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Environmental Activism

Environmental Activism news and analysis from The Nation

  • October 4, 2007

    The Making of a Climate Movement

    Memo to Congress: the Arctic is on thin ice--and so are you.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • October 4, 2007

    The Fight to Save Congo’s Forests

    A history of colonial neglect and endemic corruption has unleashed a lawless logging binge in the heart of Congo's massive woodlands.

    Christian Parenti

  • July 26, 2007

    A Bronx Tale

    From Providence to Los Angeles and even the Bronx, urban rivers that were polluted and even paved over are being restored.

    Tracy Tullis

  • April 19, 2007

    Fevered Imagination

    Artists try to wake up a sleepwalking public to the dangers of climate change.

    Lawrence Weschler

  • April 19, 2007

    Don’t Bet on Offsets

    Erasing your "carbon footprint" is tougher than it seems.

    A.C. Thompson and Duane Moles

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  • July 13, 2006

    Green Grows Grassroots

    In the Bush era, the green movement has become a paper tiger. It must regroup, reframe and reach out across the lines of race and class that have kept environmental issues at the political fringe.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • April 27, 2006

    A Green Salute

    In celebration of Earth Day, The Nation salutes those who took part in the top five environmental victories of the year.

    Katrina vanden Heuvel and Sam Graham-Felsen

  • March 16, 2006

    Three Who Made a Revolution

    Rachel Carson, Betty Friedan and Jane Jacobs opened vast new possibilities for social transformation by writing about widespread attacks on nature, women and the poor.

    Rebecca Solnit

  • February 9, 2006

    Who Killed the Miners?

    Recent mining disasters demonstrate that the Bush Administration should be called to account for replacing federal mine regulators, who were identifying hazards and meeting requirements, with industry-friendly stand-ins.

    Erik Reece

  • January 11, 2006

    Green Power

    The Green Party fell from power in recent German elections, but Greens continue to be the party to watch, a progressive influence on the world's third-largest economy.

    Mark Hertsgaard