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Sustainable development news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
July 13, 2018
This Hurricane Season, Puerto Ricans Are Imagining a Sustainable Future
Puerto Rican movements are rebuilding their island in a way that not only enhances climate resilience, but also reclaims their political power.
May 16, 2017
How China Is Building the Post-Western World
Beijing’s Belt and Road project may be the largest single infrastructure program in human history.
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.