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Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues news and analysis from The Nation

  • November 18, 2004

    UN Oil for Food ‘Scandal’

    The CIA's Duelfer report may have confirmed the gross falsity of the WMD claims invoked by the Bush Administration to justify its war against Iraq, but it has also triggered a feeding frenzy in t

    Joy Gordon

  • October 21, 2004

    Crude Awakening

    On January 9, 2004, Royal Dutch/Shell, one of the world's largest publicly traded oil companies, shocked the international financial community by announcing that it had overstated its oil and gas

    Michael T. Klare

  • October 14, 2004

    Climate, the Absent Issue

    Every once in a while there is good news in this troubled world, and the choice of Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai as this year's Nobel Peace Prizewinner is one such moment.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • September 23, 2004

    It’s a Baker Botts World

    When the Bushes need a fixer, they turn to James Baker III. He and his firm benefit.

    Robert Bryce

  • September 16, 2004

    All Creatures Great and Small

    It was an odd dream: The Bush twins were ten feet tall and peering in my window. They were snickering. "We had a hamster too..." they were saying, as though it were the merriest of threats.

    Patricia J. Williams

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  • August 12, 2004

    Election Matters

    In the 1960s John F. Kennedy inspired America with his pledge to put a man on the moon in ten years. Now, John F.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • 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