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Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues news and analysis from The Nation

  • July 29, 2004

    Holy Water

    Walden Pond is America's environmental holy land, the naturalist's sacred site and Concord's local swimming pool.

    Jane Holtz Kay

  • July 29, 2004

    Boiling Point

    Nature doesn't compromise on global climate change; activists must not either.

    Ross Gelbspan

  • May 6, 2004

    Mean Green Job Machine

    The presidential campaigns and their armies of consultants are well aware that a jittery American public yearns for jobs.

    Paula DiPerna

  • May 6, 2004

    Bhopal’s Legacy

    Every December for the past nineteen years, marchers in Bhopal, India, have paraded an effigy of Warren Anderson through town and burned it. Anderson is despised because he was the CEO of Union

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • April 14, 2004

    Sierra Club Votes for its Future

    One of the nation's most important environmental organizations is in the fight of its life.

    Ben Adler

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  • April 1, 2004

    Scalia’s Flawed Judgment

    After weeks of critical editorials, embarrassing cartoons and late-night talk-show jokes, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia issued a twenty-one-page memorandum on March 18 to explain why his J

    Stephen Gillers

  • March 25, 2004

    Africa’s Oil Tycoons

    Western firms and government leaders, not the people, benefit from Angola's wealth.

    Daphne Eviatar

  • March 18, 2004

    Whatever It Takes

    Exxon has used the legal system to avoid paying damages for the Valdez spill.

    Ashley Shelby

  • March 18, 2004

    Three Mile Island

    On the morning of September 11, 2001, after the second plane hit the World Trade Center and it was clear that the nation was under attack, US authorities issued an emergency alert, grounding air

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • February 19, 2004

    Saving the Environment

    This article is adapted from Carl Pope and Paul Rauber's forthcoming Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration Is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress (Sierra Club Books) .

    Paul Rauber and Carl Pope