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Environmental Activism news and analysis from The Nation

  • April 14, 2010

    Teach-in On The Environment

     Ecology has become a very important issue on campuses this season, and this teach-in was the forerunner--a kind of model--for thousands of college and high school colloquia to be held on April 22, dubbed "Earth Day" by the sponsors. 

    Raymond R. Coffey

  • April 14, 2010

    Environmentalism Turns 16

     Ask Brock Evans, Washington lobbyist for the Audubon Society, what he thinks of the liedown- in-front-of-the-bulldozer approach to 'environmentalism practiced by Earth First!, and he scoffs, "I want to know how many acres they've saved in the last few years." Earth First! founder Dave Foreman's response is, many acres have they given away?" In the sixteen years since the-first Earth Day, the most prominent environmental groups have become more savy and more pragmatic politically as they have blended into the Washington landscape.

    Seth Zuckerman

  • March 10, 2010

    Conservation Groups & Corporate Cash: An Exchange

    Johann Hari's piece "The Wrong Kind of Green" takes mainstream environmental groups to task for selling out their principles, often in exchange for money from the worst polluters.  We invited a range of green groups mentioned in the article to respond to Hari's arguments in this special online forum.

    Various Contributors and Johann Hari


  • March 4, 2010

    The Wrong Kind of Green

    The Nature Conservancy has acknowledged the oil leak in the Gulf, but failed to mention BP. Could it be because the Conservancy has close ties to the oil company? Johann Hari reports on the relationship between conservation groups and corporate cash.

    Johann Hari

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  • January 7, 2010

    The Copenhagen Disaccord

    Activists are figuring out what went wrong at the climate summit and what to do next.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • December 16, 2009

    The Courage to Say No

    The G-8 powers are willing to do just about anything to get a deal in Copenhagen. But the urgency doesn't come from a desire to stop climate change.

    Naomi Klein

  • December 16, 2009

    A Planetary Movement

    The Copenhagen summit has witnessed the coming of age of a genuine, global and muscular mass movement on behalf of climate action.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • December 11, 2009

    Big News from Copenhagen: Radical Cuts Urged, Deal In Jeopardy

    The Alliance of Small Island Nations roils summit with call for huge emissions reductions as activists prepare for global day of action tomorrow

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • December 11, 2009

    Coming Soon to COP15: Protests!

    Beginning today, protests in the streets of Copenhagen will add another dynamic to the COP15 drama.

    Robert S. Eshelman