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Sustainable development news and analysis from The Nation
June 28, 2022
Can’t Stand All the Political Heat? Escape to the Park.
Many cities have Frederick Law Olmsted to thank for these spaces.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 28, 2022
A Transformative Green New Deal Requires Inclusive Manufacturing
Without a new approach to manufacturing, we may protect the environment better but continue to reinforce racial and economic inequality.
Bill Fletcher Jr.
August 16, 2021
Those Who Ran the Afghanistan War Lied. They Must Be Held to Account.
The grotesque costs of lying about the war have grown too large to bear.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 22, 2021
These days, sustainability is on trend. But the trend cycle of fast fashion isn’t sustainable.
September 21, 2020
Want the Youth Vote? Prioritize Climate Change
Young voters are intimately aware that they will be forced to bear the full effects of climate change—and they’re voting with that in mind.
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May 22, 2020
Is Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ a Boondoggle?
Opponents warn that it will not only devastate the Yucatán’s ecosystem but also trigger unsustainable development and further marginalize local communities.
March 10, 2020
What Does Work Look Like on a Dying Planet?
Students, promised a bright and successful future after college, are being fast-tracked into corporate careers, usually without a second thought about the value of their work in a climate emergency.
April 30, 2019
Billionaires Can Rebuild the Past, but Their Wealth Can’t Fix the Future
To save the environment and curb climate change, we need to transform the economy that allows for billionaires to exist in the first place.
November 27, 2018
Appalachia Already Has a Plan to Get Past Coal
Green energy, jobs training, affordable housing: We just need to fund it.
August 23, 2018
What Does the Mexican Left Think of Mexico’s ‘Leftist’ President-Elect?
Indigenous movements and longtime organizers are wary as they wait to see how much action will follow AMLO’s campaign promises.