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Sustainable development news and analysis from The Nation
October 20, 2015
How a Gentrification Scam Threatens New York’s Community Gardens
Shady developers know one easy way to build luxury condos: Claim ownership of communal land.
September 24, 2015
You Can’t Fight Poverty With a Concert
Global Citizen’s celebrity-packed festival aims to mobilize millennials against poverty. That’s pointless if it strips politics from the fight.
September 3, 2015
Stadiums Ruin Neighborhoods
But for the first time in 60 years, a sports megastructure will not dominate Atlanta’s skyline south of Downtown. Can activists help make the area livable again?
April 16, 2015
2015 Could Be the Start of a Green Energy Revolution
There are four big reasons fossil fuel could go the way of the dinosaur sooner than we think.
Michael T. Klare
March 23, 2015
The Future of a Failed State
Nations like Haiti don’t “fail” because of their people, but because they’ve been relentlessly exploited by the more “developed” world.
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February 24, 2015
This Year’s Climate Talks Are Our Last (and Best) Chance to Slow Global Warming
An interview with Jeffrey Sachs on the 2015 Paris negotiations, sustainable development and the profound threat facing our planet.
October 31, 2014
Interview With Noam Chomsky on the Crisis in Central America and Mexico
Chomsky discusses the past, present and future of Latin American politics.
October 6, 2014
Will the UN’s New Development Goals Downplay the Need for Gender Equality?
Women’s reproductive rights are at risk of being de-emphasized as UN member nations draft the Sustainable Development Goals.
September 24, 2014
Can New York Create Affordable Housing That’s Also Environmentally Sustainable?
The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.
August 22, 2014
How the Gates Foundation’s Investments Are Undermining Its Own Good Works
Its vast holdings in the fossil fuel and arms industries subvert the foundation’s battle against disease and poverty.