Convicted of Conspiracy; He Faces the Same Prison Time as Litterers
Asked for his response to the verdict, the former Massey Energy CEO just winked.
November 18, 2015
This Conservation Program Is the Most Successful in US History. Why Are Republicans Destroying It?
The Land and Water Conservation Fund is just the first of several vaunted nature and wildlife programs the GOP wants to kill.
October 30, 2015
Even Hillary Clinton Thinks It’s Time to Investigate Exxon
Lawmakers, candidates, and environmental groups are pressing the Department of Justice to probe the oil company’s role in sowing doubt about climate science.
September 22, 2015
Did the Fish and Wildlife Service Just Doom This Bird to Extinction?
Big Oil was desperate to keep the sage grouse off the endangered-species list. Here’s why.