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Environment news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 19, 2007

    Farewell, Sweet Ice

    Melting ice is threatening the centuries-old society of the Gwich'in tribes.

    Matthew Gilbert

  • April 19, 2007

    Adapt or Die

    Areas like Bangladesh and New Orleans, which promise to be hard hit by climate change, face a stark decision.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • April 19, 2007

    Cooler Elites

    Can the ruling classes save the world from global warming?

    Doug Henwood

  • April 19, 2007

    Big Is Beautiful

    Green utilities are growing, but they need to grow faster.

    Christian Parenti

  • April 19, 2007

    Why We Can’t Wait

    If Congress follows these five suggestions, we could solve the problem of global warming.

    James Hansen


  • April 10, 2007

    Getting the Lead Out

    A landmark decision in Rhode Island holding three manufacturers responsible for lead poisoning is a sign of progress nationwide.

    David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz

  • April 9, 2007

    The Ethanol Hoax

    Corn is the magic cure of the moment, which Bush and the global-warming naysayers contend will save the planet. Don't buy it.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • April 3, 2007

    Denial in the Desert

    Abrupt climate change is rapidly turning the American West into a desert. But a culture in denial continues rampant suburbanization, fueled by the delusion that our water supply is inexhaustible.

    Mike Davis

  • March 23, 2007

    Al Gore, Global Statesman

    America has lacked a real leader for so long, it comes as a shock to see someone as visionary as Gore speak clearly to Congress about the climate crisis.

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • March 1, 2007

    Who Will Get the Oil?

    War and corruption have decimated Iraq's oil supply, and Western companies are angling for a cut of what's left.

    Christian Parenti