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  • October 26, 2006

    Return to Chelyabinsk

    A G-8 plan to ramp up nuclear energy is defended as a necessary response to global warming. But the nuclear waste it generates will hurt people and the planet.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • October 18, 2006

    Greasing the Skids

    OK, market forces control oil prices. But market forces--with a lot of push from Republicans--are driving down the price of gas. And you can be sure they'll rise again after the election.

    Nomi Prins

  • October 3, 2006

    Gas Pump Politics

    Will Democrats lose 50,000 votes every time the price of gasoline drops? If so, don't blame the GOP (they don't have that much power). Blame instead the greed of US consumers.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • September 14, 2006

    Unnatural Disaster

    Three new books reappraise the massive earthquake of 1906, which was felt across an area of 400,000 miles and leveled much of San Francisco.

    Ari Kelman

  • September 14, 2006

    CA Leads on Climate

    California's global warming initiative shows how far ahead the state is compared with the federal government. But it also reveals how America lags behind the rest of the world.

    Mark Hertsgaard

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  • August 30, 2006

    Honey, We Killed the Planet

    As the generation of power brokers over 40 continues to blow off global warming, our dependence on a waning supply of oil will create a miserable future for their children and grandchilden.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • August 22, 2006

    Cuba’s Pathbreaking Energy Policies

    As the world grows short of oil, nations in search of a viable energy policy should take a lesson from Cuba, which turned to sustainable agriculture to offset its own oil crisis.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • August 15, 2006

    Life in a Post-Carbon World

    If we are to survive and prosper in an oil-short world, we must not only think outside the box--we must get rid of the box. We must abandon the long-held idea that growth is the path to achieve every national goal.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • July 17, 2006

    The G-8’s Risky Nuclear Embrace

    As leaders of the world's richest nations gather in St. Petersburg to craft a global energy security strategy, they're poised to endorse a major expansion of nuclear power. Bad idea.

    Mark Hertsgaard