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Environment

Environment news and analysis from The Nation

  • February 6, 2007

    American Dream, Downsized

    In the world's increasingly crowded cities, personal space is shrinking--and so are options for personal happiness.

    Andrew Lam

  • January 11, 2007

    Mutiny for the Bounty

    We can't survive without oceans, but you wouldn't know that from the way we treat them.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • December 17, 2006

    Ch├ívez’s Citizen Diplomacy

    Venezuela's controversial program to provide heating oil to impoverished American communities exposes the inability of the richest nation on earth to meet the needs of its poor.

    Liza Featherstone

  • December 14, 2006

    Chávez’s Citizen Diplomacy

    Venezuela's controversial program to provide heating oil to impoverished American communities exposes the inability of the richest nation on earth to meet the needs of its poor.

    Liza Featherstone

  • November 26, 2006

    Big Win for Enviros

    America's environmentalists won big in the midterm elections. But can they make real progress on climate change by 2008 and beyond?

    Mark Hertsgaard

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  • November 9, 2006

    A New Idea Grows in Alabama

    Poverty, race and obesity have a lot in common. In Alabama an underfunded federal program addresses the problem by providing fresh produce to low-income residents and seniors.

    Mark Winne

  • 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